A preclinical study conducted by researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has shown for the first time that a class of proteins are important in the neurobiology of relapse or drug-seeking behaviors.
New research led by Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, PhD, a senior research scientist specializing in behavioral neuropharmacology at UB’s Research Institute on Addictions and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, shows that exercise can help prevent relapse into cocaine addiction.
Research by Bonnie M. Vest, PhD, research assistant professor of family medicine, indicates that being satisfied in a marriage or a romantic partnership can greatly aid the resiliency of a soldier who has served in combat.
The value of interprofessional collaboration in dealing with the opioid crisis was highlighted as students and staff from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences joined other UB schools of study during a forum on opioid dependence.
At the 2017 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring physician-scientists showcased 46 original research projects they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
Students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences joined hundreds of their UB peers in the health professions, social work, law and management for an interprofessional forum on opioid dependence.
A new preclinical study by researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology finds exercise, coupled with methamphetamine, may help recovery of those addicted to the drug and increase their odds of avoiding relapse.
A team led by David M. Dietz, PhD, has discovered that a protein in the brain’s reward center, the nucleus accumbens, regulates genes that help drive the craving for cocaine after a period of withdrawal.
Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has received a $7 million grant to develop an effective way to treat drug users with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has received the Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award from the College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) for his research on pharmacotherapy for stimulant abuse.
Aspiring physician-scientists showcased 38 original research projects at the 2016 Medical Student Research Forum. The displays showed work they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
The University at Buffalo is strengthening education for medical residents who care for patients who are addicted or are at risk for addiction by focusing more training on safe prescribing practices and safe pain management.