Construction soon will begin on Conventus, a downtown medical
office building that will connect to the anticipated UB School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and whose tenants include
physicians associated with UBMD.
Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology, will work with
researchers at UB and two other institutions to move stem cell
therapies hoped to halt the progression of multiple sclerosis into
A biotech company built on the research of Fred
Sachs, PhD, Thomas Suchyna, PhD and Philip Gottlieb,
PhD—all from the Department of Physiology
and Biophysics—has opened in UB’s New York State
Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences on the
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
With the help of UB and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus,
Western New York is shedding its industrial past and preparing to
re-emerge as an “eds and meds” economy, says the
retiring president of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
I. Wolfe, MD, chair of neurology, explains that
neuropathy specialists don’t need to order an electromyogram
to diagnose patients who present typically for the most common form
of diabetic neuropathy.
Research conducted by Julian
L. Ambrus Jr., MD, professor of medicine,
and Long Shen, PhD, will help people with the autoimmune disorder
Sjogren’s Syndrome receive treatment for painful symptoms
Democrats in the Erie County Legislature plan to recommend Wesley
L. Hicks, MD, professor of otolaryngology and a head and neck
surgeon, to serve as a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
A study headed by Anders
Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and
immunology, found that antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus
pneumoniae stems from the transfer of DNA between bacterial strains
in biofilms in the area just behind the nose.
Scientists have found that snake venom and bat saliva offer
promising therapies and Frederick
Sachs, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of physiology and
biophysics, says tarantula poison could help regulate cardiac
rhythms and aid sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Researchers are discovering more damage obesity can cause,
including potential reproductive problems for obese boys, according
to a study led by Paresh
Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology.
Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, ran
a study showing that young, obese males have reduced levels of
testosterone, which increases their risk of impotence and
Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, has
led a study showing that obese boys have less testosterone than
lean boys and may face impotence and infertility as adults.
Thomas C. Rosenthal, MD, chair of family medicine,
and Robert Gatewood Jr., clinical associate professor of medicine,
will chair a leadership council for a network planned by BlueCross
BlueShield of WNY and Kaleida Health.
Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death among African
American women, according to Laurene
Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD, associate professor of family medicine,
who helped East Side residents gain awareness about breast cancer
through a community event.
The need for skilled physicians has never been greater and UB is
dedicated to meeting this need since the medical
school’s relocation downtown may increase enrollment to
180 new students per year by 2020.
Sachs, PhD, and his business partner, Jeff Harvey, work with a
protein derived from spider venom to develop treatments for muscle
conditions ranging from muscular dystrophy to atrial