The Best of Buffalo

Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York. Buffalo itself has a population of 261,310 (2010 Census) and the Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents.

Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th century saw a reversal of fortunes: Great Lakes shipping was rerouted by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and steel mills and other heavy industry relocated to places such as China. With the start of Amtrak in the 1970s, Buffalo Central Terminal was also abandoned, and trains were rerouted to nearby Depew, New York (Buffalo-Depew) and Exchange Street Station. By 1990 the city had fallen back below its 1900 population levels.

Right Now in Buffalo

Examining e-waste industry in Bangladesh

Engineering prof Nirupam Aich and colleagues are looking at the effects of recycling and repairing electronics on residents' health.

Tooth loss linked to high blood pressure in older women

The UB study found that women who had loss all their teeth had 20 percent higher risk of developing hypertension than women who still had natural teeth.

UB ranks in top 60 for R&D activity

The university is No. 39 nationally and No. 1 statewide among public universities for research and development activity, according to new data from the NSF.

Businesses invited to attend exclusive meeting with key UB personnel

Limited seats remain for a unique opportunity to partner with UB.

UB ranks among nation’s top 60 universities for R&D

Among public universities, UB is No. 39 nationally and No. 1 statewide.

Study: Older women who suffer from tooth loss are more likely to develop high blood pressure

Women who experienced loss of all teeth had approximately 20 percent higher risk of developing hypertension during follow-up compared to women who still had natural teeth.

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