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Drug-filled, 3-D printed dentures could fight off infections

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. denture-wearing population suffer frequent fungal infections that cause inflammation, redness and …

Dentistry

Goodbye, login. Hello, heart scan.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Forget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security …

Computer Science

New concussion guidelines updated to eliminate one key component: prolonged rest

BUFFALO – Prolonged rest is not ideal when it comes to treating concussion, and in fact, those who are active faster, appear to get better …

Concussion

Schizophrenia originates early in pregnancy, “mini-brain” research suggests

BUFFALO, N.Y<b>. —</b> Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely …

Neuroscience

In saliva, clues to a ‘ghost’ species of ancient human

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In saliva, scientists have found hints that a “ghost” species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of …

Innovation

Study ties DNA samples from purported yetis to Asian bears

Research News<p>Himalayan brown bear from Deosai National Park, Pakistan. A new study led by UB biologist Charlotte Lindqvist ties DNA from purported …

Anthropology

Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region

A rock bass. Researchers have detected build-ups of human antidepressants in the brains of this fish species, among others, in the Niagara River, …

Great Lakes

The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was …

Public Health

There’s still time to save the planet, climate-change expert Balog tells UB audience

Along the way, Balog said, he has been able to change minds. He told of what happened after a talk he gave in Salt Lake City.<p>“This rangy …

Salt Lake City

Remnants of antibiotics persist in treated farm waste, research finds

Research News<p>Part of a reverse osmosis system on a dairy farm. This treatment technology passes manure slurry through a series of membranes to purify …

Microbiology

UB-affiliated artificial intelligence startup raises $900,000 in seed round to advance driverless boat technology

Buffalo Automation— founded in 2015 by UB engineering students — has grown into one of the region’s most promising startups<p>Release Date: April 10, …

Startups

Crash! Scientists explain what happens when nanoparticles collide

A digital reconstruction shows how individual atoms in two largely spherical nanoparticles react when the nanoparticles collide in a vacuum. In the …

Nanotech

Variation of origami poised to improve smart clothing

Like a yoga novice, electronic components don’t stretch easily. But that’s changing, thanks to a variation of origami that involves cutting folded …

Nanotech

COPD: Culmination of 15 year-study creates a ‘looking glass’ into genome of most important pathogen and how to fight it

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Decades of work on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the University at Buffalo and the Veterans Affairs Western New …

Medicine

Study finds fiber supplement increased insulin secretion in Type 2 diabetic patients

UB researchers have found that taking a fiber supplement can help patients with Type 2 diabetes boost their insulin secretion even after eating a …

Diabetes

App for early autism detection launched on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It’s a difficult decision that many parents face: Should my child be screened for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?<p>Starting today, that …

Autism

College education linked to opioid misuse among baby boomers

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The more educated a member of the baby boomer generation, the more likely they are to misuse prescription opioids, according to new …

Biomedicine

Potholes? Self-powered wireless sensors embedded in roads could spot them and other hazards

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Spring is here and the roads are a mess. But the days of motorists calling to report potholes may someday be a thing of the …

Autonomous Cars

Bulls Upset Third-Seeded Florida State to Advance to Sweet 16

<b>TALLAHASSEE, FL</b> – The historic season of the University at Buffalo women's basketball team continued on Monday night after the Bulls steamrolled past …

U.S. News & World Report again ranks UB graduate programs among nation’s best

A range of UB graduate school programs have been cited among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking of “America’s Best …

College & University

Cinderella Bulls are still dancin’

#ubdancing<p>UB guards Cierra Dillard (center) and Hanna Hall (left) dance at mid-court after defeating Florida State 86-65 in the second round of the …

Basketball

Don’t blame adolescent social behavior on hormones

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, …

Psychology

In Buffalo, UB medical students learn about health disparities from those who bear the consequences

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Medical disparities — variations in the incidence of common diseases among different populations due to social, not medical, factors …

Medical School

Absence of key protein, TTP, rapidly turns young bones old

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The absence of a protein critical to the control of inflammation may lead to rapid and severe bone loss, according to a new …

Immune System

Autism’s social deficits are reversed by an anti-cancer drug

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Of all the challenges that come with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the social difficulties are among the most …

Neuroscience

Study: RIA scientist shares breakthrough discovery in neurotransmission

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Samir Haj-Dahmane, PhD, senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has discovered how …

Neuroscience

For soldiers who have served in combat, perceptions of trauma and marital satisfaction strongly influence resiliency

“Previous research has demonstrated a connection between deployments and combat exposure and problems with alcohol,” said Vest, a medical …

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Study suggests helium plays a “nanny” role in forming stable chemical compounds under high pressure

Credit: Bob Wilder/ University at Buffalo<p>Helium, a noble gas, was long believed to be 'too aloof' to react with the other elements<p>Release Date: March …

Helium

Bulls Manhandle Arizona for First-Ever NCAA Tournament Win

<b>BOISE, ID</b> – The University at Buffalo men's basketball team earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament win in emphatic fashion by beating fourth-seeded …

Historic win for Bulls — and their fans

BOISE — With just over a minute remaining in Thursday’s NCAA tournament first round tilt between 13-seeded UB and No. 4 Arizona, Bulls junior forward …

College Sports