A researcher in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected for the inaugural Ovarian Cancer Academy Award, part of the U.S. Department of Defense funding for cancer research. Assistant Professor Charles Landen, M.D., of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, is one of seven early career investigators chosen for the grant. The award is $1.06 million from the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research.Landen works to identify and characterize a subpopulation of ovarian cancer cells that have enhanced ability to survive chemotherapy and cause recurrence. Understanding this class of cells may lead to discoveries of key pathways than can be targeted with novel anti-cancer therapies.
Surgeons perform Alabama’s first transplant in which cadaver liver is “kept alive” outside bodyA new clinical trial seeks to determine whether a machine that pumps warm, oxygenated blood in cadaver kidneys can improve quality of the organ prior to transplant.posted 3 days ago 32576 viewsUndergraduate students gain research experience in drug discovery labCowan and Unger will pursue further work in drug discovery as they enter graduate school after commencement in April.posted 4 days ago 1238 viewsRethinking traffic theory in the age of UberTransportation engineers in UAB's TRENDLab are studying the effects of ridesharing, autonomous vehicles and other new technologies on roadway congestion. They're also looking at fresh solutions to an age-old highway problem: work zone delays.posted 4 days ago 386 viewsCardiovascular Disease receives T32 grant for translational research in heart failureThe grant will initially fund two fellowship positions for postdoctoral fellows (basic or clinical) wishing to train in the area of heart failure research.posted 5 days ago 391 viewsSenior design projects to be on display this weekThe public is invited to come to campus on Wednesday, April 19 and Friday, April 21 to meet the students and to see how they are engineering solutions to real-world challenges.
Fifth annual class of UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 announced for 2017The awardees will be honored at a luncheon Friday, June 23, at the UAB National Alumni Society House.posted 5 days ago 673 viewsUAB STEM undergraduates named Goldwater ScholarsBen Boros, Maggie Collier and Remy Meir join the group of 24 UAB students to date who have been named Goldwater Scholars.posted 6 days ago 3422 viewsAlabama, Auburn and UAB athletic team physicians to provide insight into concussion research at April symposiumOngoing multidisciplinary concussion research will be highlighted at an upcoming symposium at UAB: The Concussion Collaborative Science Symposium 2017: Objectively Tackling Concussion through Vision, Science, Radiology and Engineering.posted 5 days ago 1710 viewsFlood to present innovative care model for elder patients at the American Geriatrics Society’s 2017 Annual Scientific MeetingKellie Flood, M.D., will present her abstract on Virtual Acute Care for the Elderly, an innovative geriatric care model, at the American Geriatrics Society’s 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.posted 12 days ago 579 viewsFocus on Alzheimer’s disease shifts to preventionAdvances in brain imaging allowing early detection of the plaques implicated in Alzheimer’s disease have pushed prevention strategies in the fight against dementia.posted 12 days ago 5241 viewsItzhak Perlman to perform at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center for Viva Health Starlight Gala May 21, celebrating center’s 20th anniversaryPerlman, the Alys Stephens Center’s first Starlight Gala performer, returns to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary gala. Tickets include a pre-performance cocktail reception; a VIP dinner package is also available.
- Event Date April 19
Nuclear transfer of mitochondrial DNA in colon and rectal cancerMitochondrial DNA moving to the nucleus contributes to genomic instability in cancer cells, and a novel Fiber-FISH technique can rapidly map the mitochondrial DNA insertions in nuclear genomes.posted 18 days ago 2311 viewsUAB Concert Choir to perform at festivals in England, the Netherlands
- Event Date May 21
Tours like this are transformative experiences, says Director Brian Kittredge. The choir is requesting donations to help make the trip a reality for as many students as possible.UAB creates triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug deliveryThese microcarriers may offer an entirely different approach to treating solid human tumors of numerous pathologic subtypes by delivering their encapsulated drug cargo to a tumor and protecting against collateral tissue damage.posted 24 days ago 3770 viewsJournal: Researchers can track hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the bodyJust one month after major research findings showed dangerous PFAS present in more than one-third of fast food packaging tested, UAB and Notre Dame created a new technique to track PFASs in the body.posted 25 days ago 3712 viewsMississippi teen battles colon cancer through phase I clinical trial at UAB
Unusual case of teen patient diagnosed with colorectal cancer receives innovative first-in-human clinical trial at UAB, reflecting a unique story of cancer and hope.Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB recruiting for groundbreaking HIV prevention research trial
A groundbreaking clinical research trial at UAB’s Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic to compare injectable PrEP versus a daily oral regimen for HIV prevention is now recruiting participants.Preterm babies born at 23 weeks’ or longer gestation benefit from mom’s receiving steroids prior to delivery
Antenatal corticosteroids given to high-risk moms are associated with better outcomes for babies born prematurely.Study finds parents’ perceptions play key role in teens’ driving preparednessOverall, parents believe their teens are safer than other drivers.posted a while back 2086 viewsMedical professionals, state agencies and community partners look to develop new guidelines for concussed studentsEducators across Alabama are urged to develop a concussion management plan to help concussed children return to the classroom more effectively.posted 13 days ago 2131 views