Federal funding is still the gold standard for biomedical
research but during the past decade and especially as a result of
sequestration, many young investigators are conducting research
that is supported largely by private, not government,
Rust is a civil engineer’s nightmare. Now, however,
University at Buffalo researchers believe they can detect corrosion
before the damage becomes severe by sending a jolt of electricity
between opposite ends of steel cables.
Add another barrier disadvantaged students looking to go to
college face when negotiating the maze of a successful higher
education: Too many of these students conduct an unfocused,
disorganized approach to finding the right college, making them too
impressionable to marketing from colleges that may not fit their
academic or economic needs.
A University at Buffalo education professor has sided with the
environment in the timeless “nurture vs. nature” debate
after his research found that a child’s ability to read
depends mostly on where that child is born, rather than on his or
her individual qualities.
Led by Shermali Gunawardena, new research into how the
brain functions has revealed some of the potential causes while
opening up potential new routes to future prevention of disorders
like Alzheimers Disease.
NSF CAREER winner and associate professor of electrical
engineering, Tommaso Melodia, is using ultrasound to create new
wireless sensors that can be used to treat diseases like diabetes
and heart disease in real time.
The Department of Ophthalmology has once again received an
unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to continue
its laboratory-based and clinical research exploring vision
processes and disease.
Improving Women's Health
UB is one of four regional centers for the NIH-funded
Women’s Health Initiative, the groundbreaking
investigation into women’s health and healthy aging.