A Superhero without the Costume: UB Professor Rescues Bats with Bat Cloud
Aug01

A Superhero without the Costume: UB Professor Rescues Bats with Bat Cloud

Our favorite superhero Batman is always scouring the streets, searching for crimes to stop and people to save. However, this time it’s the bats that could use some help. A fungal infection known as “White Nose Syndrome” hit upstate eastern New York in 2006. The fungus, which afflicts brown bats, causes them to emerge from hibernation early and, as a result, starve and freeze to death. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service...

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First Biomedical Engineering Students Graduate from UB
Jul17

First Biomedical Engineering Students Graduate from UB

UB recently celebrated the first graduating class from its Department of Biomedical Engineering, a milestone for the fast-growing program that focuses on developing medical devices and therapies for diabetes, cancer and other illnesses. Most of the 12 undergraduates are expected to immediately enter the workforce. But most plan to attend UB’s new biomedical engineering graduate program. Starting this fall, UB will offer MS and PhD...

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Good Venom: Could a Spider Help Save a Young Boy’s Life?
Jul13

Good Venom: Could a Spider Help Save a Young Boy’s Life?

The problems began before JB turned 2. He was, by appearance, a healthy boy. But something wasn’t right. Worried, his parents consulted with doctors and came home with painful news: Their son had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder that causes a child’s muscles to waste away. The disease afflicts only boys, and most victims are in wheelchairs by the time they’re 12. Later, the heart and diaphragm...

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Eat Your Veggies: More Fruits and Vegetables Can Help You Quit Smoking
Jun29

Eat Your Veggies: More Fruits and Vegetables Can Help You Quit Smoking

If you’re trying to quit smoking, eating more fruits and vegetables may help you quit and stay tobacco-free, according to a new study by University at Buffalo public health researchers. The research is the first longitudinal study on the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and smoking cessation. The UB study found that smokers who consumed the most fruit and vegetables were three times more likely to be...

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UB Swimmers Taking on the Best at Olympic Trials
Jun21

UB Swimmers Taking on the Best at Olympic Trials

  Brittney Kuras has stopped shaving her legs. No, it’s not a statement about femininity. Kuras is a swimmer for the UB Bulls, and the hair on her legs will create drag, which slows her progress through the water. The purpose of this practice: prepare the Bulls for what Head Coach Andy Bashor describes as an event they’ll remember for the rest of their lives — the U.S. Olympic trials. Eight UB swimmers have qualified for...

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UB Introduces Gender-Neutral Housing Option For Students
Jun14

UB Introduces Gender-Neutral Housing Option For Students

  For the first time, students of the opposite sex at the University at Buffalo will be able to live together in on-campus housing. UB Campus Living will introduce gender-neutral housing into student campus residence halls and apartments in the fall. The new program will set aside two floors in Ellicott Complex on the North Campus as gender neutral, in addition to several apartments in Hadley Village and Creekside Village, also...

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UB Partnerships Allow Empire Genomics to Flourish
May21

UB Partnerships Allow Empire Genomics to Flourish

Local life sciences start-up Empire Genomics has gone global thanks to a partnership with the University at Buffalo. The firm has grown the business from a concept, to product, to a company wit h rapidly growing revenues and a significant global customer base. Formed in 2006, Empire Genomics provides businesses from around the world with products and services that detect genetic aberrations, including those correlated with diseases...

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UB Ranked 14 at Being Green
May08

UB Ranked 14 at Being Green

The University at Buffalo is the 14th largest green power user among U.S. colleges and universities, according to new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rankings. UB bought more than 44 million kilowatt-hours of green power, about 20 percent of the university’s electricity usage, for the 2011-12 academic year. That’s up from 22 million kilowatt-hours, or roughly 10 percent, in 2009-10, an indication that UB is moving...

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