Research News

12/4/17

Research led by Jack Tseng, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, found that a wolf-sized otter that lived about 6 million years ago may have been a dominant predator in its time.

11/20/17

New clues to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which affects nearly all obese adults and a rising percentage of obese children, have been reported in a paper by senior author Susan S. Baker MD, PhD.

11/17/17

Surgeons from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have entered the national discussion on surgical headwear.

11/8/17

Four studies focused on improving our understanding of the human genome and microbiome have been awarded funding through the third round of research pilots supported by the Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM).

11/2/17

Jun Xia, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $450,000 grant that will help improve screening for women with dense breast tissue.

10/30/17

A new book co-edited by Mulchand S. Patel, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of biochemistry, discusses how the path to obesity may start before birth or during infancy and how an individual’s metabolism can be permanently reprogrammed by overfeeding early in life.

10/19/17

A newly patented technology developed as a collaboration in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedics, and Microbiology and Immunology is at the heart of an Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant focused on preventing and treating orthopaedic implant-related infections.

10/12/17

A global study led by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, found a majority of patients with Type 1 diabetes who were treated with dapagliflozin, a Type 2 diabetes medicine, had a significant decline in their blood sugar levels.

10/11/17

Daniel J. Kosman, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of biochemistry, has been awarded a five-year, $1.96 million grant that may lead to advances in understanding the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

9/29/17

Researchers in the Department of Medicine have published a study that identifies a new way to predict which patients may be at a higher risk for heart failure after undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR).

9/25/17

Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology, has received additional National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to continue his research on retinal development.

9/21/17

Umesh Sharma, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study galectin-3, a protein involved in heart failure.

9/21/17

Researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology have developed and successfully tested a method for determining whether promising new multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments in mice could be effective in humans.

9/8/17

Seventy-six student-scientists presented projects during the 2017 Buffalo Summer Research Day, an interdisciplinary forum marking the culmination of their summer research in Buffalo.

9/6/17

Research by Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, involving parents, children and restaurant executives could be used to promote healthier children’s meals in restaurants.