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TURF TIME. Workers from Clough Harbour Associates of Buffalo are installing a new generation of artificial surface called "Sportexe46" in UB Stadium. The project will allow the soccer program to move into the stadium and make it a multi-use facility. (Photo: Paul Hokanson)

Therapy activates brain stem cells

Using customized nanoparticles that they developed, UB scientists have for the first time delivered genes into the brains of living mice with an efficiency that is similar to, or better than, viral vectors and with no observable toxic effects. » Full Story

Foster to head regionalism institute

Kathryn Foster, who served as director of research for UB's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth for six years, has been named director of the institute, effective Sept. 1. » Full Story

Manuel named AD. Warde Manuel, an associate athletic director at the University of Michigan, has been named director of athletics at UB.

Bacterium tied to COPD flare-ups. A bacterial strain that had been thought to be "harmless" in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is in fact responsible for 10 percent of COPD flare-ups, UB research has shown.

Realizing childhood dream at UB. Aiming Yu is living his childhood dream of being a scientist as a member of the pharmacy faculty at UB.

Buffalo Film Seminars' fall lineup. The popular film series will kick off its 11th edition with a screening of the controversial film "Birth of a Nation."

A legacy of innovation. Corky Brunskill retired from UB on July 13, but leaves behind a vision of IT service that is unique in the field.

Going for the glitz. It's the sparkle of the males' eyespots, rather than the size, that attracts female butterflies, UB biologists have determined.

Rock on. In naming its newest supercomputer after the Irish band U2, the Center for Computational Research continues its tradition of naming its computers after inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Solving genomic structures. UB scientists have found a faster, more precise and cheaper method of solving a protein's atomic structure.

Developing an accessibility identity program. UB faculty members are working to improve the design of the International Symbol of Accessibility—the wheelchair symbol—and its worldwide comprehension and recognition.