A mechanism through which circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability allows pacesetter neurons to communicate with the rest of the body via electrical impulses, with possible implications in understanding and treating mood disorders.
According to the Association of Academic Medical Colleges, 84 percent of 2014 medical school graduates graduated with education debt; their median debt was $180,000. But countless School of Medicine alumni are stepping up to help current students earn a quality education and pursue their passions through scholarship giving.
UAB is set to open a mental health clinic July 20 that will improve access to care for those who identify as LGBTQ.
Neuron-derived microRNAs obtained from blood samples may correlate with treatment response and could aid the search for new therapeutics.
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.
Three School of Medicine faculty members were honored last week as recipients of the 2015 UAB Graduate School Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Mentorship.
The Argus Awards, created in 1996 to recognize faculty members, give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education.
James H. Meador-Woodruff, M.D., was elected by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology to a three-year term on its council, beginning in December 2014.
UAB neuroscientists are pursuing discoveries with the potential to reshape understanding of the brain.