Health and Medicine

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University at Buffalo research connects education, depression and more to prescription opioid abuse in adults over age 50.


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.


Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to new University at Buffalo research.


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 Sciencses. 


Marriage satisfaction helped soldiers better deal with trauma from combat and resulted in lower levels of alcohol problems.


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 functions.


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.


The absence of TTP, a protein critical to the control of inflammation, may lead to rapid and severe bone loss, according to a new study led by the University at Buffalo.



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 writing.