Our Research Changes Lives

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


A UB study found that proton pump inhibitors, a group of drugs widely used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers, significantly increase the risk of kidney disease and failure.


A new UB study finds that despite receiving less prenatal care, African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States.


Building on prior UB research, a new study finds that even light physical activity such as gardening or folding clothes can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease in older women.


A UB researcher found that video games can trigger violent acts in those with a predisposition toward violence, but do not create aggressive behavior on their own.



UB chemists received a $2 million grant to test how cells react to prescription drugs, research that could lead to new treatments for diseases like diabetes and depression.