A quality-control checkpoint in pre-B cells restricts the range of antibodies produced by mature B cells, and manipulation of the checkpoint could make vaccines more potent.
Ben Vaughan Branscomb, M.D., a pioneering pulmonologist and professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for 51 years, passed away July 4. Branscomb, 92, was often referred to as the father of pulmonary medicine.
High mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.
Mona Fouad, M.D., MPH, receives the award in recognition of her work in improving the health of racial/ethnic minorities and underserved communities through the creation of UAB HealthSmart.
Longtime faculty honored during the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees meeting June 17 include Rosalia Scripa, Louis Dale, Joseph Bloomer and G. M. Anantharamaiah.
The UA System Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new professorship and the appointment to fill it during its meeting June 17. Ashita Tolwani, M.D., was appointed the inaugural holder of the newly created DCI Edwin A. Rutsky, M.D., Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Nephrology.
.Eric Wallace is piloting telehealth program, which he says could open the door for Alabamians in rural communities to receive more subspecialized care without traveling long.
A workshop is set to provide information and resources for MDS patients and families June 25.
A UAB study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows patients’ mobility while hospitalized helps maintain daily activity in older adults.
UAB’s Lung Health Center has joined the prestigious Airways Clinical Research Network established by the American Lung Association.