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UB hosting nation’s first-ever mobile produce market summit March 5-6

Representatives from mobile produce markets across the U.S. will be at the University at Buffalo March 5-6 for the nation’s first-ever mobile market summit. Mobile produce markets have been popping up across the country as rural and urban communities seek new avenues to bring fresh, healthy foods to under-served neighborhoods. Representatives from these markets, however, have never had the opportu... »

Twelve ways UB researchers made groundbreaking discoveries — and headlines — in 2018

In 2018, University at Buffalo students and faculty reached new scientific heights and pushed the boundaries of innovation, shaping the world for years to come. Their discoveries made headlines in news outlets worldwide, from The New York Times and The Washington Post to The Guardian and CBC Radio. Politics | Predicting election outcomes Democrats made major gains in the House of Representatives i... »

Would you take dieting advice from a friend?

Researcher finds success trumps popularity in persuading others to eat right and exercise.   BUFFALO, N.Y. — Is a new diet or exercise program working for a friend? If so, there’s a good chance that you will try it, too. A person who finds success in a wellness program is more influential in getting friends to sign up than a charismatic, but less successful pal, according to a study by University ... »

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Roswell Park/University at Buffalo study finds significant risk for women who never smoked BUFFALO, N.Y. — Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB). The study findings, published online by the journal Tobacco Co... »

Buffalo-Area Pharmacists Say No to Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies

BUFFALO — More than 75 percent of Western New York pharmacists say tobacco sales in pharmacies should be legally banned, according to research conducted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB), published in BMC Research Notes. The study found that more than 86% of pharmacists surveyed would prefer to work in a pharmacy that does not sell tobacco products. The res... »

Roswell to Lead Gene-Sequencing Effort

Effort will examine genetic factors in common diseases and advance field of personalized medicine   BUFFALO, NY — The Roswell Park Cancer Institute Genome Project was approved December 8, 2011 as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. RPCI will lead this project, which will compile and analyze the detailed genetic data (the “genomes”) of Western New York citi... »