Imaging of biomolecules is taking a leap forward at UAB, which installed a $600,000 direct electron detector on its cryo-electron microscope in January. This advanced, direct electron detector will yield near-atomic resolution of macromolecules and 3-D tomography of cells or tissue slices.
Long after cancer treatment ends, many continue to deal with one particular symptom that refuses to go away: fatigue. In a new study, researchers at UAB and Harvard Medical School have found that the power of placebos, even when fully disclosed to patients, might be harnessed to reduce fatigue in cancer survivors.
Ken Saag, M.D., M.Sc., the Jane Knight Low professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentorship.
The UAB Libraries will host its 39th annual Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture on Friday, March 9, at 4 p.m. This year’s speaker will be Stephen M. Taylor, M.D. Taylor will present a lecture titled “The Opioid Crisis.”
After providing UAB's School of Medicine with HIV-positive deceased donor transplant protocols, UAB aims to return the favor to Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa by providing paired exchange transplant training.
The Center for Community OutReach Development (CORD) is recruiting outstanding research laboratory sponsors to mentor students for the 2018 program. CORD recently received funding for the 2018 edition of the CORD Summer Science Research Internships for High School and Community College Students program.
Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Department of Genetics and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will host the 5th annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium on Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. in the Bradley Lecture Center. The day-long conference is open to the public and will commemorate Rare Disease Day.
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.
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