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  1. Archaeologists Put Sound Back Into a Previously Silent PastRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 6 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. Many attempts to explain how past people experienced their wider world have focused on sight at the expense of sound, but researchers from the University at Albany and the University at Buffalo have developed a tool that puts sound back into the ancient landscape. UAlbany's Kristy Primeau and UB's David Witt use GIS technology to advance a largely theoretical discussion into a modeled sensory experience to explore how people may have heard their surroundings throughout an entire archaeological landscape, or soundscape.

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  2. Most Families in Low-Income Countries Lack Soap at Home, Study FindsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 28 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. Washing with soap and water is second nature for many. But in many other places around the world, handwashing with soap is rare.

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  3. Officers on Afternoon Shift Report Being More FatiguedRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2017 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. Police officers on the afternoon shift are twice as likely to report being tired, according to a University at Buffalo-led study. "Officers who work the afternoon shift are more likely to be fatigued, which puts them at greater risk for accidents, errors and stress," said John Violanti, the study's lead author and a research professor of epidemiology and environmental health in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions.

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  4. Ineffective Antibiotics Form Strong Teams Against Deadly Super BacteriaRead the original story

    May 24, 2017 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. In the fight against super bacteria, University at Buffalo scientists are relying on strength in numbers to win the battle against drug resistance. A team of researchers found that combinations of three antibiotics that are each ineffective against superbugs when used alone are capable of eradicating two of the six ESKAPE pathogens when delivered together.

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  5. Drought Doubt Lingers with Warm Summer PredictionsRead the original story

    May 18, 2017 | Newswise

    Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says that while the drought in the Northeast is over, predictions of above-normal temperatures this summer could be a concern for agriculture in the region. "May has brought above-normal precipitation for most of the region so far.

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  6. Nonprescription Use of Ritalin Linked to Adverse Side Effects, UB Study FindsRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. New research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable effects. Ritalin, the brand name for methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a growing problem among college students who use it without a prescription as a so-called "study enhancer."

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  7. You Need More Than Just a White Hat to Tell the Hero From the VillainRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. The Sopranos' Tony Soprano and Walter White from Breaking Bad rank among recent television drama's most notorious protagonists, each of questionable morality. So, here's the question: Do you like them? If you answered "yes" as many people do, a recently published paper by a University at Buffalo researcher suggests why people might feel good about characters who do bad things.

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  8. Staking Self-Worth on the Pursuit of Money Has Negative Psychological ConsequencesRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2017 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper by a University at Buffalo research team suggest that there may be downsides to this pursuit. The pursuit of money in and of itself is not bad, but there are risks to consider when it is fueled by a desire to boost self-esteem.

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  9. Experiencing Nightmare Scenarios Before Discharge Boosts Confidence of Parents of Premature BabiesRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by first-time parents, one that is felt even more so among parents of newborns being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit . But the key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, according to new research led by University at Buffalo nursing researcher Deborah Raines.

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  10. Genetics Are Key to Hormone Therapy Lowering Risk of Broken Bones in Older WomenRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo. The study included nearly 10,000 participants from the Women's Health Initiative , a national, long-term study of more than 150,000 women.

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  11. Study Shows Hearing Tests Miss Common Form of Hearing LossRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2017 | Newswise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioral tests, according to the findings of a University at Buffalo-led study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience . This type of "hidden hearing loss" paradoxically presents itself as essentially normal hearing in the clinic, where audiograms - the gold-standard for measuring hearing thresholds - are typically conducted in a quiet room.

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  12. From Skin to Brain: Stem Cells Without Genetic ModificationRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2017 | Newswise

    UB study yields neural crest cells from adult skin cells, and could lead to new treatments for Parkinson's and other brain illnesses For Release: March 15, 2017 Contact: Grove Potter, [email protected] University at Buffalo 716-645-2130 From skin to brain: Stem cells without genetic modification UB study yields neural crest cells from adult skin cells, and could lead to new treatments for Parkinson's and other brain illnesses BUFFALO, N.Y. - A discovery, several years in the making, by a University at Buffalo research team has proven that adult skin cells can be converted into neural crest cells without any genetic modification, and that these stem cells can yield other cells that are present in the spinal cord and the brain.

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  13. How Can We Predict Whose MS Will Worsen?Read the original story

    Mar 1, 2017 | Newswise

    Newswise - MINNEAPOLIS - In older people with MS, having fatigue and limited leg function is more often seen in people with MS progression than in those without, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. "Study participants with those symptoms were more likely to progress from relapsing-remitting MS to secondary progressive MS within five years," said study author Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

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  14. Reforestation in Urban LandscapesRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2017 | Newswise

    Decades after abandonment as a residential and industrial dump, the Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, New York is not regenerating itself with canopy trees native to Western New York. Research reported in "Canopy trees in an urban landscape-viable forests or long-lived gardens?" appeared in the journal Urban Ecosystems.

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  15. Mayor of Buffalo Honors President Conway-Turner at MLK Scholarship BreakfastRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | Newswise

    Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, '83, honored Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner earlier this week with a proclamation declaring that January 16, 2017, was "Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner Day" in the City of Buffalo. Brown read the proclamation before Conway-Turner's keynote address at the New Hope Baptist Church 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast on Monday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

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  16. Vader Systems Creates Liquid Metal 3-D Printer for ManufacturingRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2017 | Newswise

    A father and son team in the START-UP NY program have invented a liquid metal printing machine that could represent a significant transformation in manufacturing. A breakthrough idea five years ago by former University at Buffalo student Zack Vader, then 19, has created a machine that prints three-dimensional objects using liquid metal.

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  17. Unique Gene Signature Predicts Potentially Lethal Prostate CancersRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2017 | Newswise

    Unique Gene Signature Predicts Potentially Lethal Prostate Cancers Roswell Park-led study suggests new strategy for treating advanced prostate cancer Newswise - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Standard therapy for prostate cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men, is based on blocking androgens, the male sex hormones. However, for some men, prostate cancer recurs despite androgen-deprivation therapy.

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  18. WVU Researcher Develops Methodology to Merge Operations of World's Largest Airline GroupRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2017 | Newswise

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--This is an all-too familiar site to frequent travelers. The plane you are scheduled to fly on has a technical or maintenance issue.

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  19. Female Musicians, Composers Take Center Stage in New Concert SeriesRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2016 | Newswise

    Most classical music lovers are quite familiar with Felix Mendelssohn, the German composer, pianist, and conductor whose work graced the early Romantic period. But recollections of his older sister, Fanny, are far lesser known.

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  20. Smartphone App for Early Autism Detection Being Developed by UB UndergradRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2016 | Newswise

    Smartphone app for early autism detection being developed by UB undergrad Parents would use the app at home to determine if there is a need for clinical examination Newswise - BUFFALO, N.Y. - What if someone invented a smartphone app that could help detect autism spectrum disorder in children as young as 2 years old? Could it lead to earlier detection and therefore better treatment? A study co-authored by a University at Buffalo undergraduate and presented at the IEEE Wireless Health conference at the National Institutes of Health last month could provide the answer.

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