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6/16/14

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research on the effects of caffeine on young people.

6/11/14

University at Buffalo researchers have received an interdisciplinary bioinformatics grant of $3,986,404 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a prospective study of the oral microbiome and periodontitis in postmenopausal women.

6/5/14

Motorists in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other gridlocked cities could learn something from the fruit fly. Scientists have found that cellular blockages, the molecular equivalent to traffic jams, in nerve cells of the insect’s brain can form and dissolve in 30 seconds or less.

6/4/14

Eight companies have been selected as the inaugural group of START-UP NY companies relocating on or near the University at Buffalo campuses, New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today.

5/29/14

A study of 500 couples trying to conceive a baby has revealed that higher levels of cholesterol reduce their chances of conceiving a healthy embryo.

5/28/14

Charitable fundraising once depended primarily upon a charity’s size, efficiency and longstanding reputation. That was before Razoo, Kickstarter, Facebook and Twitter came to town.

5/28/14

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.

5/23/14

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 goal.

5/22/14

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.

5/16/14

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.

4/29/14

He is the fourth UB researcher since 2005 to join the elite society.

4/23/14

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 has found.