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Science Is Art: Exploring protein
Science Is Art: Exploring protein
June 06, 2024

Researchers find way to provide protein for scientific study

Upstate researcher awarded federal grant to develop of 3D-model of optic nerve head cells …
Upstate researcher awarded federal grant to develop of 3D-model of optic nerve head cells for use in glaucoma research
May 29, 2024

Preethi S. Ganapathy, MD, PhD, is awarded a two-year, $447,000 grant from the National Eye Institute to further her research into the chronic and progressive eye disease.

Research roundup: A look at recent work by Upstate scientists
Research roundup: A look at recent work by Upstate scientists
May 23, 2024

Areas of study: cannabis and pain tolerance; Alzheimer's disease and viruses: stool transplants

Two Upstate students honored for their research are among SUNY GREAT award winners
Two Upstate students honored for their research are among SUNY GREAT award winners
May 15, 2024

Upstate students receiving the GREAT awards are Nicholas Brennan, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Victoria Zoccoli-Rodriguez, Microbiology and Immunology.

With reports of accelerated and acute silicosis on the rise, Upstate researchers re-examin…
With reports of accelerated and acute silicosis on the rise, Upstate researchers re-examine data of ill Texas sandblasters from nearly 40 years ago and find answers
May 09, 2024

Article published earlier this year in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine defines a level of silicosis (called accelerated silicosis) that can evade detection through usual diagnostic measures.

Samuel Herberg wins national research award for his work on glaucoma
Samuel Herberg wins national research award for his work on glaucoma
May 09, 2024

The honor from the BrightFocus Foundation recognizes "exceptionally promising and forward-thinking ideas in the field of glaucoma research."

Sweet science: An easy rock candy project for kids
Sweet science: An easy rock candy project for kids
April 25, 2024

A researcher shares an easy -- and sugary -- science project for youngsters

Upstate Cancer Center marks 10th anniversary with research retreat April 26
Upstate Cancer Center marks 10th anniversary with research retreat April 26
April 22, 2024

Faculty will offer brief overviews of current cancer-related research during morning and afternoon scientific sessions. Among the issues to be addressed include artificial intelligence, leukemia and ovarian, kidney, prostate and breast cancers.

Medical breakthrough
Medical breakthrough
April 09, 2024

Drug, vaccines will help shield babies, seniors from widespread virus

Baldwin Fund tours Upstate, visits with researchers to learn about Funds impact on breast …
Baldwin Fund tours Upstate, visits with researchers to learn about Funds impact on breast cancer research
March 21, 2024

Upstate researches have been awarded more than $4 million from the Carol M. Baldwin Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

Upstate pulmonologist awarded $1 million NIH grant to unlock genetic secrets of COPD resis…
Upstate pulmonologist awarded $1 million NIH grant to unlock genetic secrets of COPD resistance and vulnerability
March 19, 2024

Auyon Ghosh will analyze data of more than 60,000 patients studying genetic factors that contribute to disease risk; study will also address genetic factors that may protect those at risk from developing COPD.

Paula Trief to receive award for research from the American Diabetes Association
Paula Trief to receive award for research from the American Diabetes Association
March 11, 2024

Award recognizes Trief's outstanding scientific achievement in the understanding of behavioral aspects of diabetes.

Three join Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Three join Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
March 07, 2024

Joining Upstate are Ryan Butzko, DO, Phillip Gary, MD, and Mansur Javaid, MD.

International sleep award named for Upstate neurologist
International sleep award named for Upstate neurologist
March 06, 2024

The World Sleep Society will present the Antonio Culebras Award in recognition of excellence in the promotion of sleep's essential role in health.

Upstate researchers pioneer breakthrough microscopy technique to uncover the secrets of vi…
Upstate researchers pioneer breakthrough microscopy technique to uncover the secrets of vision loss, offering hope for new therapies
March 06, 2024

$2.8 million grant from the National Eye Institute is funding the team's work.

Local teens testing pediatric Lyme disease vaccine
Local teens testing pediatric Lyme disease vaccine
February 22, 2024

Ashton and Jordan Miller, helping Upstate researchers find the elusive vaccine for Lyme disease.

Global Health Institute opens new location off campus
Global Health Institute opens new location off campus
February 20, 2024

East Syracuse site will be home to institutes clinical trials for new vaccines, drug treatments for infectious diseases.

Upstate celebrates Black History Month with series of lectures
Upstate celebrates Black History Month with series of lectures
February 08, 2024

Warren Hilton, PhD, president of Onondaga Community College, will speak on Student Success and Academic Excellence panel Feb. 12.

Upstate doctoral student, a finalist for SUNY chancellors dissertation honor
Upstate doctoral student, a finalist for SUNY chancellors dissertation honor
February 08, 2024

Mahumud's dissertation was one of four recognized out of nearly 1,300.

Upstate, Binghamton combine strengths for research on hydrocephalus
Upstate, Binghamton combine strengths for research on hydrocephalus
February 08, 2024

Hydrocephalus is marked by a fluid build-up in the brain that can cause damage to brain tissues and impact brain function.

Upstate joins international consortium in recognition of its Integrative Medicine program
Upstate joins international consortium in recognition of its Integrative Medicine program
January 22, 2024

Dr Kaushal Nanavati is architect of the program that combines conventional medicine and complementary therapies to achieve optimal health and healing.

Conference to feature Upstate-led medical innovations Jan. 23
Conference to feature Upstate-led medical innovations Jan. 23
January 08, 2024

Event will also feature a pitch event for new medical devices.

Upstate honors Dr King by examining health advocacy at Health Justice Conference Jan. 15
Upstate honors Dr King by examining health advocacy at Health Justice Conference Jan. 15
January 03, 2024

Roselyn Tso, U.S. director of Indian Health Service, who oversees health care programs for approximately 2.7 million American Indians and Alaska Natives, will give the conference keynote address.

The Upstate Foundation receives $247,500 donation from Paiges Butterfly Run
The Upstate Foundation receives $247,500 donation from Paiges Butterfly Run
December 30, 2023

Donation will support pediatric cancer care, research and family services,

Upstate offers nuclear scan for heart issue once thought rare
Upstate offers nuclear scan for heart issue once thought rare
December 22, 2023

Upstate's new chair of Medicine seeks to raise awareness of cardiac amyloidosis.

Upstate researcher wins $1.6 million grant to expand knowledge of vision restoration
Upstate researcher wins $1.6 million grant to expand knowledge of vision restoration
December 14, 2023

Reyna Martinez-DeLuna, PhD, is awarded the four-year grant from the National Eye Institute.

Upstate startup wins $50,000 FuzeHub grant
Upstate startup wins $50,000 FuzeHub grant
December 07, 2023

The FuzeHub grant for Dr. Audrey Bernstein and Tere Williams is the second grant for their vision startup, DUB Biologics.

Upstate embarks on traumatic brain injury clinical trial
Upstate embarks on traumatic brain injury clinical trial
November 30, 2023

Trial will investigate efficacy of two types of treatment strategies.

Combining cell biology and bioengineering, researchers work to create 'mini kidney' for ac…
Combining cell biology and bioengineering, researchers work to create 'mini kidney' for accurate testing
November 16, 2023

The research venture between Upstate and Syracuse University is funded by a grant from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Researcher awarded $600,000 federal grant to investigate link between obesity and chronic …
Researcher awarded $600,000 federal grant to investigate link between obesity and chronic wounds
October 30, 2023

Dr. Norifumi Urao's work aims to understand how chronic wounds are related to dysregulated white blood cells, called neutrophils.

Upstate researcher awarded $1.2 million federal grant to look at prevention of Sudden Unex…
Upstate researcher awarded $1.2 million federal grant to look at prevention of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
October 12, 2023

SUDEP is the most common disease-related cause of death with epilepsy.

Up Close: How immune checkpoint inhibitors revolutionize cancer treatment
Up Close: How immune checkpoint inhibitors revolutionize cancer treatment
October 11, 2023

These medications are generally well tolerated by patients

Upstate seeks patients for clinical trial of medication to treat early Alzheimers disease
Upstate seeks patients for clinical trial of medication to treat early Alzheimers disease
October 03, 2023

The study, is designed to determine if the study drug, called varoglutamstat, can stabilize or slow memory and thinking problems that increase in early AD.

Upstate scientists awarded $2 million to unlock secrets of aging: investigating mitochondr…
Upstate scientists awarded $2 million to unlock secrets of aging: investigating mitochondria-lysosome interaction
September 19, 2023

Professors Xie Jie Chen, PhD, and Patricia Kane, PhD, will collaborate on this study over the next five years

Upstate researcher awarded $3.2 million grant to develop breakthrough treatment for battle…
Upstate researcher awarded $3.2 million grant to develop breakthrough treatment for battlefield injuries to prevent sepsis and respiratory disease
September 07, 2023

Juntao Luo, PhD, has received federal funding for numerous research projects addressing drug delivery, nanomedicine and cancer treatments.

Radiation twice a day, or a higher dose daily?
Radiation twice a day, or a higher dose daily?
September 06, 2023

Upstate-led research outlines options for lung cancer patients

Upstate study highlights end-of-life needs for dialysis patients
Upstate study highlights end-of-life needs for dialysis patients
August 23, 2023

Ayorinde I. Soipe, MD, MSc, the study's lead author, believes the study is one of the first to describe a subgroup of dialysis patients who discontinue maintenance dialysis without enrollment in hospice.

Upstate Startup wins SUNY award for revolutionary corneal injury treatment
Upstate Startup wins SUNY award for revolutionary corneal injury treatment
August 16, 2023

DUB Biologics is headed by co-founders Upstate Professor Audrey Bernstein and Research Associate Tere Williams.

Liver cancer  the potential side effect of sugar substitutes
Liver cancer the potential side effect of sugar substitutes
August 08, 2023

A recent study links some commonly used sugar alcohols to the disease

Upstate grad student Aya Kobeissi wins prestigious award for her research on empathy and d…
Upstate grad student Aya Kobeissi wins prestigious award for her research on empathy and dementia
August 07, 2023

Aya Kobeissi, is currently working in the laboratory of Upstate Professor Wei-Dong Yao, PhD

FDA approval of immunotherapy treatment for RSV hailed by Upstate doctor as a great day fo…
FDA approval of immunotherapy treatment for RSV hailed by Upstate doctor as a great day for babies
July 24, 2023

Dr. Joseph Domachowskes research on the project dates back nearly a decade when he enrolled the first infants in the clinical trial to test the antibody.

Upstate SURF Program opens doors for aspiring scientists
Upstate SURF Program opens doors for aspiring scientists
July 20, 2023

This year the program features 20 participants who are on campus through Aug. 11.

Science Is Art
Science Is Art
July 19, 2023

A graduate student researches a possible clue to heart disease

Gap in research capabilities filled as Upstate opens new electron microscopy facility
Gap in research capabilities filled as Upstate opens new electron microscopy facility
July 12, 2023

Creating an electron microscopy facility was one of the priorities outlined in the Research Strategic Plan in 2021.

Leadership reflections
Leadership reflections
July 10, 2023

Upstate's head of research says he sees himself as a "servant leader"

Upstate dementia study gets $2.3M federal grant
Upstate dementia study gets $2.3M federal grant
July 05, 2023

Wei-Dong Yao, PhD, will use the funding to investigate the role of specific gene mutations in frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

Upstate to host conference on combating mosquito-borne illness
Upstate to host conference on combating mosquito-borne illness
July 04, 2023

The conference, "The dengue endgame: imagining a world with dengue control, will be held August 9 and 10 and will include infectious disease experts from around the world.

Upstate receives grant for Public Health Scholars program
Upstate receives grant for Public Health Scholars program
June 27, 2023

Grant comes from the Associated Medical Schools of New York.

Hospital CEO Dr. Robert Corona named to the 2023 list of 101 academic medical center CEOs …
Hospital CEO Dr. Robert Corona named to the 2023 list of 101 academic medical center CEOs to know
June 21, 2023

According to Becker's, executives on this list are trailblazers in the healthcare arena."

Trio of scholars say systematic reviews are in need of overhaul; their guidance now publis…
Trio of scholars say systematic reviews are in need of overhaul; their guidance now published in seven different journals
June 20, 2023

Upstate Professor Lynne Logan, PhD, joined with faculty at Wake Forest and Stanford to offer guidance in strengthening the science behind systematic reviews.

CNYBAC selects 5 Medical Device Innovation teams
CNYBAC selects 5 Medical Device Innovation teams
June 15, 2023

Medical device teams selected address a variety of ailments, from pressure sores to diabetic foot ulcers.

New process for isolating actin from yeast opens doors for protein studies
New process for isolating actin from yeast opens doors for protein studies
June 13, 2023

Upstate paper makes cover of the Journal of Cell Science.

On the origin of congenital limb deficiency
On the origin of congenital limb deficiency
June 07, 2023

David Hootnick, MD, offers a revolutionary new approach to the topic of congenital birth defects that is featured on the cover of the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

A walk with a purpose
A walk with a purpose
May 12, 2023

Medical student organized walk to help fund brain cancer research

Graduate Studies student wins SUNY Chancellor's Award
Graduate Studies student wins SUNY Chancellor's Award
May 02, 2023

Alana Belkevich, who will earn her PhD at Upstate's Commencement May 7, is recognized for her academic excellence and leadership.

Upstate launches new webpage dedicated to helping nurses lead and conduct research
Upstate launches new webpage dedicated to helping nurses lead and conduct research
April 26, 2023

Website is in response to growing interest in nurses seeking to do research.

Upstate-led study finds stool transplants more effective than antibiotics for treating rec…
Upstate-led study finds stool transplants more effective than antibiotics for treating recurring, life-threatening gut infections
April 25, 2023

Study was led by Upstate pediatric gastroenterologist Aamer Imdad, MBBS.

SUNY Upstate professor named 80th best scientist in the world
SUNY Upstate professor named 80th best scientist in the world
April 20, 2023

The latest recognition for Steven Faraone, ADHD expert and SUNY Distinguished Professor, comes from Research.com, which also ranks him as 57th best scientist in the U.S.

Upstate seeking participants for a pediatric Lyme disease vaccine clinical trial
Upstate seeking participants for a pediatric Lyme disease vaccine clinical trial
April 13, 2023

Upstate is specifically looking for a minimum of 100 participants ages 12 to 17 for the two-year study.

Helping Natalie see
Helping Natalie see
March 31, 2023

Upstate's vision care team helps a child with cataracts and glaucoma

Upstate study links ingredient in sweeteners to liver cancer
Upstate study links ingredient in sweeteners to liver cancer
March 26, 2023

This is the first study to show the link between sugar alcohols and liver cancer, and the data also suggests these sugar alcohols could be linked to heart disease.

Working to help transplant patients, Upstate researcher awarded $3.2 million grant to help…
Working to help transplant patients, Upstate researcher awarded $3.2 million grant to help create treatment to fight HCMV infection
March 21, 2023

HCMV can significantly raise the chance of organ rejection, making its treatment crucial for those needing a life-saving transplant.

Mollapour elected president-elect of the Cell Stress Society International
Mollapour elected president-elect of the Cell Stress Society International
March 20, 2023

He begins his two-year term as the society's president in 2025. The society promotes collaboration among the various fields of stress research, international scientific cooperation, and public awareness

Study led by Upstate professor reveals that insomnia increases heart attack risk
Study led by Upstate professor reveals that insomnia increases heart attack risk
March 15, 2023

Hani Aiash, MD, PhD, led a team of more than a dozen researchers from around the world on this study.

Three Upstate students, honored for their research, are among SUNY GREAT award winners
Three Upstate students, honored for their research, are among SUNY GREAT award winners
March 08, 2023

The Graduate Research Empowering and Accelerating Talent award winners from Upstate are Akshay G. Patel, Nicole Maurici, Harsimranjit Sekhon.

Upstate study shows links between insomnia and dementia
Upstate study shows links between insomnia and dementia
February 16, 2023

Dr Roger Wong and Margaret Lovier, MPH, say sleep disturbances are a public health problem that needs to be addressed.

Expanding the definition of 'researcher'; encouraging nurse researchers at Upstate
Expanding the definition of 'researcher'; encouraging nurse researchers at Upstate
February 14, 2023

Jolene Kittle's early efforts in the job aimed at assisting nursing staff with publishing, presenting, conducting research.

Upstate MD/PhD student awarded American Heart Association fellowship, studying causes of h…
Upstate MD/PhD student awarded American Heart Association fellowship, studying causes of heart disease
February 01, 2023

Gargi Mishra was chosen by the AHA on the strength of her proposal to study the impact of the dysfunction of mitochondria in cells and how this can contribute to heart disease.

Findings of major Upstate-led clinical trial provide patients with new treatment options
Findings of major Upstate-led clinical trial provide patients with new treatment options
January 26, 2023

Study led by Dr Jeffrey Bogart found similar outcomes in once and twice-a-day radiation for small-cell lung cancer.

A trio of Upstate winners highlight major ADHD conference
A trio of Upstate winners highlight major ADHD conference
January 26, 2023

A resident, medical student and faculty members are honored for their ADHD research.

Upstate researcher awarded grant to study retinal diseases
Upstate researcher awarded grant to study retinal diseases
January 10, 2023

The EMZ Foundation aims to support outstanding investigators at the early stages of their careers who show innovation and promise in vision research.