Research Highlights

UB research scientists and doctors have made important and internationally recognized contributions to medical science, including patents, discoveries and treatment advances.

2/9/12

The drug most prescribed to people with relapsing multiple sclerosis.

2/9/12

Trauma-patient evaluation that revolutionized emergency room care in the U.S.

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Air sterilization technology that destroys everything from pollen to airborne pathogens.

12/5/11

Discoveries made by UB researchers have fundamentally altered our understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2/9/12

A more precise method for aligning instruments, cutting bone and placing knee implant components.

12/5/11

A UB microbiologist was the first to film a DNA motor protein “unzipping” a double-strand of bacterial DNA in real time.

2/9/12

A UB medical student and professor invented technology used worldwide to increase surgical accuracy while reducing radiation exposure.

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Lung surfactant therapy administered to premature babies to assist breathing in the first critical hours after birth.

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The first successful implantable pulse generator—and the lithium battery used to extend its longevity.

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The first double-S intrauterine contraceptive device, and the standard against which other IUDs came to be compared.

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UB researcher developed a technique to treat respiratory distress syndrome in extremely premature infants, increasing their chance of survival.

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Infant screening to detect phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder that can cause severe mental retardation.

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A medical device that introduces into hospital intensive care units the same powerful and effective method of anesthetizing patients that works so well in the operating room.

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One of the world’s first simulators to closely approximate the “touch and feel” of the da Vinci™ robotic surgical system.

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An ingestible diagnostic-sensing capsule that measures how the gastrointestinal tract is functioning.

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A diet widely prescribed by pediatricians today to counteract childhood obesity.