Stay in touch with research developments featuring UB investigators and other newsworthy accomplishments from around the Buffalo Translational Consortium and the national Clinical and Translational Science Award network.
The vast majority of people with prediabetes transition to Type 2 Diabetes. While Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented with weight loss and a change in lifestyle, many people with prediabetes discount the future and don’t focus on preventive health behaviors. A clinical study conducted by Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, is evaluating an innovative behavioral weight control and habit change program to determine whether the program prevents persons with prediabetes from progressing to Type 2 Diabetes. The study is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Elsa Bou Ghanem, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is conducting a four-year study on the relationship between bacteria and the white blood cells that attack them.
There is recent evidence that mindfulness-based interventions can be helpful for adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) who suffer from depressive symptoms, sleep disorders and fatigue. A new study designed by a team of researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Nursing is testing a unique combination of sleep retraining and a mindfulness intervention to alleviate symptoms.
A clinical study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and conducted by University at Buffalo researchers is testing whether a highly efficient, self-directed lifestyle intervention has clinical benefits for reducing weight and improving chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms. The intervention includes calorie-controlled healthy eating, increased physical activity and behavioral self-management.