Economic well-being for low-income families in the U.S. is often
determined by basic requirements for essentials such as food,
shelter and clothing, but a new UB study suggests that such a
definition is unrealistically narrow.
UB researchers have generated human serotonin neurons from human
fibroblasts, the cells that give rise to connective tissue in the
body.They say their findings are applicable to generating many
other previously inaccessible human cell types.
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.
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.
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.