Health and Medicine

News about UB’s health sciences programs and related community outreach. (see all topics)


The Spring Seminar Series at the UB Research Institute on Addictions will explore the topics of nicotine, drug and alcohol use by women, including sex differences in smoking, preventing substance use in pregnancy, and drinking issues among lesbian and bisexual women.


UB researchers played a key role in the development of new guidelines for managing fatigue in emergency medical services personnel.


Differences in skull shape and function across carnivorans stem not just from diet, as has long been observed, but also from a range of environmental factors.


UB internal medicine residents have been selected to receive one of 30 grants issued nationally by the ACGME’s Back to Bedside program, which was developed to address some of the challenges facing medical residents today.


Ferric Contrast, Neurovascular Diagnostics and Sunny Clean Water have each won awards of about $225,000.


A new study led by vision researchers has demonstrated that the addition of widely available antioxidants to the current standard-of-care prevented vision loss in an animal model of a rare genetic disease.


Researchers to pioneer case study method to help students prepare for bias, inequity.


Marianthi Markatou has been invited to speak at the 10th annual Sentinel Initiative Public Workshop on Feb. 7 in Bethesda, Maryland.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Scientists studying addiction know that heroin and other opioids induce plasticity in brain cells. Now, University at Buffalo researchers have made the novel discovery that in certain types of brain cells, drug-induced plasticity can work to reduce, rather than boost, motivation for heroin.

Two new books from UB's Research Institute on Addictions will provide treatment providers with resources to help people with an alcohol use disorder manage their negative emotions and cravings for alcohol.