Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.
Becker’s Hospital Review lists UAB Hospital as third-largest in the nation.
Phillip D. Smith, M.D., has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation to study the bacteria in children’s stomachs that potentially protects them from stomach cancer.
A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.
Created in 1996, the Argus Awards give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education.
First year medical students learned about health disparities and cultural competency at Diversity Boot Camp last week.
UAB professors who developed a new area of translational cardio-renal research are among 15 professors identified as today’s leaders in the field.
Peter L. Slavin, M.D., president of Massachusetts General Hospital, will present “The Future of Academic Medicine” on Thursday, Aug. 6.
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