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Assisted by University at Buffalo research, Coolture seeks to expand beyond the medical device market.


The UB math students competing on NBC’s second season of “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” edged out the competition by six seconds in the second round of the series, earning a trip to the final night of competition.


Learning from the ‘mammalian diving reflex,’  UB researchers have successfully tested face cooling to prevent steep drops in blood pressure during simulated blood loss, a prehospital intervention that EMTs and battlefield medics could one day use to save lives.


Gregory Wilding has been named chair of the Department of Biostatistics in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions.


Inequity is evident globally, with less than 1 percent of households in Ethiopia and 96.4 percent in Serbia having access to soap and water for handwashing.


Twenty-five UB students will receive $25,000 in scholarship and internship support through fellowship program made possible by the Prentice Family Foundation.


Four UB students are competing on the upcoming season of “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge,” the hit NBC competition series featuring a mile-long obstacle course filled with mud, water and fire.


While tobacco control advocates are pushing for "a kind of prohibition" on cigarettes, the cannabis community is doing quite the opposite, researchers say.


Officers who work afternoons are more likely to be fatigued, which puts them at greater risk for accidents, errors and stress, according to results of UB-led study that won first place in national conference poster competition.


Leonard Epstein also has been named to the editorial board of JAMA Pediatrics, the highest impact journal in pediatrics.


One study will look at the barriers to PrEP usage through interviews with patients and clinicians, while the other will investigate a less invasive method for measuring PrEP adherence.


Beginning in fall 2017, UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions will offer three new academic programs: undergraduate degrees in public health and statistics, and a combined bachelor’s in exercise science and master’s in athletic training.


James Smist was seven years old when his father, Felix Smist, graduated in mechanical engineering from the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by UB researchers.


Annual summit convenes scholars, resettlement agencies, service providers, community support centers, municipal agencies and refugees to explore barriers and solutions to promote culturally engaged health care for refugees in Buffalo.


Applications for undergraduate admission at UB are up 7.5 percent over last year, and are expected to top 27,000 for the first time.


UB-led study is among the largest and focuses exclusively on postmenopausal women in whom periodontitis, total tooth loss and cardiovascular disease is high nationally.


UB study may be first to relate children’s oral health to obesity and Type 2 diabetes.


All 52 UB occupational therapy graduates who took the 2016 National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) exam within a year of graduation passed the test.


UB study yields neural crest cells from adult skin cells, and could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s and other brain illnesses.


Major national studies provide little evidence that e-cigarette users move to smoking cigarettes as a result, researchers from UB, Michigan write.


Freudenheim will present research on periodontal disease and breast cancer in postmenopausal women as part of the 41st annual American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Conference in Seattle.


UB researcher says public health experts need to be more up front with parents in explaining that CDC dietary recommendations may not help children who have been exposed to lead.


Results suggest that product satisfaction, perceived harm or danger and product type all work together to promote use or avoidance, researchers say.


FDA ad campaign geared toward rural teens who use smokeless tobacco products fails to provide public with important information on relative risks of smokeless tobacco compared to traditional cigarettes, Kozlowski and Sweanor write.


A study of more than 300 members of the Buffalo Police Department suggests that police events or conditions considered highly stressful by officers may be associated with disturbances of the normal awakening cortisol pattern.


iPad Minis, Fitbits, fitness gear and other prizes are up for grabs this spring as the Step Challenge sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions returns for a second year.


Researchers will tackle urban infrastructure and groundwater, air pollution, green infrastructure and stormwater management, and development of lower-cost solar cells.


Research team led by Jo Freudenheim will examine DNA methylation differences in e-cig users compared to non-smokers and smokers.


Study of more than 1,500 men highlights need to make treatment decisions as informed and supported as possible, researchers say.

2017 UBNow Articles


The Office of Shared Governance is leading the charge to make UB a truly smoke-free campus.


The School of Public Health and Health Professions’ 2017 Step Challenge was a rousing success, with 1,700 participants taking more than 300 million steps.


Speakers and workshop sessions addressed the theme of improving health literacy for Buffalo’s refugee population.


Since taking part in the inaugural SPHHP Step Challenge last year, UB staff member Michael May has lost more than 80 pounds.


R. Lorraine Collins was a member of National Academies panel that produced a landmark report on the health effects of cannabis.


$875,861 study funded by the Naval Sea Systems Command will have applications for military and commercial diving.