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 used for rheumatoid arthritis has been shown to preserve the insulin-making capacity of those newly diagnosed with T1D. See what this means for their quality of life.  

Portrait of Teresa Quattrin.
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Teresa Quattrin, UB Distinguished Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Dense breast tissue is common among women—and harder to screen for tumors. Now researchers are advancing an innovative alternative to traditional mammography. See what makes this technology different.

Jun Xia portrait.
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Jun Xia, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Venus has long been shrouded in mystery, but an unusual spacecraft design may soon shed light on the alien planet. See the future of space exploration.

Portrait of Javid Bayandor.
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Javid Bayandor, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A new study shows that more than a third of people aged 65 and over are taking prescription drugs that put them at risk. See what’s being done to protect older adults.

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

In a gold mine near Fairbanks, Alaska, scientists are searching for something precious—and it’s not metal. See what they found.

Elizabeth Thomas portrait.
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Elizabeth Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, College of Arts and Sciences

The not-so-secret ingredients that might reduce the risk of breast cancer. See what they are. 

Portrait of Gauri Desai.
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Gauri Desai, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions

Time and cost have foiled drug interventions for pulmonary fibrosis, but UB researchers are bioengineering their way around it. See how they’re going big by thinking small.

Portrait of Ruogang Zhao.
Researcher

Ruogang ZhaoAssociate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences / School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Childbirth is an emotional event, filled with excitement and apprehension. During a pandemic, the stakes get even higher. Learn how this expert is making delivery rooms safer.

Praveen Chandrasekharan portrait.
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Praveen Chandrasekharan, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

UB’s drone complex promises to advance everything from agriculture and commerce to next-gen surveillance and emergency response.
Get a glimpse into the future of uncrewed flight.

Chase Murray.
Researcher

Chase Murray, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A new study shines light on genetic changes that happen inside the brain as a result of Alzheimer’s. See how the findings could lead to new treatments.

Portrait of Zhen yan.
Researcher

Zhen Yan, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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