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12/14/93

Healthy cells throughout the body coordinate activities with their immediate neighbors by sending chemical and electrical signals across tiny passageways called gap-junction channels. When a cell's health is compromised, as a result of trauma or disease, healthy cells around it protect themselves by closing these channels and shutting off communication.

12/10/93

Never willing to leave well enough alone, scientists have long tried to get things to stick to Teflon. From electronics to biomedicine, a nonstick material that was sticky in some places would have tremendous applications. But any method that seemed to work ended up destroying the surface.

12/3/93

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a grant to the University at Buffalo Toxicology Research Center to train workers who will be remediating sites containing hazardous and radioactive wastes from the Manhattan Project and other government and industrial projects.

12/16/93

A medical telecommunications "super highway," thought to be the first metropolitan health network of its kind in the nation, has been established in Western New York through a collaboration of the area's eight teaching hospitals, the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and NYNEX.

12/3/93

Alan J. Drinnan, M.D., D.D.S., professor and chair of the Department of Oral Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has been named president of the American Board of Oral Pathology.

12/13/93

Spouses of cardiac patients need quick medical information, access to people who have had the same experience, and support from family, friends or a formal group to help their loved ones recover and to cope personally with the trauma, a University at Buffalo study has shown.

12/3/93

Philip Coppens, Ph.D., distinguished professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest federation of scientists. Fellows are those members of the AAAS who have made significant contributions toward advancing science.

12/17/93

An experimental surgical procedure developed by a team of University at Buffalo researchers could benefit patients who may need a heart transplant or other major invasive surgery to treat a weakened, diseased or enlarged heart.

12/13/93

Changing the type and method of administering anesthesia and pain killers to high-risk surgery patients can dramatically reduce the risk of postoperative cardiac abnormalities, and possibly lessen the chance of heart attack, University at Buffalo researchers have found.

12/20/93

Sargur N. Srihari, Ph.D., professor of computer science at the University at Buffalo and director of the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR) at UB, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world's largest professional engineering society.