Studies in recent years had suggested that cilia regulate vital processes including growth, appetite, mood, healing and vision.
The UAB Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is a collaborative program to provide educational and clinical training in genetic counseling.
Awards were given in four key areas — clinical care, medical education, laboratory research and patient-oriented research projects.
Patients with neurofibromatosis, schwannomatosis, which are related genetic conditions, gain access to more clinical trials.
The University of Alabama Health Services Foundation General Endowment Fund awarded grants to aid research across UAB.