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A group of western New York high school students toured the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo to learn about medical science.

“They’re putting a tube up the vein to get rid of leakage in the brain. It looks cool,” said Nicholas Altemoos, a 9th grader at Bennett High School.

Twenty freshman and sophomore students watched a recorded medical procedure on the human eye during their tour of Gates Vascular Institute, University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Research Center and the Jacob’s Institute.

Buffalo-based CUBRC could earn $67 million for work on the behalf of the federal government.

Through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CUBRC will investigate potential medical treatments for a handful of conditions that currently have no cure.