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11/20/18

Cytocybernetics, a UB spinoff founded by two Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members, has received a $250,000 Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to move into a new market: neuronal drug development.

10/25/18

Chelsey Reed, a student in the MD-PhD Program, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

9/14/18

New information from Department of Biochemistry researchers on how manganese gets into the brain is helping to shed light on a neurological disorder usually associated with industrial overexposure to the metal.

8/3/18

Researchers at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) have been awarded a pair of grants for the investigation of mechanisms underlying axonal degeneration in certain neurological disorders.

6/13/18

Stephen Rudin, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of radiology and director of radiation physics, has been named a fellow of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics.

5/24/18

UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded new grants that support promising translational research projects in Western New York.

3/22/18

A total of 37 original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2018 Medical Student Research Forum.

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.

2/13/18

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.

2/6/18

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.

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.

8/1/17

M. Laura Feltri, MD, professor of biochemistry and neurology, is leading research to determine whether a new family of molecules prevents demyelination and nerve degeneration in patients with peripheral nerve diseases.

6/13/17

Surgeons and researchers sharing facilities in UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) is resulting in collaboration, synergy and world-class innovation.

6/6/17
Researchers working with stem cells have reproduced in a petri dish the brain oscillations that characterize Parkinson’s disease. The research could pave the way for faster screenings for new treatments or even a cure for the disease.
5/9/17

Researchers at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) are highlighting the critical role of a metabolic checkpoint kinase pathway in Schwann cells for the formation of myelin sheaths.

3/27/17

UB researchers have found that adult skin cells can be converted into neural crest cells without any genetic modification.

3/16/17

Using a database of 16,000 brain scans, Robert S. Miletich, MD, PhD, interim chair and professor of nuclear medicine, is helping to develop the field of nuclear neurology, which could launch a revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases.

2/17/17

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.

11/11/16

Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA, has been installed as the inaugural L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery.

5/31/16

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD — with first author Kirstie A. Cummings, a candidate in the biochemistry doctoral program — has published a paper in Scientific Reports showing that an elusive brain receptor may play an important role in the death of neurons from neurological diseases.