Research Highlights

UBMD physicians are on the cutting-edge of research, leading investigations that result in major medical devices, novel therapies and life-changing treatments.

2/9/12
The drug most prescribed to people with relapsing multiple sclerosis.
2/9/12
Trauma-patient evaluation that revolutionized emergency room care in the U.S.
2/9/12
Air sterilization technology that destroys everything from pollen to airborne pathogens.
12/5/11
Discoveries made by UB researchers have fundamentally altered our understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
2/9/12
A more precise method for aligning instruments, cutting bone and placing knee implant components.
12/5/11
A UB microbiologist was the first to film a DNA motor protein “unzipping” a double-strand of bacterial DNA in real time.
2/9/12
A UB medical student and professor invented technology used worldwide to increase surgical accuracy while reducing radiation exposure.
2/9/12
Lung surfactant therapy administered to premature babies to assist breathing in the first critical hours after birth.
2/9/12
The first successful implantable pulse generator—and the lithium battery used to extend its longevity.
2/9/12
The first double-S intrauterine contraceptive device, and the standard against which other IUDs came to be compared.
2/9/12
UB researcher developed a technique to treat respiratory distress syndrome in extremely premature infants, increasing their chance of survival.
2/9/12
Infant screening to detect phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder that can cause severe mental retardation.
2/9/12
A medical device that introduces into hospital intensive care units the same powerful and effective method of anesthetizing patients that works so well in the operating room.
2/9/12
One of the world’s first simulators to closely approximate the “touch and feel” of the da Vinci™ robotic surgical system.
2/9/12
An ingestible diagnostic-sensing capsule that measures how the gastrointestinal tract is functioning.
2/9/12
A diet widely prescribed by pediatricians today to counteract childhood obesity.