A lack of longitudinal studies on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) hinders scientists’ ability to understand how the neurodegenerative brain disease is linked to behavioral health symptoms, according to an interdisciplinary study by University at Buffalo researchers.
During the University at Buffalo’s inaugural Humanities Day, first-year medical students explored diverse issues related to medical humanism — an approach to care that emphasizes compassionate, empathic doctor-patient relationships.
Alan J. Lesse, MD, and John A. Sellick Jr., DO, associate professors of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, presented the latest information about the Ebola virus outbreak at a Mini Medical School lecture, a free public talk.
Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, says patients with coronary heart disease and heart failure should not overexert themselves while engaging in cold-weather tasks, such as clearing snow.
“We have no reason to fear Ebola here in the United States, but the situation in West Africa is a grave humanitarian crisis,” Myron L. Glick, MD, told a standing room-only crowd of University at Buffalo medical students and residents shortly after returning from Sierra Leone.
During an Adirondack adventure sponsored by the University at Buffalo’s Family Medicine Wilderness Club, 25 people braved rain, wind and cold to climb Algonquin Peak amid the brilliant color of autumn foliage.
Bruce R. Troen, MD, professor of medicine, is working to address the growing need for quality geriatric care while preparing health care providers, researchers and medical educators for the high-demand field of geriatric medicine.
Males with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition, according to research by Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Researchers in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Medicine have been awarded a patent for a test that allows physicians to diagnose the autoimmune disease Sjogren’s syndrome earlier than ever before.
The nonprofit Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic — where University at Buffalo medical students care for uninsured patients — hosted an art opening to promote their services and provide health care information.
University at Buffalo researchers — including an ophthalmology resident — have successfully used a smartphone app to image the back of the eye, or fundus, in patients who can be particularly challenging to examine: newborns and children.
A drug developed by University at Buffalo scientists from a small protein found in spider venom is moving forward as a promising treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal genetic disease affecting boys.
Nine faculty and one staff member from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable achievement and service at the 11th annual UB Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.
Representatives of the University at Buffalo and other biomedical research organizations joined Rep. Brian Higgins as he announced legislation that would increase funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to more than $46.2 billion by 2021.
Stephen Koury, PhD, research assistant professor in biotechnical and clinical laboratory sciences, has secured a $1.2 million NIH grant to help area high school students become proficient in genomics and genetics.
A distance-learning practice facilitation program developed and supported by the Department of Family Medicine has been selected as a national exemplar by the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Wilma A. Hofmann, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, will study cellular processes that cause high levels of unsaturated fats to increase the metastatic potential of prostate cancer cells.
Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD, professor of microbiology/immunology and medicine, will use novel biofilm and animal models to study key disease mechanisms and infection-causing phenotypes of a prominent middle ear pathogen.
Adding to his list of national leadership roles, John M. Canty Jr., MD ’79, Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine and chief of cardiovascular medicine, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee.
Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child, according to research by senior author Teresa Quattrin, MD, which has been published in Pediatrics.
University at Buffalo researchers are studying how chemicals in the environment may raise the risk of prevalent metabolic conditions by disrupting neuroendocrine circadian functions and altering the release of hormones, including insulin.
“All you have to do is have a good relationship with your patient. Focus on what’s going on in their lives,” Jack T. Coyne, MD ’85, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, advised medical students during the inaugural program of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Medical Humanities.