Medical disparities — and how aspiring physicians can
begin to overcome them — is a theme of a new course begun
this semester at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
The first insights into the pathogen that does the most harm to
patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and how
it adapts to its host over months and even years, has been
published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of
A senior research scientist at UB's Research Institute on
Addictions has discovered how certain neurotransmitters are
transported and reach their targets in the brain, which could lead
to new drug therapies to help anxiety and other negative brain
New University at Buffalo research that investigated the
language preferences of Hispanic Americans seeking HIV testing in
New York found that the majority of Hispanic patients preferred to
receive care in Spanish, even if they were fluent in English.
New research on autism at the University at Buffalo reveals the
first evidence that it may be possible to use a single compound to
alleviate the behavioral symptoms by targeting sets of genes
involved in the disease.
We don’t have to spend two years at Walden Pond to
appreciate the benefits of expressive autobiographical writing. But
the practice isn’t always constructive and a new UB study
looks at factors that might influence the benefits of expressive