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Health and Medicine

News about UB’s health sciences programs and related community outreach.

2/13/15

During Buffalo’s winter months, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient amounts of vitamin D and 25 percent may be considered deficient, says nutrition researcher Peter Horvath.

2/6/15

The research is similar to the groundbreaking study among women with European ancestry that led to the discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.

2/4/15

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.

1/29/15

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).

1/28/15

A UB-led study finds that humanity’s early ancestors had genetic variations associated with modern disease, and now the question is why.

1/26/15

Alan Hutson is professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.

1/22/15

A team headed by UB expert Youfa Wang is partnering with NASA in its global Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut program.

1/22/15

Hot flashes, night sweats predict a greater likelihood of hip fracture, a new study finds.

1/21/15

On Jan. 22, the founding principals of BIG will offer an update on the institute’s inaugural year, including insight on successful collaborations with industry.

1/20/15

Tomorrow’s doctors could use this technology to obtain a super-clear picture of patients’ organs and tissues.