Our Research Changes Lives

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


A diet high in onions and garlic may explain lower rates of breast cancer in Puerto Rican women compared to those in the mainland US, according to a new study co-led by UB.


Preclinical research by UB and Tetra Therapeutics explores how a new drug they discovered may support nerve health and prevent dementia in Alzheimer’s patients.


A UB-led study finds that resveratrol, found in grapes, berries and red wine, displays anti-stress effects, making it a potential alternative to drugs for treating depression and anxiety.


A UB-led study describes how researchers wirelessly controlled a key gene for human growth using laser light, a process that could lead to new cancer and schizophrenia treatments.


A UB-led study provides one of the first empirical analyses of “survivor guilt,” deepening the understanding of trauma caused by near-miss experiences.