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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.

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.

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.
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.

1/7/16

A team of investigators led by Jian Feng, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has developed a new way to ramp up the conversion of skin cells into dopamine neurons — research that could help patients with Parkinson’s disease.

10/14/15

Research by a biochemistry doctoral candidate is featured on the cover of the Journal of Neurochemistry for its potential to contribute to the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.

1/28/15
A University at Buffalo pilot study using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) links dietary habits with iron levels in the brain — a factor associated with various neurological conditions as well as aging.
2/3/14
Novel research by a University at Buffalo scientist demonstrates a causal relationship between the release of dopamine in the brain and drinking behaviors of animals.
8/5/13
Two physiology and biophysics professors will be highlighted through the global biology and medicine literature review service F1000Prime.
6/19/13

Jian Feng, PhD, will use a $1 million state grant to explore molecular signatures of neurons in two types of Parkinson’s disease patients.