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3/18/19

Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study.

3/18/19

African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study.

3/15/19

Light activity appears to reduce risk of stroke or heart failure by up to 22 percent, and the risk of heart attack or coronary death by as much as 42 percent.

3/14/19

Sponsored by UB’s Office of Interprofessional Education, Thursday’s event is a collaboration between several UB health-related entities.

3/12/19

Graduate programs across the University at Buffalo have been named among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings released Tuesday.

3/11/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has established the Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI), a comprehensive and innovative institute for advancing medical education at UB. 

3/11/19

University at Buffalo researchers have received a new $438,000 grant to develop the first online intervention based on motivational interviewing to help dental patients improve oral health behaviors, including frequent brushing and flossing.

3/11/19

Buffalo startup Garwood Medical Devices aims to reduce implant failures, prevent suffering and save billions of dollars in medical expenses.

3/8/19

University at Buffalo professor Othman Shibly established a new dental clinic in Khanke Internally Displaced Population Camp in Duhok, Iraq, to provide the area’s nearly 16,000 women and children with their first oral health care in five years.

3/8/19

An international panel of the foremost researchers on infectious disease and antimicrobials has formed new guidelines on the use of polymyxins, a class of antibiotics employed as a last resort to treat deadly, drug-resistant bacteria.

3/1/19

The University at Buffalo is recruiting patients for a 12-week, randomized, placebo-controlled drug trial for the first treatment designed to benefit patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease dementia.



2/27/19

To increase the number of nurses in leadership and management positions, the University at Buffalo School of Nursing has launched the Advanced Certificate in Nursing Leadership in partnership with the UB School of Management.

2/27/19
BUFFALO, NY — James (Jay) D. Bangs, PhD, Grant T. Fisher Professor and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Microbiology.
2/25/19

A UB faculty member since 1996, Patra will guide the supercomputing facility as it supports faculty-led research and Buffalo’s growing knowledge economy.

2/18/19

University at Buffalo researchers have developed a tool that lets medical professionals analyze images without engineering expertise. 

2/15/19

The University at Buffalo Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS) has established a new team of researchers and business leaders to advance the health initiatives of low- and middle-income countries through academic research and capacity-building programs.

2/12/19

Gil I. Wolfe, MD, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of the Department of Neurology, has been elected president of the New York State Neurological Society (NYSNS). 

2/11/19

Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, is being recognized by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) with the inaugural JH Woods Early Career Award in Behavioral Pharmacology.

 

2/11/19

University at Buffalo researchers have received part of a $1.5 million grant to investigate light therapy as a replacement for prescription opioids in treating oral mucositis, painful ulcers and swelling in the mouth that result from chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer.

2/6/19

In an effort to reduce the availability of unused prescription drugs to people struggling with addiction, New York State Senator Chris Jacobs (R-60th district) announced today that his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.

2/4/19

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host its 18th annual Give Kids A Smile Day, a national program dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence of untreated dental disease and teaching children good dental health habits.

2/4/19

The study is the first randomized clinical trial of a treatment in the acute phase after a sport-related concussion.

1/28/19

Study was inspired by recent reports of acute kidney injury among agricultural workers performing manual labor in hot outdoor environments in the U.S.

1/25/19

Surgery to remove the thymus gland in patients with myasthenia gravis  provides significant clinical benefits for as long as five years after the procedure, according to a paper published in The Lancet Neurology.

 

1/24/19

The two-day conference will invite representatives from mobile produce markets across the U.S. to Buffalo to network, attend training sessions and share their successes and failures.

1/22/19
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Research published today (Jan. 22) in the journal Brain reveals a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its late stages.
1/17/19

University at Buffalo researchers received an $880,000 grant to help quicken the development of generic equivalents of contraceptives and other drugs delivered vaginally or to the uterus, such as by intrauterine devices (IUD).

1/15/19

Online programs in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing and Graduate School of Education were rated top 10 and 25, respectively, in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs rankings.

1/15/19

The University at Buffalo has partnered with The Center for Discovery (TCFD), a leading provider of medical and clinical care and education services for people with complex developmental disabilities, to advance critical research in autism and other complex conditions.

1/10/19

UB faculty member Gregory Fabiano is continuing his nationally recognized work with ADHD children with a new study that will test how best to meet the special education goals of these children.

1/8/19

For some patients with arrhythmias, heart monitor apps are useful.

1/3/19

Results of a long-term NIH-funded study could allay concerns that ADHD drugs could damage children's hearts.

 

1/3/19

The University at Buffalo has awarded seven students with the university’s first academic badge, a micro-credential that allows students to showcase their mastery of a skill in an area of interest.

12/28/18
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just an hour after they receive the medication that curtails drug overdoses?
12/21/18

From identifying a potential autism treatment to creating fungal-fighting 3-D printed dentures — here are some highlights from a year of discovery.

12/20/18

Six University at Buffalo researchers have been awarded SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) to pilot campus innovations and initiatives that have the potential to be replicated and scaled up throughout the State University of New York system (SUNY).

12/18/18

Research makes possible the discovery of novel new targets in demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis.

12/12/18

University at Buffalo researchers received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to conduct one of the first studies on the effectiveness of behavioral therapy in treating insomnia among cancer survivors.

12/12/18

Combined with a previous $2.3 million NIH grant for the ongoing study, Homish has now received $5 million for the project.

12/11/18

The Hepatology Clinic at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), under the direction of a faculty member in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a New York State Department of Health Commisssioner’s Special Recognition Award.

12/5/18

Women who experienced loss of all teeth had approximately 20 percent higher risk of developing hypertension during follow-up compared to women who still had natural teeth.

12/4/18

University at Buffalo researchers have received a nearly $649,000 grant to develop a new sexual assault prevention training program that aims to transform friends of victims from bystanders into guardians.

12/4/18
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Nearly twice as many students from underrepresented groups enrolled in the class of 2022 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo than in the previous year.
11/29/18

Problem alcohol use is more common among Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers who have greater negative emotions over having never been deployed.

11/28/18

A University at Buffalo ophthalmology researcher has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand a rare cause of blindness that strikes young children.

 

11/16/18

As nonprescription use of Ritalin increases among young adults, researchers at UB's Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions warn that such use may cause irreversible structural changes in certain areas of the brain.

11/15/18
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers have found that college students prefer food deprivation over smartphone deprivation, according to results from a paper in Addictive Behaviors.
11/15/18

The new symposium will be held downtown at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

11/12/18

The absence of one copy of a single gene in the brain causes a rare, as-yet-unnamed neurological disorder, according to new research.

11/9/18

An innovative, cost-effective program in Western New York provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments (EDs) and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment all within about 48 hours.

 

11/2/18

Goal is to improve the employability of librarians in the 21st century by developing skills working with big data.

11/2/18

 

Scientists at UB’s Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions recently received more than $4 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of drinking, smoking and marijuana use during pregnancy.

 

11/2/18
BUFFALO, N.Y — A University at Buffalo graduate student studying how heroin changes cells in the brain has received a prestigious award from the National Institutes of Health.
10/31/18

Study funded by University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research is part of a concerted strategy to improve substance use disorder outcomes and decrease HIV infections.

10/30/18

Researchers at UB's Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions will work with the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to assess what risks may occur for people with alcohol use disorder who use prescription painkillers.

10/30/18

Results could help bring these drugs closer to FDA approval for Type 1 diabetes.

10/30/18

Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, Carman and Ann Adams Endowed Chair of Pediatric Research at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, has been appointed the A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

10/25/18

University at Buffalo researchers received a grant from the National Institutes of Aging to explore the effects of age, race and sex on immunosuppressive medication and immune responses of renal transplant patients.

10/19/18

Bruce Troen directs UB’s Center for Successful Aging, which seeks to translate research on aging well into policy, practice and community engagement.

10/17/18

New SBIR award will enable the company to develop a device for studying drugs that treat neurological disorders.

10/17/18

Talal uses telemedicine and other innovations to treat hepatitis C virus in people who inject drugs.

10/10/18

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing received a $270,000 grant to train the next generation of biomedical data scientists in the study of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

10/9/18

To improve teamwork and communication between nursing and pharmacy students, the UB School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have turned to escape rooms, the mystery-themed game, for interprofessional training.

10/8/18

Study is the first to highlight sex differences in thermal behavior and could one day inform the development of new athletic apparel.

10/8/18

Immunized people would transmit anti-malarial proteins to the insects that bite them, reducing spread of the deadly disease.

10/5/18

The University at Buffalo will recognize 12 distinguished alumni at the UB Alumni Association Achievement Awards ceremony to be held at Oct. 12 in the UB Center for the Arts.

10/3/18

The University at Buffalo has accepted the first cohort of fellows into the Global Infectious Diseases Research Training Program, a $1.1 million program formed to train 15 scientists from the Caribbean in viral infection research.

10/3/18

System may improve early detection, especially in developing countries.

10/3/18

A child-care award from a European neuroscience association allowed a faculty member--one of 29 scientists from 15 countries--to attend an important scientific meeting in her field. 

 

10/2/18

They noted the study found that healthier homes can help offset the genetic risk for obesity.

10/1/18

Results may bring muscular dystrophy therapy closer to human use.

9/26/18

To better respond to the community’s health needs, UB works with electronic health records databases and joined an NIH clinical trial consortium.

9/26/18

Collaborations that helped UB land a key award in 2015 are bringing the newest and best medical treatments to more Western New Yorkers who need them.

9/20/18

Event will feature a wheelchair obstacle course, adaptive sports equipment demonstrations, panel discussions and adaptive yoga and wheelchair basketball, rugby and lacrosse.

9/18/18

Patients benefit as UB surgeons bring minimally invasive surgery techniques to clinical sites in the region.

9/17/18

Several University at Buffalo schools and departments were ranked within the top 100 institutions in their field worldwide in the 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

9/12/18

$359,000 grant to UB's Jo Freudenheim will allow research team to study the role of the microbiome in breast cancer.

9/10/18

UB jumps eight spots to No. 89 among the best national universities in the country, and is 38th among public universities, in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2019 rankings.

9/6/18
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The children of the late Amin Tjota (pronounced “Chota”) know their father would have been thrilled with the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
9/6/18

Medical students, residents and faculty members from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will dine with community members on Sept. 6 to gain a better understanding of how Buffalo’s residents experience health care and what their concerns are.

9/5/18

UB-led study is the largest and most comprehensive to date that has evaluated physical activity within the context of heart failure prevention.

9/5/18

Grant establishes The Robert Long Career Development Award at UB to train and retain physicians so patients can receive care in WNY.

9/5/18

UB has reorganized its Research Institute on Addictions to foster a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the crisis of substance use disorders, with an emphasis on combating the opiate addiction epidemic gripping the region and nation.

8/30/18

Study is the first to examine whether metric mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is, in fact, associated with outcomes of care in inpatient rehabilitation facilities.

8/30/18

Researchers report that the jaw joint bone, the center around which chewing activity revolves (literally), appears to have evolved based more on an animal’s size than what it eats.

8/24/18

The condition shares characteristics with Parkinson’s disease, which may also be affected by manganese levels in the brain.

8/22/18

One hundred and twenty-seven students will take their first step toward becoming pharmacists when they participate in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual White Coat Ceremony.

8/14/18

A new class of drug targets that has attracted attention for its potential to treat psychiatric and other diseases has now been shown to curb drug-seeking behaviors.

8/13/18

University at Buffalo School of Nursing faculty members Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, and Sharon Hewner, PhD, were named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

8/9/18

University at Buffalo researchers have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the Troup Fund of the Kaleida Health Foundation to apply the power of big data to enhance liver health in the region.

8/8/18

Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by the University at Buffalo’s Panayotis (Peter) Thanos.

8/7/18
BUFFALO, N.Y. —New University at Buffalo research is adding important information to the body of knowledge about the cognitive and behavioral status of a group of retired professional athletes who spent their careers in contact sports.
8/7/18

Adolescents who received funding to help pay for an abortion experienced greater hardships that affected abortion access compared to adult abortion-fund patients, according to a new UB study.

8/7/18

After seeing an ad in a campus newspaper promoting unhealthy late-night foods, researchers decided to look at a sample of college students to better understand how drinking affects what they eat.

8/3/18

R. Lorraine Collins is member of 20-person team tasked with drafting legislation on how to regulate marijuana use in New York State.

8/1/18

More than 90 percent of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Nursing.

7/25/18

A UB tobacco policy expert says 1980s warning labels failed to distinguish between the harms of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

7/23/18

His research on individual susceptibility to drug abuse has led to a better understanding of how brain “rewiring” leads to relapse.

7/20/18

The report centers on UB's Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships office, which works to support and expand the regional innovation economy.

7/16/18

University at Buffalo researchers have found that a receptor called muscarinic type 3 (M3R), a key regulator of the remyelination process, is a promising drug target for MS.