Improved production of stem cells is vital if they are to achieve their promise for medical research and disease treatments like transplantation, creating patient-specific cell-replacement therapies to treat neurological diseases, heart ailments, blood diseases and diabetes.
Complications of diabetes can lead to blindness, yet only 29.9 percent of diabetic patients studied adhered to recommendations to have an eye examination. 
Exacerbations of COPD, particularly mild COPD, lead to a decline in lung function in smokers, according to new research from UAB.
J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., will research a new wireless system to measure and control fluid pressure around the optic nerve. 
Becker’s Hospital Review ranks the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with great oncology programs in America. 
Exercise is a key to better health, and UAB is teaming up with local partners to encourage people to get outside and be active in their local parks. 
Now in its 6th year, RIME Week 2016 is set for Sept. 21-23.
Seven faculty in the UAB School of Medicine have been named recipients of the 2016-2017  PROSPER Curricular Enrichment and Innovation Awards.