University at Albany News

Customer discovery program leads to successful TAF proposal

The path Dr. Fabris followed in winning the TAF investment indicates a new direction for scientists doing basic research.

Attacking Alzheimer ’s disease

Researchers across the SUNY campuses are attacking the problem of Alzheimer’s from every possible angle.

Congratulations to a Nobel Prize winner

Joachim Frank, a faculty member at UAlbany from 1985 to 2008, shares the world's top prize in chemistry.

Passionate pursuit of answers

Early career researcher Magdia De Jesus credits a wide variety of mentors for her success in science.

The RNA Institute: A springboard for innovation

Harnessing the power of RNA for its therapeutic potential holds great promise to advance human disease research.

Understanding how Zika virus RNA works

Marissa Louis aims to map the Zika virus genome and probe how the shape of the viral RNA allows the virus to infect many different tissues.

Researching the origins of Atlantic hurricanes

Improving early forecasts will give emergency management more time to prepare, potentially saving lives.

Using laser light to create IDs for crime scene samples

University at Albany researcher partners with BioTools to improve crime scene investigations.

Focusing on RNA

UAlbany’s RNA Institute creates instruments, methods and materials to further basic research and drug discovery and diagnostics activities that target RNA.

New method for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

This research is significant since it potentially offers a noninvasive way to differentiate Alzheimer’s from other forms of dementia.

Novel device automates time-consuming laboratory process

Prototype developed by UAlbany’s Rabi Musa saves time and prevents loss of valuable – in some cases, priceless – samples.

Energy storage of the future

A team of researchers combines their disparate expertise to investigate improved energy-storage devices.

UAlbany chemist helps CSIs get to the root of the investigation

National Institute of Justice funds research to provide forensic scientists with better tools for examining unknown plant materials.

Using fluorescence to help find and treat disease at its genesis

Fluorescent chemical tags allow cells containing specific RNA which are implicated in disease to be sorted and then studied.

NYS Mesonet helps communities brace for extreme storms

UAlbany leads $26M project to build the nation’s most advanced network of environmental monitoring stations.

UAlbany art professor breathes life into region's vacant homes

The collaborative project aims to regenerate interest in once-vibrant neighborhoods within the cities of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy.

Seeking a more effective treatment for breast cancer

SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund invests in treatment that may just take breast cancer cells and turn them off.

SUNY Health Network of Excellence targets antibiotic-resistant infections

Research teams focus on new strategies to combat a growing public health threat.

Criminal Justice

Research aims to determine the pathways to criminal justice success with a focus on the type of mental illness and access to treatment.

Aphid-like sensors track trees' response to global warming

SUNY scientists are developing a sensor—modeled after the sap-sucking aphid—that measures changes in carbohydrates within individual trees in real time.

Property crime down - If you don't count cyber crime, identity theft

UAlbany researchers say that the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting statistics don't tell the whole story about the US crime rate.

UAlbany researchers develop enhanced view of RNA

Public-private partnership with Becton, Dickinson and Company advances the RNA Institute’s vision.

SUNY 4E fosters new Adirondack collaboration

Researchers from three SUNY campuses who share concerns about long-term climate change intend to keep working together.