University at Albany News

TAF Impact: Bringing Personalized Medicine to the Next Level

A new software tool that simplifies big data has applications in studying disease biology and advancing new treatments.

UAlbany Startup Receives $1M to Develop New Technology

SupreMEtric LLC has received its second highly competitive NSF Small Business Technology Transfer grant to build a working prototype of the technology.

TAF Impact: Accelerating the Clean Tech Revolution

Startup team that is passionate about protecting the environment aims to commercialize TAF funded technology.

UAlbany, SUNY Downstate Explore AI’s Role in Mental Health Care

Leveraging the power of AI will inform earlier interventions, provide better care and be a valuable resource for research and development efforts.

Hemp or Marijuana? Forensic Chemist Receives Federal Funding for Rapid Test

The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting Rabi Musah's lab at the University at Albany with a $401,988 grant to develop and validate the test.

UAlbany Start-up Receives Federal Support

Early Alzheimer’s Diagnostics LLC was awarded a highly competitive National Science Foundation grant to develop new technology for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

EPA awards $1M to UAlbany for Air Pollution Monitoring Projects

The projects are focused on enhancing air quality monitoring in areas that are underserved, historically marginalized and overburdened by pollution.

RNA Institute awarded $2.5M to advance ‘RNA Rescue’ in fight against myotonic dystrophy

The research team’s ultimate goal is to develop a drug that can be delivered through an oral tablet and reach all organs in the body.

Making artificial intelligence truly trustworthy

Associate Professor Jason D’Cruz received $100K from the SUNY-IBM AI Collaborative Research Alliance address a major challenge in artificial intelligence.

SUNY researchers tackle climate change

SUNY’s in-depth approach includes understanding the history, current trends, and impact of climate change and devising ways to mitigate its effects.

Community Asset Tracker aims to optimize use of government resources

UAlbany technology uses a mobile Internet of Things sensor network to track government owned infrastructure and properties.

CO2-to-fuel process wins TAF MVP CleanTech Competition

The cleantech Most Valuable Pitch competition featured presentations from ten early stage companies working in solar, wind, biofuels, energy storage and more.

SUNY research seeks solutions to Alzheimer’s disease

Unchecked, AD cases are expected to reach 16 million by 2050. SUNY researchers are hard at work probing the causes, developing treatments and creating a cure.

Integrating environmental health and medicine

Environmental influences on health care range from weather pattern changes to the increasing use of nanomaterials in consumer products.

SUNY innovation on display at SBIR Road Tour

The day-long event hosted by UAlbany’s SBDC featured workshops and the first TAF Most Valuable Pitch competition.

Leading research in next-generation computing and communication

SUNY researchers are at the leading edge of rapid developments in materials, devices, systems, manufacturing processes and the engineering of computers.

Eighteen SUNY junior faculty win prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

The grants, which total more than $9.5 million, illustrate SUNY’s success in attracting some of the world’s finest young researchers to New York State.

SUNY launches Startup Summer School

12-week program aims to turn scientists and engineers into entrepreneurs.

SUNY leads in resiliency of community and critical infrastructure

SUNY’s expert faculty and unique facilities enable important research that will allow New York State to adapt to changing weather patterns.

Big data is a big deal

SUNY is creating solutions to effectively manage and interpret the billion terabytes of data that is being generated every day.

New Alzheimer’s test earns TAF investment

The technology is unique in that it can identify Alzheimer’s disease without extensive testing using brain imaging technologies or spinal fluid extractions.

A leader in global healthcare research and education

Working with global partners, researchers on SUNY’s campuses are making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund announces Class of 2018 awards

Over $200,000 invested to spur commercialization at six campuses.

Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset

SUNY ZAP! helps SUNY’s scientists and engineers take research from the lab to the marketplace.

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.

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.