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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... »