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Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, was a guest on the Karen Hunter Show discussing the major risk factors for heart disease. She discussed the important of a healthy diet and exercising, such as walking, but added that nothing may be more important than not smoking.
Smithsonian reports on how saber-toothed cats used their large fangs and quotes Jack Tseng, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, who said: “The back and base of sabercat skulls tend to show very expanded and bulky bony areas for the attachment of large neck muscles.”
The number of companies operating on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has grown to more than 150. This impressive growth, in part, is attributed to UB’s entrepreneurial efforts. The number of people working on the medical campus will expand this fall when the new Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences building opens this fall.
An article on advancements and challenges to treating strokes in Western New York includes comments from Elad I. Levy, MD, professor and chairman of neurosurgery, and Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, vice-chairman and professor of neurosurgery, who discussed a new stent retriever that physicians at UB and Kaleida Health played a key role in developing.
SUNY Distinguished Professor Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, was a participant on the American College of Cardiology’s ACC Cardiology Hour, where she discussed late-breaking clinical trials regarding the new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors.
An article on the announcement of Ottawa Hospital opening one of Canada’s first medical 3-D printing programs, mentions that the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences uses 3-D printing to train doctors and to give doctors a model to practice on before complex surgeries.
Norma J. Nowak, PhD, professor of biochemistry and executive director of the UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, is among the 10 finalists for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s ATHENA Award.
StemCell Therapy reported on UB research, led by biomedical engineering professor Stelios T. Andreadis, PhD, which found adult skin cells can be converted into stem cells without genetic modification.
Robert S. Miletich, MD, PhD, interim chair and professor of nuclear medicine, believes the field will one day be as important to neuroscience as it is to cardiology.
A story about the impact state budget negotiation could have on the local medical community reports funding from the second phase of the Buffalo Billion initiative could have a serious impact on the way space is used by the city’s medical community, and notes that $20 million is earmarked to help the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences expand class sizes.
Recent research by Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Rajendram Rajnarayanan, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology; and former graduate student Marina Popovska-Gorevski, on how insecticides increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by disrupting circadian rhythms is featured  as a “Paper of the Month” on the website of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, a research institute of the National Institutes of Health.
An article about the role UB plays in the growth of biomedical companies emerging in downtown Buffalo looks at some of the UB-affiliated companies, including Athenex and For-Robin, and notes that Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery, recently said Buffalo looks like Boston in the late 1980s just before it became an international biomedical powerhouse.
An article reports the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has hired 12 new faculty members as part of a surge in hiring planned as UB moves its medical school downtown. The article notes the medical school will open the $375 million state-of-the-art building later this year, with the first group of students starting to take classes there next January, and has increased the size of its student body by 25 percent, putting enrollment at 180 students.
A new UB study shows that exposure to synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products may adversely affect melatonin receptor signaling, creating a higher risk for metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
UB researchers have found that a non-invasive treatment of dextrose gel administered into a baby’s cheek, along with regular feedings, can raise the blood sugar of babies with hypoglycemia, allowing them to stay with their mothers, which promotes breastfeeding, and eliminating the need for intravenous fluids.