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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.