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Several faculty from the University at Buffalo were awarded funds through the SUNY Research Foundation. 

The SUNY Research Collaboration Fund was designed to connect researchers on campuses in New York State and give them a platform to share data and strengthen their ideas. This year the foundation gave out over $700,000 in grants with each individual program receiving nearly $100,000 to be used over two years.

One grant will fund a project that tracks non-medical prescription drug abuse in college students.

UB Senior Research Scientist Kathleen Parks says UB will be working with the University at Albany and Binghamton University to develop a survey about the prevalence of drug use.

Tuesday’s fiscal cliff package included extensions to a range of business-related tax credits, including one aimed at supporting research and development. Although Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse have some of the most active R&D economies in the country, experts say the deal could be a double-edged sword for upstate. 

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A trio of top research institutions in the Albany area have announced that they're teaming up to collaborate on biomedical science.

The Albany Medical Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and University at Albany signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday morning to form a new group called the NY Cap Research Alliance.

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Detecting lies has never been a foolproof science. Current methods can provide an educated guess but none are considered conclusive.

Now, new research from the University at Buffalo has found a promising new way to identify untruths.

UB researchers have developed a computer program that measures eye behavior - using cameras that shoot 30 frames per second.

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Why some wounds heal quickly and others don’t baffles doctors.

Now, new research at the University at Buffalo is using special light filters to find answers.

Thin slices of plastic, known as “rainbow polymers,” reflect certain wavelengths of light. Depending on what color a polymer is designed for, researchers can employ the technology for a number of uses because it identifies an object’s “true color.”

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