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.
Cancer Community Network grows, transforms cancer care in region
With 12 associates, the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network integrates patients, collaboration and community to change the way cancer care is delivered in the region.UAB biomarker outperforms current gold standard to detect brain shunt infections
This is the second potential diagnostic application for an investigational biomarker, and discussions are underway with industry partners to develop an assay from this UAB technology.Underrepresented students investigate a life in biomedicine with UAB researchersFor a second summer, Maria Onatunde traveled to UAB from Florida to participate in UAB's PARAdiGM program, which offers in-depth research experience for undergraduates from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds.posted 4 days ago 2447 viewsA summer of research at UAB, in eight short weeksAn Iowa college student with dreams of being a physician gleaned invaluable experience and inspiration out of a short summer the intensive research and clinical environment offered through UAB’s Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Research Program.posted 4 days ago 641 viewsCollat School of Business to expand offerings with human resource management degree program
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Kelly Walters relishes her access to scientists, clinicians and research opportunities unavailable to undergraduates at many other universities as she builds toward a career in medicine.Exercising after mentally demanding tasks could help prevent overeating, study finds
A study has found that people who remained sedentary after mentally demanding tasks consumed more calories than those who exercised.Advancements in aging research target multiple age-related diseases
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A wearable cloud make the design of mobile and wearable devices simple, inexpensive and lightweight by having mobile device users tap into the resources of the wearable cloud, instead of relying solely on the capabilities of their mobile hardware.New guidelines published for physicians treating patients with kidney stones
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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 a while back 4452 viewsAcute kidney injury identifiable in preterm infantsEarly diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers.posted a while back 2805 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 a while back 4053 views