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9/25/14

UB faculty member Xuefeng Ren has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis — the process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into cancer cells.

Gender and color
9/26/14

The Gender Institute will celebrate Gender Week with a sumposium that explores the myriad ways in which interpretations of gender and color infuse human consciousness.

paradoxical effects of anti-inflammatory steroids
9/25/14

A UB study has shown that high doses of steroids exert pro-inflammatory effects despite their use over the past six decades as anti-inflammatory drugs.

Perry lecture to address vaping
9/25/14

UB faculty member Lynn Kozlowski will address the public health debate over the safety of vaping and e-cigarettes when he delivers the 26th Annual J. Warren Perry Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 9.

Higgins seeks more funding for NIH
9/25/14

Rep. Brian Higgins has introduced legislation that would incrementally increase funding for the National Institutes of Health over the next seven years. 

 

Prestigious appointment
9/25/14

UB biostatistician Marianthi Markatou has been appointed to serve on the National Institutes of Health's Biostatistics Methods and Research Design study section.

Media violence topic of conference
9/25/14

The effects of media violence on children and what parents and teachers can do about it is the focus of this year’s annual conference sponsored by the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention.

Studying effects of arsenic on cancer tumor production
9/25/14

UB faculty member Xuefeng Ren has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis — the process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into cancer cells.

New ‘sleep node’ in the brain
9/18/14

The discovery by UB and Harvard researchers of a sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem may lead to new therapies for sleep disorders, including insomnia.

Exploring obesity-aggressive prostate cancer link
9/18/14

UB faculty member Wilma Hofmann has received a nearly $600,000 federal grant to study cellular processes that cause high levels of unsaturated fats to increase the metastatic potential of prostate cancer cells.

Examining effects of air pollution on health
9/16/14

UB will host a daylong conference next week aimed at increasing awareness of the effects of air contaminants on health.