Results show that JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors may be a new class of therapeutic treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Acting by reducing inflammation, they prevent neurodegeneration in animal models and may be an important new approach to slow progression of the disease.
UAB’s new REACT Center is the national coordinating center for six centers designed to promote research and train scientists and clinicians in the medical rehabilitation field.
Brad Yoder, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, has been appointed interim chair of the department effective January 1, 2016.
A diabetes drug combined with exercise may help older adults regrow muscle, and UAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine is investigating.
The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine has awarded its first pilot grants to teams of researchers from the two institutions to pursue projects in cancer and cardiac disease.
In this role, Etty "Tika" Benveniste will work to advance innovative and collaborative research throughout UAB and the School of Medicine.
Lori McMahon, Ph.D., will enrich excellence and innovation in graduate education through professional and career-development initiatives and lead collaborative efforts for recruitment and outreach with various academic units to attract highly qualified students.
This improvement in cognition persists despite a high-glycemic-index diet, a possible risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
Lisa M. Schwiebert, Ph.D., professor of Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology in the UAB School of Medicine and associate dean for Postdoctoral Education, is the 2015 Becky Trigg Outstanding Woman UAB Faculty Member.
Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology, has been appointed interim senior associate dean for Research Administration and Development in the UAB School of Medicine, effective Jan. 1, 2015.