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Elevated bile acids in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease point to the potential for novel interventions, such as personalized probiotics.


Members of the Communities of Excellence gathered to review the impact they have had on education, scholarship and outreach.


The funded projects are focused on improving our understanding of the human genome and microbiome.


The ACES summer camp teaches high school students about the range of jobs on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.


UB art professor Paul Vanouse received the Award of Distinction in the Hybrid Art category of the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica, the premiere cyberarts festival and competition in the world.


Buffalo eighth-graders gathered on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus for a program designed to encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields.


More than $110,000 in funding will support pilot studies on a superbug, psoriasis and eczema, and three deadly fungi.


Hundreds of BPS students will learn about personalized medicine at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Thursday.


Jennifer Surtees, associate professor of biochemistry at UBuffalo, uses yeast proteins as the basis for her research to improve cancer treatments. NYSUT article by Liza Frenette. Photo credit: Dennis Stierer.

Recent visitors to Coalesce: Center for Biological Art, a hybrid research space in Hochstetter Hall, may have wondered what was up with the locker room smell. There are no signs of any sweaty athletes.

Science and art will fuse through the new UB performance, “Dance in Process — Process in Dance,” that uses movement to explore the idea of the human body as host for tiny forms of life.


From Nov. 14-18, UB will host Mind Your Microbiome and Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, a series of public events that aim to educate the community about the microbes that live in and on our bodies.


Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $239,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study what happens when seemingly harmless bacteria overstay their welcome. 


UB Law's signature Mitchell Lecture series will examine the promise and perils of new technologies in genetic engineering.


Eight artists from around the world will travel to UB to explore life’s greatest questions through biological art residencies in the Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts.


Jennifer A. Surtees, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, has been selected by her peers to join the editorial board of the scientific journal Genetics.


UB GEM is funding five studies that will examine how the trillions of tiny organisms that call our body home can impact our health.


Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics has signed a $1.48 million contract with Garwood Medical Devices that will create 40 jobs.


A new research project headed by UB biochemist Marc Halfon tackles this question, with possible implications for disease control.


The University at Buffalo is establishing a new center to conduct research on the human microbiome, the collective microorganisms that live on and in the human body.


<b>FEATURE</b> The microbiome, our body’s community of microorganisms, plays a key role in human health.


UB biologists are serving as consultants on the ultimate middle school science project: growing potatoes in space.


Martin Blaser is a former president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.


The Coalesce Center for Biological Art aims to examine biological concepts through a creative lens.


Four hundred eighth-graders from Buffalo Public Schools got a glimpse of career opportunities in STEM at Genome Day.


The Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM) community — part of a University at Buffalo initiative that seeks new approaches to global challenges — has had its inaugural meeting.


An interactive display reveals the microbial drama inside the body. It's part of an exhibition that opened in November at the American Museum of Natural History. NY Times article by William Grimes. photo credit: Jake Naughton


UB is investing $25 million in an initiative that will harness the strengths of UB faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.


Scores of leading scientists on Wednesday urged the creation of a major initiative to better understand the microbial communities critical to both human health and every ecosystem.


Can brain changes affect your gut microbiome? And if so, do these changes affect your health and well-being? A University at Buffalo researcher is leading a pilot study to answer that question.



UB has been awarded a prestigious, four-year, $15 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health to speed the delivery of new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices to patients.


The grant will support eight graduate students per year for five years.


Each May, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce recognizes individuals and companies that support Western New York through their business and community service.


Norma Jean Nowak, PhD, a renowned research scientist, educator, collaborator and entrepreneur, has been named executive director of the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS).