Innovative research is at the core of our institution. It
informs education, sparks inventions and propels a growing
knowledge economy. UB researchers share their work, the problems
they're solving and the impact it has on our changing world.
"We are trying to design a sustainable and environmentally
friendly way of farming." Testing soil quickly to tell farmers:
"This part of the field holds water for a longer time, so you can
irrigate it less frequently."
"What’s really exciting is that we now have the ability
— with the vaccine we’re developing — to watch
over bacteria and attack it only if it breaks away from the colony
to cause an illness. That’s important because if we leave the
harmless bacteria in place, it prevents other harmful bacteria from
filling that space.” From Blaine Pfeifer's lab to creating
startup — Abcombi Biosciences
"We don't know exactly which of our current pure science
investigations will lead to breakthroughs, but by pushing the
boundaries of human knowledge further, we allow for possibilities
in the future we can't even imagine right now."
"We've created an exceptionally small and extraordinarily
powerful device that converts light into energy. The potential
applications are exciting because it could be used to produce
everything from more efficient solar panels to more powerful
"This is an entirely new idea that no one else has proposed. We
think it's very likely that other animals utilized this route ...
Now that we have evidence of these animals (sea otters) moving
through Mexico, we can now look for evidence of other animals doing
“Right now, the Map of Life can tell us where plants and
animals are, but not why they are there,” Adam Wilson says.
“What we want to do is to broaden the Map of Life to explain
these patterns so that we can see how climate is influencing where
different species are found.”
“Buffalo is a good example that embodies various aspects
of architecture,” she says. “Architecture can be a
treasure or a burden to a city. A building is a big expensive
thing, not only to build, but also to maintain. It’s not just
a place for people to live and work; it also reflects the society
and people’s lives.”
"Handwashing prevents leading causes of the 6 million deaths
that occur annually in young children around the world. Never
before has handwashing been systematically measured in so many
countries. These data are useful to public health programs and
"Hackers are out there, more than you can imagine. ...
Technology is advancing so fast; we have to think of different
ways. The strategy is using multiple lines of defense. We call that
defense in depth."
"These results show that it's possible that high-intensity
interval training can help enhance quality of life and capacity to
be healthy." With short vigorous periods of exercise, "you get more
bang for your buck."
“No two people with identical hearts have ever been
found,” Xu says, and while heart-based biometrics systems
have been used for almost a decade,“no one has done a
non-contact remote device to characterize our hearts’
geometry traits for identification.”
“Reprograming these exosomes may disarm the dangerous
package that they carry, ... This will lay the foundation for the
development of novel drug carriers ... More specifically,
these new carriers have the potential to prevent metastasis in
"The CAP PC (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care)
program represents a lifetime of working toward the integration of
physical and mental health, which has been in my heart from the
beginning of medical school."
“Showing graphic content and providing a more accurate and
complete representation of severe events can motivate people to
care more about what they’re seeing. ... We see increases in
moral sensitivity and a greater desire for humanitarian and
military interventions designed to stop violence ... ”