University at Buffalo News

UB spinoff Transira Therapeutics secures federal funding to advance diabetes drug

Therapeutic agent has potential to help Type 2 diabetes patients regulate blood sugar and lose weight.

SUNY brings broad expertise to University Climate Change Coalition

SUNY is taking a leadership role to mitigate the causes of climate change and reduce vulnerability to the environmental challenges caused by a warming Earth.

SUNY experts explore what’s next in artificial intelligence

A pair of $4.5 million grants aims to create clusters of research at UB and Stony Brook that will create an entire AI industry in New York.

Two SUNY professors elected to the National Academy of Engineering

University at Buffalo's Amit Goyal and Binghamton University's Stanley Whittingham were honored for advancements in materials science.

Attacking Alzheimer ’s disease

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

Making the first implantable pacemaker

While building an oscillator, UB’s Wilson Greatbatch made a mistake that led to one of the “Ten Greatest (Accidental) Inventions of All Time.

The microscopic particle with limitless potential

The research behind the nanoparticle was funded by grants from the NIH, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and SUNY's Technology Accelerator Fund.

SUNY on the front lines in the battle with substance abuse and addiction

SUNY employing its talented faculty and leading-edge facilities to approach this public health crisis from several angles.

At Buffalo, researchers pioneer efforts in multi-robot systems

Category: As robots become more pervasive, computer scientists and engineers at UB are trying to anticipate problems and solve them ahead of time collaborative.

UB receives $4.5 million from SUNY to recruit top faculty

Three SUNY grants will be used to recruit leading faculty members in the areas of robotics, artificial intelligence, pharmacology and X-ray laser science.

UB’s microbiome hunters

The microbiome, poised to transform modern medicine is still largely a mystery. But researchers at UB are on the path to solving it.

Building a biotech ecosystem in Buffalo

The combination of UB’s Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and START-UP NY supports clustering of companies and research efforts.

Bak USA’s link with UB is vital and growing stronger

The fast-growing company provides internships for students, hires graduates and leverages faculty expertise for research and development.

Twelve SUNY junior faculty awarded prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

Grants totaling $6.5 million support biotech, computer science, materials and energy research.

Clinical trials treat epilepsy patients with medical marijuana

Two clinical trials at UB aim to discover whether a marijuana derivative can treat severe forms of epilepsy that don’t respond to other drugs.

Promoting participation in clinical trials

The University at Buffalo is working to remove a major bottleneck that delays moving drugs from discovery to FDA approval.

Accolades for SUNY physicists

APS recognition underscores SUNY’s exceptional strength in the field of physics.

Intersection of philosophy and biomedical science

SUNY Distinguished Professor Barry Smith was named one of the 50 most influential philosophers.

UB professor re-engineers a hormonal treatment for diabetes and obesity

The new therapeutic could be taken in once-weekly doses rather than existing medications that are injected multiple times a day.

New device could cut drug development costs by more than $300M

Cytocybernetics demonstrates how TAF, START-UP NY and other technology/economic development programs help small businesses grow.

Breakthrough in cybersecurity is no phish story

University at Buffalo researcher develops SCAM model to explain why people fall for spear phishing.

Discovery puts new Parkinson’s disease treatment within reach

University at Buffalo researchers have developed a way to ramp up the conversion of skin cells into dopamine neurons.

Engineering E. coli to produce new antibiotics

Using E. coli to build new varieties of erythromycin is especially important with antibiotic resistance on the rise.

NIH funding recognizes SUNY excellence in biotechnology and bioinformatics

With two major awards, NIH placed UB and SBU at the forefont in the life-saving race for better treatments for life-threatening illnesses.

Replicating a better heart cell for research

Technology could cut in half the time and money needed for pre-clinical trials for new medications.

Students a key component of the SUNY Networks of Excellence

Two graduate students contribute to SUNY Networks of Excellence research projects in preparation for careers in multidisciplinary fields.

Study to examine light therapy as a treatment for insomnia

UB-led study tests the use of light-therapy glasses to see if the rays can trigger neurotransmitters in the brain and reset sleep cycles.

Buffalo start-up born at UB finds a global market

PLS 3rd Learning is working with the European Council of International Schools to teach educators to implement e-learning initiatives

Sub-nanoscale system prepares for debut with aid of TAF investments

Successive TAF awards provide an important boost, enabling the new technology to attract additional support.

TAF brings new metrology system closer to market

The invention can form materials and devices as small as a single atom, and then measure their properties with a high degree of resolution.

Medical nanomachines with double the function

SUNY researchers designed a nanoparticle that delivers imaging agents and therapeutic drugs directly to diseased tissues in one fell swoop.

The Wild West of Physics

Research to bridge the gap between the study of “outer space” (stars and galaxies) and “inner space” (fundamental particles and forces).

UB research raises consciousness for dehydration concerns in diabetics

UB psychologist finds that some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a hormone that controls fluid intake.

How skin falls apart

University at Buffalo research provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms.

START-UP NY business shares UB’s commitment to students and community

Bak USA is partnering with UB to reinvigorate Buffalo via internships, professional training and well paid jobs building Wi-Fi tablets.

SUNY builds integrated program for global health

SUNY faculty and students can find opportunities for research, education and consultation at the Global Health Institute (GHI).

UB team designs brick-hauling robot for construction sites

A UB team is developing a robot that can do the back-breaking work on construction sites, carrying heavy bricks up ladders and delivering them to workers.

NOE award will help SUNY access the largest medical research grants

Combining records from six campuses with clinical and public health interests into a single health data repository would create vast potential for research.