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6/7/17
Biomedical engineering professor Stelios Andreadis, PhD, has found that adult skin cells can be converted into neural crest cells without any genetic modification. "In medical applications this has tremendous potential because you can always get a skin biopsy," said Andreadis.
6/7/17
The new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building in downtown Buffalo will have a digital wayfinding system. It will enable users to search for individuals, events or departments, then display an outline of exactly where to walk through the building to find the way.
6/7/17
A new smartphone device can be used to monitor patients with heart conditions. "It's convenient and not obtrusive to patients, and they can keep it for months," said Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine and SUNY Distinguished Professor.
6/7/17
Getting a handle on the opioid epidemic can be accomplished, but it will take time and it won't be easy, according to Richard Blondell, MD, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Blondell spoke on the topic at Genesee Community College in Batavia as part of an opioids and addiction seminar, hosted by the Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
6/7/17
Jian Feng, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, is paving the way for faster screenings for new treatments for Parkinson's disease. “With this new finding, we can now generate in a dish the neuronal misfiring that is similar to what occurs in the brain of a Parkinson’s patient,” says Feng.
6/7/17
Jian Feng, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has found a faster way to screen for new treatments for Parkinson's disease. "With this new finding, we can now generate in a dish the neuronal misfiring that is similar to what occurs in the brain of a Parkinson's patient. A variety of studies and drug discovery efforts can be implemented on these human neurons to speed up the discovery of a cure for Parkinson's disease," said Feng.
6/7/17
Research by Jian Feng, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics, has resulted in faster ways to screen for new treatments for Parkinson's disease. “With this new finding, we can now generate in a dish the neuronal misfiring that is similar to what occurs in the brain of a Parkinson's patient,” said Feng. “A variety of studies and drug discovery efforts can be implemented on these human neurons to speed up the discovery of a cure for Parkinson's disease.”
6/7/17
Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, was among many health care experts in Western New York who are opposed to the bill that House Republicans passed earlier this month that could cost New York State about $7 billion a year, while leaving thousands of state residents uninsured. "It's a bad bill for many reasons," said Nielsen, clinical professor of internal medicine and a former president of the American Medical Association, which also opposes the bill.
6/7/17
UB Heals, which is dedicated to reconnecting the homeless population with the health-care system, has earned a pair of grants for its efforts. The program won $5,000 in the region’s second Pitch 10 Competition, where nonprofit organizations had a chance to pitch their project or idea. Last month the program won a $9,000 grant from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Both grants will go toward purchase of a van to provide a private space for clinical consultations and to store medical equipment.
6/7/17
Construction on the new $375 million Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is nearing completion. It will feature 628,000 square feet of space spread across eight floors. The interior will contain a seven-story atrium naturally illuminated by skylights and two glass walls. 
6/6/17
The new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building will have a cutting-edge gross anatomy lab with 50 tables in all for gross anatomy and continuing medical education purposes. As students dissect, they will have images directly in front of them, through CT scans and MRI scans. “This will be a pretty innovative gross anatomy lab,” said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school.
6/6/17
A story on work stress and a new survey that suggests that a growing number of Americans are not making use of their vacation time interviews Steven L. Dubovsky, MD, professor and chair of psychiatry, who said it is vital to create a work/life balance and to make the most of time off and vacation time. “If you've taken that down time, you'll be more effective at the job you do. Pretending that 'if I just keep going I can do anything' it's a deception. There's nobody that is that powerful or that effective... you're just kidding yourself,” he said.
6/5/17
Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, is among the researchers on a study that showed that room sharing between babies and mothers beyond the first four months is associated with less sleep for babies and unsafe sleeping practices.
6/5/17
The new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building will have a mostly electronic library with quiet study space and computers, with the bulk of the medical school book collection remaining in the Health Sciences Library on the South Campus.
6/5/17
David Poulsen, PhD, who came to Buffalo two years ago from Montana, is excited about the opportunities on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. "The facilities here are unprecedented. There are more resources in a three-block radius than in the entire state of Montana," says Poulson, professor of neurosurgery and chief science officer at NeuroTrauma Sciences, LLC.