In 2010, 20 patents were awarded to UB faculty covering a broad range of research, including calcium sulfate nanoparticles for bone regeneration; fast, efficient ways to produce novel pharmaceutical compounds; molecules that boost the potency of vaccines, novel anti-fouling coatings for ships and other marine vessels and a method of detecting bacterial-induced rhinosinusitis.
An article on Dentistry iQ reports Robert Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, is co-editor "Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician's Guide," a new textbook that features 18 chapters of information regarding the relationship between oral and systemic diseases.
An article distributed by Reuters about the human gene catalog and how little is known about the many hundreds of different types of bacteria, viruses and yeast that inhabit people's skin, mouth, scalp and gut reports that in 2006, Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology, estimated that 90 percent of the cells on the human body are actually bacteria.
An article distributed by Health Day News on advances in the development of simple, cheap diagnostic tests based on the analysis of saliva quotes Robert Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, who said, "The field is very exciting."
An article in the San Jose Mercury News on research into the immense but little-known world of the microscopic organisms and the roles they play in the life of this planet quotes Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology.
An article in the Sunday edition of the New York Times describes how UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is helping to create a new biotech industry in Buffalo.
An article distributed around the world by Reuters news service reports on research conducted by Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology, who studied the DNA of hundreds of different kinds of bacteria in the human gut.
An article in Nature reports scientists have logged a year in the life of 14 babies' intestines, and found that our early gut microbes bear a legacy from our very first exposure to bugs, and this early bacterial colony could have a lasting impact on our guts. The article quotes Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology, who led the research.
A report on major stories in the news media during the month of December 2002 involving the University at Buffalo, its faculty, staff and students. If you are interested in receiving a copy of a story in this log, please contact Connie Rieck in the Office of News Services at 645-5000, ext. 1420 and she will gladly fill your request.
Health sciences students and faculty supervisors will be providing free health information and screenings for community members of all ages, as well as sports physicals for K-12 students, at event in South Buffalo.