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2/20/18

Vision researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and VA Western New York Healthcare System led a study demonstrating that adding antioxidant therapy to current standard of care prevents vision loss in an animal model of a rare genetic disease.

2/15/18

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) has funded two separate projects led by researchers in the departments of Neurology and Pharmacology and Toxicology.

2/14/18

Department of Biochemistry researchers have changed the understanding of metal ion metabolism in mitochondria through a collaborative study whose results were published in Scientific Reports.

2/14/18

Department of Neurology researchers are being funded by the National Institute of Justice to study the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the ability of police officers to make critical decisions in their work.

2/13/18

Findings published in JAMA Neurology show that in stroke patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO), the removal of the clot occurs as efficiently after aspiration-based clot removal alone as it does after aspiration-based clot removal performed with a stent retriever.

2/12/18

Pinaki Sarder, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, has received a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ Diabetic Complications Consortium to study the computational imaging of renal structures for diagnosing diabetic nephropathy.

2/8/18

Physicians in the Department of Emergency Medicine have implemented a new protocol for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in Western New York that has more than doubled the patient survivor rate.

2/6/18

A team of researchers led by Kwang W. Oh, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering, has fabricated a chip that uses two different types of force — capillary- and vacuum-driven — to manipulate how fluids travel in micro- and nanosized channels.

2/6/18

Three Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members performed surgeries that were broadcast live to the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) Conference in Las Vegas.

2/1/18

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Experimental Eye Research and also has received the Dean’s Award in Neuroscience and Ophthalmology from Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center New Orleans.

2/1/18

Cytocybernetics, a UB spinoff co-founded by two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an enhanced version of a device it created that integrates electronics with heart muscle cells to test how new drugs affect the heart’s electrical activity.

1/29/18

Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD, vice chair and professor of neurosurgery and one of the lead investigators in the COMPASS trial, presented preliminary results at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles that show evidence that aspiration-based thrombectomy is a safe and effective alternative for patients with acute ischemic stroke.

1/23/18

A new review paper led by Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, suggests varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods is key to promoting healthy eating behaviors.

1/16/18

Alan J. Lesse, MD, senior associate dean for medical curriculum, simply could not wipe the smile off his face Monday morning.

1/16/18

University at Buffalo spinoff POP Biotechnologies Inc. (POP BIO) ended 2017 on a high note with a flurry of activity, including reaching research agreements with two international pharmaceutical companies.

1/16/18

Beth A. Smith, MD ’00, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and division chief of child and adolescent psychiatry, has been awarded the 2017 Carolyn and C. Richard Mattingly Leadership in Mental Health Care Award by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

1/10/18

The Western New York community has enlisted experts from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to help combat the national opioid epidemic, which has reached crisis proportions.

1/10/18

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology and senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, has been awarded the inaugural Dolores Shockley Minority Mentoring Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).

1/8/18

Aesha Y. Desai, PhD, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, has earned an American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)/European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Minorities Affairs Committee Travel Award for her research in the role of nanophotonics in stem cell regulation.

12/21/17

Research by lead author Michal K. Stachowiak, PhD, has revealed that schizophrenia likely begins toward the end of the first trimester of pregnancy — a finding that opens up a new understanding of the devastating disease and the potential for new treatment possibilities in utero.