Karina Yoon, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and associate scientist in the Cancer Cell Biology Program of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, was recently awarded a $40,000 Young Investigator Grant from the Cancer Center’s Young Supporters Board. The award, supported by the board’s fundraising events, was established to help young scientists, who have limited funding opportunities, to jumpstart their research. With this grant, specifically looking at a protein called ICAM-2, Yoon hopes to understand the biological processes that control the spread of neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is one of the most common cancers in children, usually occurring in infants and children under the age of 5; the survival rate of in children with high-risk metastatic neuroblastoma is only 20 to 40 percent. Although current treatments can stabilize the disease temporarily, nearly all the children who relapse develop additional tumors and then do not respond to treatment. Yoon’s long-range goal is to design therapies that induce long-lasting rather than transient clinical responses.
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Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History, the online store now features limited edition prints created by Guggenheim fellow David Sandlin, sculptor and conceptual artist Willie Cole, and California-based mixed-media artist Travis Somerville.UAB researchers discover why brain neurons in Parkinson’s disease stop benefiting from levodopaThe mechanism of widespread reorganization of DNA methylation may be a therapeutic target to prevent or reverse dyskinesia.posted 2 days ago 451 viewsAcute kidney injury identifiable in preterm infantsEarly diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers.posted 2 days ago 305 viewsUAB 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 9 days ago 2909 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 9 days ago 11032 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 9 days ago 1090 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 10 days ago 861 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 11 days ago 13375 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 11 days ago 3719 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 11 days ago 2642 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 12 days ago 5040 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 12 days ago 1363 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 16 days ago 4644 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 17 days ago 1653 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 19 days ago 3353 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 22 days ago 2058 viewsUAB ECMO program wins goldUAB’s program for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, has won a Gold Level Award for Excellence.posted 23 days ago 8084 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 23 days ago 1829 viewsHudsonAlpha and UAB awarded NIH training grantThe program is the first of its kind to incorporate research and medical training in genomics.posted 24 days ago 1709 views
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