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The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB’s nearly 30,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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Brent Thompson, an officer with Dallas Area Rapid Transit, was one of five police officers killed Thursday. LinkedIn via Reuters

A tragic reminder that policing takes a toll on officers, too

The shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas are a tragic reminder of the dangers that police face. They pay a price in mental and physical health.
Gah! What did I just do?!?! Image of hands and computer via shutterstock.com

Cybersecurity’s weakest link: humans

We are deepening our understanding of why people fall victim to the attacks in the first place.
The French flag flies over flowers, candles and messages in tribute to victims outside the Le Carillon restaurant a week after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France last November. Charles Platiau/Reuters

When fear is a weapon: how terror attacks influence mental health

It is probably not a surprise that a terror attack can have a major impact on people's mental health. But what sort of effects are common, and how long do they last?
Superman’s over the hill. 'Superhero' via www.shutterstock.com

The twilight of the superhero?

The flop of the Fantastic Four seems to suggest that viewers are more eager to embrace characters who reflect our inherently flawed humanity.
Food to table, Chicago style. crfsproject

Why all cities should have a Department of Food

Urban and regional planners need to play a bigger role in bringing healthy food to cities and towns. One research project aims to change that.
Oops, did I click something dangerous? Matt Law

How we can each fight cybercrime with smarter habits

Hackers gain access to computers and networks by exploiting the weaknesses in our cyber behaviors. Many attacks use simple phishing schemes – the hacker sends an email that appears to come from a trusted…
Not one health-care organisation in the world is measuring the scale of diagnostic error in its patients. Anne/Flickr

The hidden problem of medical misdiagnosis – and how to fix it

Most people would agree that correctly diagnosing a patient’s medical problem is critically important. I’m a doctor – I think it’s important. Patients certainly think it’s important. And I’m fairly certain…

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