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.

Flexible electronic conductor

An ancient Japanese paper art is the inspiration for UB engineers who are designing flexible electrical components, key for futuristic tech like smart clothing, electronic skin and bendable screens.

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COPD image

A groundbreaking study reveals critical information about the bacterium that makes COPD such a devastating disease—and provides clues that could lead to its eradication.

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New Cancer Treatment

New research finds prolonged vitamin D insufficiency, common in American adults, may lead to impaired physical endurance and performance later in life.

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3D Printed Dentures

UB researchers have developed a process for 3D printing dentures infused with antimicrobial medications to prevent common infections. Bonus: They can be made at a fraction of conventional laboratory cost and time.

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New Cancer Treatment

UB researchers found that adding the drug liraglutide to insulin treatments for Type 1 diabetes improved blood sugar, lowered blood pressure, led to weight loss and reduced the amount of insulin patients needed to take.

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New Cancer Treatment

UB researchers have designed a cost-effective, hyper-efficient solar still that could make clean water readily available in underdeveloped and disaster-prone regions.

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Technical illustration of key in brain

UB researchers are working on the next bright idea in digital security: designing biometric passwords using our brainwaves.

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Yeti DNA found in Asian bears

New UB research shows that an FDA-approved drug for cancer restored social deficits in animal models of autism, offering the first evidence of a potential treatment for the disorder’s behavioral symptoms.

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