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.
UAB ranked 18th nationally in research funding among public universitiesUAB secured more than $328.5 million in federal research funding in 2015, ranking the institution No. 18 among public universities and No. 34 overall in the United States during a year in which UAB’s total research and development expenditures exceeded $516 million.posted 4 days ago 2451 viewsMaster’s candidate at UAB receives International FellowshipA prestigious fellowship from the American Association of University Women has been awarded to a UAB graduate student.posted 5 days ago 1427 viewsUAB case study chronicles first brain bleed tied to energy drinksUAB neurologists have reported the first case study of a patient with a brain bleed linked to consumption of an energy drink.posted 12 days ago 10429 viewsUAB study finds yoga is relatively safe, but know your limitsA UAB study says the rate of yoga-related injuries is going up, especially in older participants.posted 16 days ago 1714 viewsBlazer Innovation Challenge student winners announced in “Shark Tank”-style competitionBiomedical engineering student Forrest Satterfield received $5,000 to help launch his 3-D-printed prosthetics idea.posted 16 days ago 1482 viewsUAB names vice president of Research after national search
Christopher S. Brown, Ph.D., former vice president of Research for the University of North Carolina System and director and primary investigator of the NASA/North Carolina Space Grant, tapped to grow UAB’s $500 million annual research portfolio.International HIV symposium comes to BirminghamScientists from around the world will gather at UAB in December to focus on HIV research and women, particularly collaborative research on women living with HIV and those at risk.
How a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce heart failure in the agedA Western-style diet, with more omega-6 fatty acids than the Mediterranean, dysregulates lipid signaling in aged mice and promotes inflammation.posted 18 days ago 3038 viewsSimple genetic test shows promise for better outcomes in heart stent patientsThe power and promise of personalized medicine: a genetic test can reduce cardiovascular risk for some heart patientsposted 19 days ago 2321 viewsUAB receives grant to better serve those with autism spectrum disorder in central AlabamaAlabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council has established regional networks throughout Alabama to centralize resources for those with autism spectrum disorder, and for their families.posted 20 days ago 6561 viewsHow internal circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitabilityA mechanism through which circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability allows pacesetter neurons to communicate with the rest of the body via electrical impulses, with possible implications in understanding and treating mood disorders.posted 20 days ago 2362 viewsAntibody suppresses HIV in infected individualsAntibody VRC01 proves safe for individuals infected with HIV-1 but only modestly controls the virus in participants who stop receiving antiretroviral therapy.posted 25 days ago 3826 viewsAlzheimer’s disease family caregivers will get telemedicine trainingA UAB study will test whether training to modify care-resistant behavior can improve quality of life for family caregivers of dementia patients.posted a while back 2331 viewsUAB/Auburn study will test new MRI technique for epilepsyUAB and Auburn will team up for a study of magnetic resonance imaging techniques that could enhance epilepsy surgery.posted a while back 3054 viewsUAB vaults 36 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global UniversitiesU.S. News & World Report ranks UAB No. 162 in its 2017 Best Global Universities ranking, up from its rank of No. 200 in 2016 and 269 spots higher than the next-highest-ranked university in Alabama.posted a while back 12785 viewsUAB researchers receive grant to study effects of Cialis on halogen gas-induced injury in pregnant womenUAB researchers hope to establish Cialis as a therapeutic agent for pregnant women exposed to chlorine and bromine during industrial accidents or acts of terrorism.posted a while back 2064 viewsVaccination of newborn mice with bacteria suppresses asthma as adultsThis study of cockroach-induced asthma and Enterobacter mirrors previous studies with fungus- and house dust mite-induced asthma, where neonatal vaccination with bacteria suppressed adult asthma.posted a while back 3855 viewsSilent auction and wine tasting to support UAB scholarships on Nov. 6UAB Alumni Society hosts its annual silent auction to raise money for UAB Scholarships.
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New study compares different approaches for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillationUAB doctors say stroke prevention treatments are not one-size-fits-all, and treatment options can be individualized using this hierarchical ranking.posted a while back 1963 viewsNeighborhoods important factor in risk of stroke for all racesThose living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, according to a UAB study.posted a while back 2390 views
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