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Study probes Huntington’s disease protein’s function in injured neurons
The huntingtin protein may travel together with important signaling molecules in injured neurons, researchers find.

Study: Often overlooked, molecules called glycans regulate COVID-19 spike protein function Google 翻訳
New research highlights the role of molecules called N-glycans in SARS-CoV-2 infectivity — and as potential drug targets.

As coral reefs face threats, UB scientists study the future of soft corals Google 翻訳
Mary Alice Coffroth and Howard Lasker are among researchers whose work is shedding light on how climate change may shape reefs.

UB CAT invests $253,000 in six life sciences companies Google 翻訳
The companies are developing treatments for cancer, neurovascular diseases and more.

UB scientists to study how ancient climate change altered ecosystems in Southeast Alaska Google 翻訳
Researching the past could provide important insights into how climate change may impact ecosystems today.

Studies in Bangladesh detail how e-waste recycling exposes workers to chemicals Google 翻訳
UB’s Nirupam Aich is working with partners in Bangladesh to research pollution and health risks associated with this industry.

UB engineering researchers receive NSF CAREER awards totaling $2.3 million Google 翻訳
Their projects will tackle pressing societal concerns ranging from racial inequality in the U.S. to PFAS pollution, the need for better semiconductors, and energy conservation.

The evolution of mucus: How did we get all this slime? Google 翻訳
In mammals, proteins called mucins evolved — again and again — by co-opting non-mucin proteins in a surprising way, study suggests.

UB’s Diana Aga named fellow of the American Chemical Society
Aga, director of the UB RENEW Institute, is a globally recognized leader in environmental and analytical chemistry.

Do ‘bouncing universes’ have a beginning?
Some cosmological models propose that the universe expands and contracts in infinite cycles, but new research finds a crucial flaw in the latest version of this theory.

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