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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.

Setting the pace for Olympic swimmers

Texas-based LumaLanes LLC advances UB technology to create pacing lights used by Olympians and world record holders at SwimMAC Carolina

Spotlight on humanities research

The Humanities Institute’s signature discussion series returns for the fall semester with a talk by art department faculty member Jonathan Katz.

How skin falls apart

UB researchers and colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin.

Advancing the cloud

A UB project that aims to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in cloud computing research has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

GOP expected to make significant gains

UB faculty member James Campbell forecasts Democrats to lose 16 House seats and eight Senate seats in November's midterm elections.

Can computers survive a quake?

Tests in UB's Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation show local seismic isolation and damping methods can protect sensitive electronic equipment.

Shedding light on caffeine

The newly sequenced genome of the coffee plant shows that enzymes that help produce caffeine evolved independently in coffee, tea and chocolate.

Why do cocaine addicts relapse?

UB scientists have received a $2 million federal grant to study changes in the brain of cocaine addicts that lead them to relapse after long periods of abstinence.

Scientific superstar

An X-ray crystal structure solved by UB chemist Philip Coppens has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 molecular structures ever solved.

Past sexual assault triples risk of future assault for college women

A new study from UB’s Research Institute on Addictions indicates that female college students who are victims of sexual assault are at a much higher risk of becoming victims again.