Written by Bob Shepard
A UAB researcher focusing on the epigenetics of drug abuse wins a significant funding award from the National Institutes of Health.
The drug inhibits the activity of a kinase enzyme called LRRK2, and it showed no pathology in rat lungs, kidneys or livers.
Written by Tyler Greer
The LIBERATE Study will further investigate the Eclipse System, the first vaginal insert designed to provide bowel control.
Written by Beena Thannickal
Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility.
A series of fascinating studies at Harvard University showed that many people respond positively to placebo pills — even when they are told that the pills don't have any active ingredients. Now researchers at UAB have partnered with a Harvard scientist to test these "open-label" placebos for the first time in cancer survivors.