We Have A Winner! UB Picks Architect to Design New Medical School
Aug14

We Have A Winner! UB Picks Architect to Design New Medical School

HOK brings an impressive and deep portfolio in health sciences complexes. The firm designed the acclaimed King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and the Francis Crick Institute’s cardiovascular and cancer research center in central London, which will be the largest center for biomedical research and innovation in Europe. Because of UB’s sustainability and climate-impact reduction goals, HOK’s...

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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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