Annette Wright, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., assistant professor at the UAB School of Nursing, has received a three-year, $838,190 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase the number of nurses skilled in the advanced management of diabetes in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, some of the most needy and underserved states for diabetes care.
Genetic clues to kidney disease uncoveredUAB assays enabled the first genomewide association study of IgA1 O-glycosylation aberrancy in IgA nephropathy, a disease that frequently causes kidney failure.posted 6 days ago 1415 viewsUAB professor uses latest virtual reality technology to improve access to pedestrian safety educationA new mobile virtual reality system helps children learn to cross streets safely.posted 6 days ago 966 viewsNew braces clinical trial sheds metal bracketsInflatable braces? A new clinical trial at the UAB School of Dentistry is hoping to make metal braces a thing of the past.posted 7 days ago 3781 viewsNew UAB undergraduate degree programs in genetics, genomic sciences and immunology now enrollingTwo new undergraduate programs — genetics and genomic sciences and immunology — are interdepartmental majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Medicine.posted 8 days ago 3410 viewsStopping Alzheimer’s disease: Local research study featured in NewsweekUAB is a clinical site for the A4 Study of Alzheimer’s disease, recently featured in Newsweek magazine.posted 8 days ago 2672 viewsWallace, named first medical director of Telehealth, eyes statewide networkThe new UAB Medicine Telehealth team of Bart Kelly and Eric Wallace aim to steadily grow telehealth providers across the UAB health care spectrum “one program at a time.”posted 8 days ago 1718 viewsSchool of Dentistry ranks first in NIDCR funding for fifth straight yearUAB’s School of Dentistry has ranked first in NIDCR funding since 2012.posted 9 days ago 2275 viewsCastration-resistant prostate cancer cell growth impeded by EndostatinFailure of hormone deprivation therapy used to slow prostate cancer in patients leads to castration-resistant prostate cancer, a lethal form of advanced disease with limited treatment options. Endostatin, used in combination therapy, may help delay onset of castration-resistant disease.posted 12 days ago 1702 viewsSickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of kidney failure in UAB studyNew data from the REGARDS study show that blacks with the sickle cell trait are more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis.posted 13 days ago 1261 viewsNominate UAB alumni for Excellence in BusinessThe National Alumni Society’s Top 25 program celebrates the success of Blazer-led companies.posted 14 days ago 613 viewsUAB to launch statewide genetics initiative for better health for all Alabama residentsUAB launches the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative, a statewide effort to use the power of genomics to improve health in Alabama.posted 13 days ago 3517 viewsUAB to provide paid leave benefits for organ donorsUAB employees who are living donors for solid organ or bone-marrow transplants may qualify for as many as four weeks paid leave, effective March 1.posted 21 days ago 1269 viewsHigh school students put cybersecurity skills to the test to win $20,000 in UAB scholarship fundsThe Blazer42 Capture the Flag Scholarship Competition provides valuable experience to high school students in an effort to inspire more to pursue careers in cybersecurity.posted 21 days ago 3003 viewsActivated T-cells drive post-heart attack heart failureThe findings suggest targeting specific T-cell subsets may be a therapeutic approach to prevent heart failure after a heart attack.posted 23 days ago 2205 viewsPreserving vision for astronautsAs NASA prepares for its journey to Mars, one UAB researcher is investigating why so many astronauts suffer from poorer vision after they return to Earth.posted 22 days ago 1600 viewsUAB Biomedical Engineering department ranks fourth in NIH fundingThe department now has 20 full-time faculty members who brought in $4.3 million in funding in 2016.posted 26 days ago 4174 viewsHIV-positive kidney failure patients face greater hurdles in receiving necessary transplantsStudy shows HIV-positive kidney failure patients were 28 percent less likely to receive a transplant compared with their HIV-negative counterparts from 2001-2012.posted 27 days ago 2931 viewsWhite House strategist to lead UAB’s Personalized Medicine InstituteMatt Might, Ph.D., a strategic leader in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative, has been named the inaugural director of the Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute at UAB.posted 28 days ago 2351 viewsUAB developing new peptide to combat a disorder that causes heart attacks at early ageSome people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. UAB researchers are developing and testing a new peptide that may lead to better treatment options.posted 29 days ago 2867 viewsArea middle schoolers to learn about STEM at UABThe event will be offered over two days in February, and will also include a parent/educator workshop this year.posted a while back 1109 views