Research News

5/22/18

A new fossil hamster species unearthed in Tibet has been named after the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty member who discovered it in 2010.

5/16/18

Research by Carla A. Frederick, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine, and Danielle M. Goetz, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, has helped lead to the approval of a new combination drug that treats the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF).

5/16/18

For Catherine Wallace, participation in a clinical trial through the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences put her on the path to a healthier life.

5/10/18

Two recently published studies on the emergence of hookah use suggest that public health officials may need to broaden their tobacco control prevention efforts beyond traditional cigarettes.

5/8/18

Vincent M. Tutino, PhD, a recent graduate of the doctoral program in biomedical engineering, is first author on a published study in PLOS ONE showing that circulating cells in the blood carry a gene expression “signature” that may predict if someone has a brain aneurysm. 

5/2/18

Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, has led research showing that taking a fiber supplement can help patients with Type 2 diabetes boost their insulin secretion — even after eating a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal.

5/2/18

Published research led by Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, shows that self-administered therapy by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients provided long-lasting relief.

5/2/18

The state of genetic research and related ethical concerns was the topic of a panel discussion April 26 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

5/2/18

John C. Biber III, a first-year student in the master’s program in anatomical sciences, has received a Mark Diamond Research Fund (MDRF) grant to support his thesis work in the laboratory of Yongho Bae, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences.

4/20/18

Michael H. Farkas, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study potential treatment strategies for retinitis pigmentosa.

4/20/18

Work by John E. Tomaszewski, MD, and Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, to transform the way students and others study the human body is coming to fruition.

4/19/18

Research led by Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, involving hepatic pharmokinetics and pharmacodynamics was the first-place winner in the Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) 2017 Clinical Research Achievement Awards.

4/18/18

Research led by senior author David Dietz, PhD, has revealed that in certain types of brain cells, drug-induced plasticity can work to reduce motivation for heroin.

3/30/18

Preclinical research led by Zhen Yan, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics, shows how specific social deficits in autism can be reversed.

3/28/18

Research led by Fraser J. Sim, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, that seeks to spur development of cellular and molecular therapies for adult demyelinating disease, such as multiple sclerosis, has gained funding from the National Institutes of Health.