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Health and Medicine

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

Thomas Guttuso
6/18/14

The first randomized, double-blind, two-arm clinical trial to test gabapentin as a treatment for severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, begins this summer at UB.

Ray Dannenhoffer and memorial service attendee
6/18/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Increased social acceptance, economic considerations and the fact that more baby boomers are dying have significantly increased the number of people opting to leave their bodies to medical science.
6/18/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Scientists at the University at Buffalo are turning to an old class of antibiotics to fight new superbugs resistant to modern medicine.
6/16/14

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research on the effects of caffeine on young people.

6/12/14

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of Ophthalmology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been elected to the board of trustees of the world’s largest eye research society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Kim Griswold
6/11/14

A University at Buffalo physician and expert in refugee health has been named the primary clinician and medical director of the Western New York Center for Survivors of Refugee Trauma and Torture. The center is a collaborative initiative conceived and funded by Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County through a grant from the New York State Health Foundation.

6/11/14

University at Buffalo researchers have received an interdisciplinary bioinformatics grant of $3,986,404 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a prospective study of the oral microbiome and periodontitis in postmenopausal women.

6/10/14

Elad I. Levy, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo, has been named editor of the endovascular section for Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

John A. Sellick, DO
6/10/14

“Remember that most diseases are transmitted by food, water and insects,” says John A. Sellick, Jr., DO, University at Buffalo associate professor of medicine. “So get vaccinated, keep insects off you as much as possible and be careful with what you put in your mouth.”

6/5/14

Motorists in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other gridlocked cities could learn something from the fruit fly. Scientists have found that cellular blockages, the molecular equivalent to traffic jams, in nerve cells of the insect’s brain can form and dissolve in 30 seconds or less.