A national study led by Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences emergency medicine physicians has found that patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are treated with an inhaled steroid are significantly less likely to require emergency department care or hospitalization due to COVID-19 than those treated with placebo.
The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) has announced that Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology, is the recipient of the 2022 Julius Axelrod Award in Pharmacology.
POP Biotechnologies Inc. (POP BIO) is one four startups founded or co-founded by University at Buffalo researchers that has received Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards from the National Institutes of Health to advance research on potential vaccines or therapies for a variety of diseases.
A type of acupressure focused on pressure points in the ear could be a promising treatment for functional abdominal pain disorder (FAPD), a challenging group of disorders that cause chronic abdominal pain in 13.5 percent of children and adolescents.
“Omicron is extraordinarily infectious and our vaccines, although highly protective, especially if you have been boosted, are not perfect,” says Thomas Russo, MD, professor and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB. “Mask use is an additional critical layer of protection that will minimize the risk of infection, especially during this omicron wave.”
University at Buffalo scientists who do the genomic sequencing of the SARS-CoV2 virus in Erie County are seeing omicron cases increase, an indication that the region is exhibiting a similar trajectory to national trends.
Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD, professor of anesthesiology, has been selected to receive the 2021 John J. Bonica Award from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA Pain Medicine).