University at Buffalo researchers have identified a transcription factor needed for the formation of horizontal cells in the retina and discovered—in a surprising secondary finding—that these cells, in turn, contribute to the survival of photoreceptors.
Piero R. Bianco, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, will use a $1.8 million grant to develop the first clear model of a biochemical DNA repair mechanism needed to stave off cancer.
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology.
Five times over the past 21 years, Department of Neurosurgery residents have achieved among the 10 highest scores on the American Board of Neurological Surgery primary examination, according to the board.
Daniel J. Kosman, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of biochemistry, will use a $1.2 million grant to study how organisms manage ionic iron—biochemical processes that contribute to essentially all neurodegenerative diseases.
The Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo has expanded services to become a full-scale resource for children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Andrew B. Symons, MD, associate professor of family medicine, has won the 2013 Family Doctor of the Year award from the New York State Academy of Family Physicians for ensuring quality of care in family medicine.
Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio, MD, MPH, has won the inaugural Evan Calkins, MD Fellowship for Community Based Research for his project addressing the spectrum of needs for diabetes patients through shared medical visits.
Their Haitian seaport hometown may seem idyllic, but residents of Les Cayes who need medical care face severe obstacles, University at Buffalo faculty-physicans and students learned during a Hope for Tomorrow Foundation medical mission.
Rutao Yao, PhD, research professor of nuclear medicine, and his team have developed a unique, cost-effective small-animal imaging hybrid system that adds SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) capability to existing PET (positron emission tomography) scanners.
Award-winning participants in the Department of Medicine’s inaugural Research Day are studying diverse topics, including burnout, cold medications, a new-found anti-bacterial agent and a better leukemia treatment.
The student-run Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic has been honored with an award recognizing contributions to the community, and its student organizers—past and present—have been recognized for their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, professor and associate chair of social and preventive medicine, has been honored with the 2013 Stockton Kimball Award for outstanding scientific accomplishment as well as significant service to the university.
Richard B. Bankert, VMD, PhD, professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Zhen Yan, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, have received 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
Passenger car drivers are more likely to die in crashes with sport utility vehicles, regardless of crash safety ratings, according to a study led by Dietrich V. Jehle, MD, professor of emergency medicine.
Eleven master’s students from the Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences presented research at a conference featuring scholars from a wide range of fields, including biology, environmental science, pharmacoeconomics and engineering.