UAB ranked 15th nationally among public universities in research expenditures and topped $238 million in NIH funding for FY 2016. The School of Medicine received $186 million of that funding in 2016, with that number expected to top $195 million in 2017.
Human peripheral nerves — all the nerves outside of the central nervous system — are protected by the blood-nerve barrier. Researchers have detailed, for the first time, the normal human transcriptome of the blood-nerve barrier.
In animal experiments, a human-derived glioblastoma significantly regressed when treated with the combination of an experimental enzyme inhibitor and the standard glioblastoma chemotherapy drug, temozolomide.
The AMC21 School of Medicine Research Retreat met on Jan. 19, 2018, with focus on “Strategic Recruitment in the SOM.” As part of the AMC21-five-year goal to reach the top 20 in NIH funding, UAB will need to recruit a net of 80 to 84 funded faculty and retain and develop current faculty.
The School of Medicine is hosting its first Research Roundtable on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. This all-day event will spotlight the School of Medicine’s five research focus areas.
Of the 15 million people living with cancer in the United States in 2016, 62 percent were 65 years or older. A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham sheds light on the factors that affect health-related quality of life in older adults with cancer.
Drug-eluting stents pose no greater risk of major heart attack following non-cardiac surgery than bare metal stents.

Studies zero in on potential biomarkers in muscle tissue for Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Singh will develop a medical decision making guide for African-American and Hispanic lupus patients with kidney disease.
Study is first to reveal the role of the kidney in the regulation of iron metabolism following injury.
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