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Proximity to Green Spaces Impacts Health

A University at Albany team worked with colleagues around the globe on two separate studies to determine the effects that greenery has on our health – finding that the greener our surroundings, the better.
4-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UAlbany Atmospheric Scientist Leads $2 Million Project to Study Hurricane Intensity

Atmospheric scientist Brian Tang has been awarded $2.145 million from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to help forecasters better understand and predict the rapid intensification of hurricanes.
30-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Forensic Chemist Detects Marijuana-Use Based on Sweat Test

Jan Halámek is proving that our own perspiration not only gives away how drunk we are – but if we are high, too.
6-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

People in Peru Are Being Exposed to Potentially Dangerous Levels of Mercury

People living in the southern Peruvian Amazon are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury due to a combination of their diet and artisanal and small-scale gold mining occurring in their communities.
19-Dec-2019 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Forensic Chemist Proposes Sweat Testing Strip as Breathalyzer Replacement

Jan Halámek and his team of researchers at the University at Albany, led by Department of Chemistry graduate student Mindy Hair, are developing a sensing strip that can detect a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) based on ethanol levels in a...
11-Dec-2019 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: Favorable Environments for Large Hail Increasing Across U.S.

A group of atmospheric scientists have uncovered an environmental footprint that could help explain why the cost of hailstorm damage is rapidly increasing in the United States.
9-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Children Log Excessive Screen-Time

A study conducted by the University at Albany, the National Institutes of Health and New York University Langone Medical Center uncovered several new findings about the amount of time children spend watching television or using a computer or mobile...
26-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

UAlbany Receives $1 Million for Public Health Modeling Center

The University at Albany is now the home of an applied modeling center designed to aid the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health organizations in developing, implementing and altering public health...
12-Nov-2019 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


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