Here is how determination drives discovery.

Here at UB, our passion for rigorous research is matched only by a deep commitment to positive change. Our talented students and world-renowned faculty ask difficult questions, push past accepted boundaries and break ground to lead a new way forward. These are just some of the stories that show how.

Erupting volcano.

To better understand why some lava-water interactions turn explosive and some don’t, scientists are making their own lava and blowing it up.

Learn more about this explosive research

elderly man looking at photographs.

A preclinical study led by UB researchers raises the possibility of one day restoring memory function in Alzheimer’s patients.

Learn more about this groundbreaking discovery

freshwater fish.

Prescription antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and other fish common to the Great Lakes region, carried through household wastewater. The environmental risks have scientists concerned.

Learn more about this interesting research

Pills in shape of brain.

Illicit use of Ritalin as a ‘harmless’ brain-booster may in fact be causing irreversible damage to young people’s brains.

Learn more about the dangers of this drug

Breastfeeding baby.

A new study reveals that the reported benefits of breastfeeding could be influenced by characteristics of the mother, such as what she knows about health and nutrition.

Learn more about breastfeeding decision-making

Pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, onion rings.

New research reveals that the harmful effects of binge drinking are compounded by the unhealthy eating that often follows.

Learn more about this unhealthy habit

UB faculty and students are applying knowledge to solve complex global challenges through research.