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multiple sclerosis

New Drug Target for Remyelination in MS Is Identified by UB...

Remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the fatty insulator in the brain that keeps neurons communicating, has long been seen as crucial to the next...
Alzheimer’s diseasevideo

As Mystery Deepens over the Cause of Alzheimer’s, a UB Lab...

For more than 20 years, much of the leading research on Alzheimer’s disease has been guided by the “amyloid hypothesis.” This theory focuses on one...
taste cells

How Do We Taste Sugar, Bacon and Coffee? Science Finds a...

How do we taste the sugary richness of candy, or the bitter undertones of coffee? What about the savory flavors of smoked and cured...
microporous

Nanoscientists Develop New Material with Controllable Pores

What do your skin, the clothes you wear, and the soil you stand on have in common? They are all porous substances. Like a...
anxiety

Combinations of Certain Personality Traits May Guard Against Depression and Anxiety

Though high levels of neuroticism put people at risk for depression and anxiety, if those same individuals are also highly extraverted and conscientious they...
Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Originates Early in Pregnancy, “Mini-Brain” Research Suggests

Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely begins very early in development,...
brain

UB Researcher Targets Specific Areas of the Brain to Better Understand...

“If we’re able to identify a therapy that has more potent effects on junk food intake as opposed to healthier foods, it could be...
pneumonia

The End of Pneumonia? New Vaccine Offers Hope.

In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was less than 1...
Human antidepressants

Antidepressants Found in Fish Brains in Great Lakes Region

Human antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and several other fish common to the Great Lakes region, scientists say. In a...
neurological disease

Scientists Use Magnetic Fields to Remotely Stimulate Brain — and Control...

Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of...
multiple sclerosis

Which Research Results in Mice Will Help Humans with MS? Now...

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) know all too well the frustration of hearing that success in treating the disease in mice had little or...
frailty

Fight Frailty with Intense Bursts of Exercise, Research Shows

Growing older may not have to mean growing frail. A preclinical study has revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be safely...
trauma

How Dolphins Inspired a Potentially Life-saving Method for Treating Trauma Victims

A physiological process used commonly by mammals like seals and dolphins inspired the potentially life-saving method University at Buffalo researchers successfully tested to raise...
addiction

Why Does Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Increase the Likelihood of Addiction?

One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in...
Alzheimer’s disease

UB Research on Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease Investigates Novel Ways to Restore...

While most research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has focused on early diagnosis and treatment, University at Buffalo scientists are studying genetic and epigenetic factors...
pacemakers

The Heart: A Tomb for Tiny Pacemakers? Not If We Make...

Like conventional pacemakers, tiny new leadless pacemakers are designed to work for about 12 years. But because these devices are placed inside the heart —...
Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s Disease in a Dish: UB Researchers Reproduce Brain Oscillations That...

Abnormal oscillations in neurons that control movement, which likely cause the tremors that characterize Parkinson’s disease, have long been reported in patients with the...
valleytronics

“Valleytronics” Advancement Could Help Extend Moore’s Law

In the world of semiconductor physics, the goal is to devise more efficient and microscopic ways to control and keep track of 0 and...
wildfiresvideo

The New Game of Russian Roulette for Fire-prone Ecosystems

Increasing prolonged periods of severe hot and dry weather during the first summer after wildfires is inhibiting vegetation recovery and causing loss of plant diversity,...
safety glasses

Device Mounted on Goggles Is Driving Safety Improvements

A Buffalo startup company is bringing a piece of wearable technology to the industrial workplace to increase worker safety. Heads Up has created a device...