John A. Sellick, Jr., DO, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, says three main precautionary measures can help travelers to tropical and developing areas avoid illness: get vaccinated, keep insects away and be careful what you put in your mouth.
University at Buffalo researchers have revealed that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience more respiratory symptoms when their lungs are colonized by bacteria, even without an acute exacerbation.
At the 2014 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring physician-scientists showcased 34 original research projects they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
University at Buffalo scientists will continue nearly three decades of groundbreaking research on a bacterium considered a key cause of the hallmark signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Based on their published scientific articles, two University at Buffalo physician-scientists have been recognized as leading investigators in their medical specialties by the global health care information website Expertscape.
A University at Buffalo study has revealed how Streptococcus pneumoniae—bacteria that harmlessly colonize the mucous linings of human throats and noses—become virulent when they travel to the middle ears, lungs or bloodstream.
Innovations developed at least in part by faculty at UB’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences accounted for nearly 40 percent of the provisional patent applications filed by the university in 2012.
UB researchers will use a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the first vaccine against an understudied bacterium that causes at least 10 percent of middle ear infections in children.