Every ‘variant of concern’ has now been detected in Erie County

UB scientists doing genomic sequencing on coronavirus say every variant has been detected. Locally and nationwide, the number of COVID-19 cases is plummeting and the predominant message seems to be that the worst of the pandemic may be behind us. Yet while vaccinated individuals are enjoying returning

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Medical student who survived COVID-19 talks to Buffalo youth about vaccines

Nadia Vazquez, a 26-year old University at Buffalo medical student, is a survivor of COVID-19. She wants people her age to know they could get infected just as she did. That’s why she is telling her story at two virtual meetings geared toward teens and younger adults.

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How to Celebrate Resilience After the Traumas of the Past Year

UB medical student finds the answer in launching a company It’s not like Karole Collier needed something else to occupy her time: She had finished the grueling rounds of interviews that determine where she’ll train as a surgery resident; she was starting her final semester of medical

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UB donates hundreds of reusable face masks and face shields

The University at Buffalo has donated more than 200 reusable 3D-printed face masks and 100 face shields to the Buffalo City Mission for distribution to its clients and staff. Delivered Tuesday to the Buffalo City Mission’s Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise by UB faculty, the

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What does ‘staying safe’ this holiday season mean to you?

UB psychiatrist advises how to sensitively navigate differences with loved ones as the holidays approach BUFFALO, N.Y. – Holiday dinner conversations sometimes erupt into heated discussions when friends and relatives with opposing political views get together. This year, whether or not to even host the dinner might

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Predicting the path of COVID-19

Jennifer Surtees is a biochemist at the University at Buffalo. For more than two decades, her research has focused on genome stability and how mutations threaten that stability and sometimes lead to cancer. But when the COVID-19 pandemic caused the temporary shutdown of UB research laboratories last

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Hamilton’ star Odom to kick off Distinguished Speakers Series!

The University at Buffalo’s Distinguished Speakers Series will be virtual this year due to New York State’s health and safety guidelines, and will be free of charge. Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr. will lead off the 2020-21 series, speaking and performing on Oct. 14.

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Connecting the Dots on Food Access

WNY-based study aims to connect the dots on food access UB researchers surveyed local families and stakeholders to find the best strategies for addressing disparities in healthy food consumption BUFFALO, N.Y. — Researchers know from many previous studies what prevents cash-strapped shoppers in underserved communities from buying

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Clarity on light therapy terminology needed to improve regulations, access to new treatments

Light therapy is gaining mainstream acceptance in health care, but government and insurance regulations of the treatment continue to lag behind, says University at Buffalo light therapy expert Praveen Arany. Policies and credentialing are particularly vague for photobiomodulation therapy, a form of low-dose light therapy that has

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