The University at Buffalo will receive a major, $7 million award to address a casualty of the national opioid epidemic: the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among drug users who share needles. The funding award is from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which Congress authorized in 2010 to conduct evidence-based research to identify the most effective health care approaches.
In the world of working out, weight loss is the 800-pound gorilla in the gym. The topic is unavoidable, particularly for obese women, who often struggle with exercise for a variety of reasons. But what if you shifted the focus from the battle of the bulge to the other benefits exercise can provide, like better mood, improved sleep and just the ability to walk up a flight of stairs without feeling tired?
It is one of the only research centers in the world that allows scientists to study extreme environments, from a mile of ocean depth to nearly 23 miles into Earth’s stratosphere, and everything in between. And it is back up and running in its home at the University at Buffalo.
For decades, scientists thought acetylcholine was the only neurotransmitter responsible for controlling how muscles and nerves are wired together during development. Turns out, they were wrong. Glutamate, the most common neurotransmitter in the brain, is also necessary. Researchers at the University at Buffalo and Johns Hopkins University reported their findings with mice in the Journal of Neuroscience.