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Study: Exercise Helps Treat Addiction by Altering Brain’s Dopamine System

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment — and even prevention strategies — for addiction.
25-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: Strenuous Exercise in Adolescence May Ward Off Height Loss Later in Life

A new study has identified several key factors in postmenopausal women that are associated with height loss, a common occurrence in this age group that is known to increase the risk for death and disease.
23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Undermatched’ Students Less Likely to Graduate on Time Compared to Peers

A new University at Buffalo study finds that undermatching — when high-performing students, often from economically-disadvantaged households, attend less competitive colleges than their qualifications permit — correlates to another higher...
17-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

During Disasters, Active Twitter Users Likely to Spread Falsehoods

During disasters, active Twitter users are likely to spread falsehoods. That’s according to new research that examined false tweets from Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. Researchers found that 86 to 91 percent of active Twitter...
11-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rising Religious “None” Rates Linked to Conservative Christian Politics

A study published in April in the journal Political Research Quarterly examined states that enacted policies against same-sex marriage, and found a correlation between these activities and a rising number of people who do not affiliate with a...
10-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Campaign #holdmediaaccountable Launched to Rein in Media Companies

A group of University at Buffalo students in a political communication class has launched an online campaign called #holdmediaaccountable. The goal? To call attention to the profiteering by media companies selling access to Americans and the threat...
10-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Prenatal Marijuana Use Can Affect Infant Size, Behavior

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.
10-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: New Tool Analyzes Disease and Drug Effects with Unprecedented Accuracy and Consistency

A new protein analysis tool developed at the University at Buffalo could increase the quality and accuracy of medical diagnosis and quicken the pace of pharmaceutical development.
10-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Blood Test Does Not Detect Concussions, UB Expert Warns

21-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST


Houston’s Flooding Underscores Disaster Management Challenges of Years to Come in Communities Nationwide, UB Expert Says

30-Aug-2017 3:45 PM EDT


‘Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless’ Campaign May Be Doing More Harm, Researchers Argue

FDA ad campaign geared toward rural teens who use smokeless tobacco products fails to provide public with important information on relative risks of smokeless tobacco compared to traditional cigarettes, Kozlowski and Sweanor write.
8-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST

Are the Cubs really cursed?

26-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT


Medicine Is the One Item You Should Never Buy Online, Says UB Pharmacy Practice Expert

The convenience of purchasing medicine online does not outweigh the risks, says Karl Fiebelkorn, University at Buffalo pharmacy practice expert.
28-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT

After Orlando Shooting, Focus on ISIS and Terrorism Distracts From Real Issues, UB Queer History Expert Says

14-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT


Clinicians Need to Screen ‘Nicotine Naïve’ Teenagers for Vaping, Says UB Addictions Expert

UB addictions expert Nancy Campbell-Heider calls on clinicians to screen for vaping among teens, who are either uninformed or misinformed about the dangers and risks associated with electronic cigarettes.
6-May-2016 12:30 PM EDT


FDA's New Tobacco Rules May Have an Unintended Effect, University at Buffalo Expert Says

5-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT

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