Smokers may be more likely to successfully quit their habit if
simple adjustments were made to how an existing anti-smoking
medication is prescribed, according to a new study by a University
at Buffalo research team.
Twenty-five years ago, faculty in the University at Buffalo
School of Dental Medicine learned that parents were brushing their
children’s teeth with Comet, a cleaning powder more suited
for a bathroom sink. They immediately realized they needed to raise
the “dental IQ” in the community.
Scientists at the University at Buffalo’s Research
Institute on Addictions are studying chronic stress and depression,
with a focus on endocannabinoids, which are brain chemicals similar
to substances in marijuana.
Norma Jean Nowak, PhD, a renowned research scientist, educator,
collaborator and entrepreneur, has been named executive director of
the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of
Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS).