Our Research Changes Lives

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


A UB study of people living in Beijing before, during and after the 2008 Olympics sheds light on how air pollution affects the body at the metabolic level. 


A UB study has found that couples who frequently use marijuana are more likely to engage in acts of love, caring or support within two hours of using the drug together.


A UB study has found that teenage victims of online bullying are more likely to sleep poorly, which in turn leads to higher rates of depression. 


According to a UB research team, UN peacekeeping missions in active civil conflicts require roughly 10,000 soldiers to effectively bring about peace.


UB researchers have found that kratom, a natural supplement commonly used for pain, can cause opiate-like withdrawal symptoms in infants exposed to it in utero.