A biotech company built on the research of Fred Sachs, PhD, Thomas Suchyna, PhD and Philip Gottlieb, PhD—all from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics—has opened in UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology, will work with researchers at UB and two other institutions to move stem cell therapies hoped to halt the progression of multiple sclerosis into clinical trials.
Construction soon will begin on Conventus, a downtown medical office building that will connect to the anticipated UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and whose tenants include physicians associated with UBMD.
With the help of UB and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Western New York is shedding its industrial past and preparing to re-emerge as an “eds and meds” economy, says the retiring president of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
Gil I. Wolfe, MD, chair of neurology, explains that neuropathy specialists don’t need to order an electromyogram to diagnose patients who present typically for the most common form of diabetic neuropathy.
UB researchers led by Anders Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, have discovered how the rapid and efficient spread of antibiotic resistance works in the respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Research conducted by Julian L. Ambrus Jr., MD, professor of medicine, and Long Shen, PhD, will help people with the autoimmune disorder Sjogren’s Syndrome receive treatment for painful symptoms sooner.
Democrats in the Erie County Legislature plan to recommend Wesley L. Hicks, MD, professor of otolaryngology and a head and neck surgeon, to serve as a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority commissioner.
A research team led by Anders Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, discovered how the bacteria associated with pneumonia and middle ear infections acquire and spread resistance.
A study headed by Anders Hakansson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, found that antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae stems from the transfer of DNA between bacterial strains in biofilms in the area just behind the nose.
Life sciences firms AccuTheranostics, AndroBioSys and Ceno Technologies are moving into the Biosciences Incubator, located in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, part of the new medical school.
Scientists have found that snake venom and bat saliva offer promising therapies and Frederick Sachs, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of physiology and biophysics, says tarantula poison could help regulate cardiac rhythms and aid sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Researchers are discovering more damage obesity can cause, including potential reproductive problems for obese boys, according to a study led by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology.
Located in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Gates Vascular Institute, part of the new medical school, the incubator welcomes life science firms AccuTheranostics, AndroBioSys and Ceno Technologies.
Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, ran a study showing that young, obese males have reduced levels of testosterone, which increases their risk of impotence and infertility.
Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chief of endocrinology, has led a study showing that obese boys have less testosterone than lean boys and may face impotence and infertility as adults.
Thomas C. Rosenthal, MD, chair of family medicine, and Robert Gatewood Jr., clinical associate professor of medicine, will chair a leadership council for a network planned by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY and Kaleida Health.
Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death among African American women, according to Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, PhD, associate professor of family medicine, who helped East Side residents gain awareness about breast cancer through a community event.
The need for skilled physicians has never been greater and UB is dedicated to meeting this need since the medical school’s relocation downtown may increase enrollment to 180 new students per year by 2020.
The design of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute creates a collaborative environment intended to bring patients, physicians and researchers together for the exchange of knowledge and growth.
Frederick Sachs, PhD, and his business partner, Jeff Harvey, work with a protein derived from spider venom to develop treatments for muscle conditions ranging from muscular dystrophy to atrial fibrillation.