As new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are approved,
biomedical scientists are exploring their mechanisms and what they
reveal about the virus. An online publication this month in
Hepatology is the first to report real-time tracking of viral decay
in the liver and blood in 15 patients with HCV.
Laurent Levy left the University at Buffalo in 1999 with a
dream: transforming his recently completed postdoctoral research on
nanomedicine into real-world products for patients battling cancer.
Today, the scientist-turned-entrepreneur is zeroing in on that
Leslie Ying is improving magnetic resonance imaging. Steven
Diver is developing a faster, more efficient way to synthesize
drugs. Both University at Buffalo researchers will receive $50,000
each from the statewide SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF),
which cultivates innovation by speeding the commercialization of
high-impact SUNY inventions.
People who inject drugs and are enrolled in a drug treatment
program are receptive to education about, and treatment for,
hepatitis C virus, according to a study by researchers at several
institutions, including the University at Buffalo.
A novel compound that targets an important brain receptor has a
dramatic effect against a host of cocaine addiction behaviors,
including relapse behavior, a University at Buffalo animal study
BUFFALO, N.Y. – City-wide Science Week concludes its
successful week of science and technology consciousness-raising
Friday, April 11, with students demonstrating their wind tunnel and
shake table projects and an inspirational speech by STEM and
educational access advocate Shirley Malcolm.
Three University at Buffalo students presented original research
to State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Nancy Zimpher,
New York Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and other elected officials on
April 1 in Albany.
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.
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.
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.