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 consistently endeavor to lead a new way forward. These are just some of the stories that show how.

A drug developed from spider venom could significantly slow progression of the debilitating disease. Learn more about this life-changing treatment.

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Lead Author

Frederick Sachs SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

New research shows that even light physical activity can significantly boost older women’s health. See how a little goes a long way.

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Author

Michael LaMonte Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions

Popular acid reducers like Prilosec and Prevacid are billed as safe. A new study suggests otherwise. Learn why you should think twice before popping the next pill.

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Lead Author

David Jacobs Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

A new study examining the mental health of 9/11 survivors shows that near-miss experiences cause real pain. Understand how.

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Author

Michael Poulin Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

A UB expert in AI explains the threat posed by manipulated digital media—and suggests ways to counter it. Learn how to decipher the media you’re consuming.

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Expert

David Doermann SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The evolutionary history of a salivary protein points to interbreeding between humans and an enigmatic ancient relative. Learn more about this “ghostly” ancestor.

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Co-Author

Omer Gokcumen Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

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Co-Author

Stefan Ruhl Professor, Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine

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