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

Portal helps spread the word about UB clinical trials

A new software system enables data on all clinical trials to be continuously updated in the Participate in Research portal.

High-tech scanning technology available to investigators

Scholars other than medical researchers also use the sophisticated imaging technology at UB’s Center for Biomedical Imaging in the CTRC.  

Link found between poor diet, crippling eye condition

Study participants who ate a Western diet were three times more likely to have late-stage age-related macular degeneration.

UB’s Center for Ingestive Behavior Research awards its first pilot grants

Three projects selected for pilot grants all have the broader aim of understanding how obesity develops and what systems might be targeted to treat it.

Media Advisory: Jacobs School to host religious leaders for seminar on spirituality and health

Two-day event aims to enhance medical students’ sensitivity toward patients of different faiths.

UB-led team awarded $2 million to study brain, motor-skill learning

Researchers to develop neuronal circuit simulator; could lead to smarter computers and new treatments for memory loss.

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