Xincheng Yao, Ph.D., an assistant biomedical engineering professor in the UAB School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Career Award. The five-year, $400,000 award benefits Yao’s research into the development of an optical coherence tomography instrument that provides sub-cellular- and sub-millisecond-resolution imaging of the human retina. The technology promises a high-resolution method for noninvasive evaluation of retinal neural function and dynamics, which could significantly advance the study and early diagnosis of major eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.The NSF Career Award is considered to be among the foundation's most prestigious awards and supports the early career-development activities of teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.
UAB DAAH features works, supports student scholarships with visiting artist atelier program prints in online store
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 424 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 283 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 2895 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 10975 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 1077 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 850 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 13335 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 3458 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 2617 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 5022 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 1354 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 4638 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 1651 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 3346 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 2050 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 8075 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 1825 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 1703 views
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