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UB chemist Jason Benedict has organized a crystal-growing challenge for K-12 students and the "biggest, nicest” crystals win.

Food (policy) back on the table

A new UB study outlines seven factors that led one of America’s poorest cities to embrace farming, urban chickens and more

Extending battery life

Three UB research groups have received a combined $1.3 million in federal grants to improve smartphone energy management.

Rights acquired to spider-venom drug

A clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company has acquired the rights to a drug that UB scientists have begun developing for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a common, fatal genetic disease affecting young boys.

Friedman receives another honor

UB faculty member Kathryn Bryk Friedman has been appointed to a prominent SUNY fellowship program designed to foster research collaborations across the state campus system.

Reducing precancerous polyps

An oral biologic medication has successfully treated chronic, precancerous inflammation in the intestine, according to results of an animal study authored by a UB MD/PhD student.

Communities of Excellence moving forward

Out of nearly 100 concepts from faculty across the university, 14 multidisciplinary teams are preparing to submit preliminary proposals for the next phase of the selection process for UB’s Communities of Excellence.

Football players

The $765 million class action settlement of concussion claims for retired NFL players is a “potential template” for other professional athletes, according to UB Law School faculty member Christine P. Bartholomew,

Mother's cocaine use can influence negative behavior in children

It is not only prenatal drug exposure, but also conditions related to drug use that can influence negative behavior in children, according to a new study from UB’s Research Institute on Addictions.


Legal globetrotter

The Society of International Economic Law conference held in July in Bern, Switzerland, and co-chaired by UB faculty member Meredith Kolsky Lewis, was a truly global gathering.

Patients breathe easier with Lung Flute

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®, according to a new UB study.