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.
UAB Engineering award-winning team works with NASA to bring high-tech freezers to spaceUAB’s Engineering and Innovative Technology Development team will be recognized by NASA for achievement in space-related research and production.posted 6 days ago 2569 viewsUAB ranked among the world’s top 150 again by Center for World University RankingsUAB has been ranked No. 1 in Alabama and among the top 150 universities in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.posted 6 days ago 9189 viewsUAB optometrist improves treatment and care for patients with dry eyeIndividuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.posted 6 days ago 864 viewsTechnology improves clinical trial management and patient experienceUAB has implemented a new application suite to improve clinical trial management, and enhance communication among trial sites and with study participants.posted 7 days ago 703 viewsDiscovery may lead to a treatment to slow Parkinson’s diseaseResearchers have found that an interaction between a mutant gene and alpha synuclein in neurons leads to hallmark pathologies seen in Parkinson’s disease, findings that may lead to new mechanisms and targets for neuroprotection.posted 8 days ago 12488 viewsNIH awards UAB three maternal and infant health grantsUAB continues to improve maternal and infant health as the only university to be a member of all three NIH perinatal networks.posted 8 days ago 1079 viewsThe zebrafish’s growing impact on medical researchThe zebrafish is making its mark in the field of biomedical research, becoming one of the fastest-growing models of human disease.posted 8 days ago 2298 viewsChronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nervesMild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.posted 9 days ago 4807 viewsCheckpoint in B cell development discovered with possible implications on vaccine potencyA quality-control checkpoint in pre-B cells restricts the range of antibodies produced by mature B cells, and manipulation of the checkpoint could make vaccines more potent.posted 9 days ago 1177 viewsUAB researchers awarded $11.5 million to study asymptomatic congenital CMV and neonatal HSVThe NIH recently awarded UAB $11.5 million to support studies that will assess treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus but no symptoms, and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru.posted 13 days ago 4482 viewsUAB researcher receives funding for rheumatology studyA pilot grant was recently awarded to UAB to investigate a noninvasive method of detecting neuroinflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.posted 14 days ago 1587 viewsPioneer of high-technology cancer surgery will lecture at UAB on July 19The iKnife, a revolutionary mass spectrometry method, contributes to precision surgery by allowing accurate identification of cancer margins.
Nation’s first joint OD/MBA degree program opens at UABDual degree will prepare graduates to pursue clinical and administrative career opportunities in the eye care field.posted 16 days ago 3234 viewsNew UAB online bachelor’s program addresses rising demand for distribution professionalsA flexible, 100 percent online-based program will blend engineering and business curricula to prepare students for the growing industrial distribution industry.posted 19 days ago 1984 viewsUAB ECMO program wins goldUAB’s program for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, has won a Gold Level Award for Excellence.posted 20 days ago 8002 viewsExtra-coding RNAs regulate DNA methylation in the adult brainThe ecRNAs appear to act in memory formation, and may offer a new therapeutic approach to neuropsychiatric diseases.posted 20 days ago 1774 viewsHudsonAlpha and UAB awarded NIH training grantThe program is the first of its kind to incorporate research and medical training in genomics.posted 21 days ago 1628 viewsParkinson’s disease biomarker found in patient urine samplesThe biomarker, the protein kinase LRRK2, is a promising candidate for future exploration.posted 22 days ago 4031 viewsUAB study showcases poisoning risk to small children from laundry podsUAB study says laundry pod detergents pose an increased risk of severe injury for young children over nonpod detergents.posted a while back 2694 viewsAn Antarctic sponge offers new hope against deadly MRSA infectionA potent compound discovered by UAB researchers in Antarctic waters could be a new weapon against a bacterial infection that kills thousands each year.posted a while back 9116 views
- Event Date July 19