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Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to new University at Buffalo research.


The first insights into the pathogen that does the most harm to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and how it adapts to its host over months and even years, has been published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencses. 


Researchers will tackle climate change, chemical exposures among schoolchildren and developing more efficient semiconductors.


National leaders on preventing and recovery from school violence converge on campus.


Faculty Experts


Liesl Folks

Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Expertise: STEM education, especially concerning women and underrepresented minorities; nanotechnology; magnetism

Phone: 716-645-2771



Lora Park

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: self, self-esteem, motivation, interpersonal processes

Phone: 716-645-0228



UB in the News


Medical News Today reports on a study led by UB researcher Zhen Yan, who has shown that an approved anticancer drug can significantly restore the social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder in mice.


The Washington Post quotes Charles Ewing, professor of law, who questioned a Pennsylvania lawmaker's plan for legislation that would fine parents up to $750 if their child is a habitual bully.


The Oregonian reports on research by Shira Gabriel, associate professor of psychology, that showed the role that Donald Trump’s reality shows played in his election as president.


An Associated Press article about the strike by West Virginia teacher unions interviews UB researcher Tom Ramming, who attributed much of West Virginia’s impact to its statewide scope.

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