Results show that JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors may be a new class of therapeutic treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Acting by reducing inflammation, they prevent neurodegeneration in animal models and may be an important new approach to slow progression of the disease.
Part of the challenge is to do a better job of helping patients make their own, well-informed choices.
This protective effect on cardiotoxicity could benefit cancer chemotherapy recipients and heart failure patients.
UAB researchers probe basic molecular mechanisms that lead to the lung scarring of pulmonary fibrosis, a lethal disorder.
Measure of Mpl gene expression reveals a heterogonous population of leukemia stem cells: one group leukemic and the other group non-leukemic.
Study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows fecal incontinence risk from anal intercourse is heightened for both women and men, with men almost three times as likely to experience incontinence.
Published in Faculty Excellence
UAB’s Landefeld named to government panel that helps determine recommendations on preventive health measures.
Published in Faculty Excellence
The Sickle Cell Foundation has completed a $1 million gift to the UAB Adult Sickle Cell Clinic.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Recognition of a new pathway may change the treatment of allergic diseases.

A new eight-week FreshStart! program is set for Jan. 21-March 10 to help cancer survivors make healthy lifestyle changes.

Published in Focus on Patient Care
UAB-led research shows how methylating an RNA binding protein leads to alternative RNA splicing. Mutant enzymes are often found in blood cancers.
North Carolina resident Jerry Phillips has known since 2001 that he would one day need a kidney transplant. Fourteen years later, his need was fulfilled by a stranger and his transplant surgery performed by a friend.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
The Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization shares Caribbean culture and is a resource for area students from the Caribbean.
Published in Student Experience
Best of 2015 2Telemedicine helps UAB take pulmonary rehabilitation into the home via smartphone technology, in an effort to reduce hospital readmissions from COPD.
UAB is using an online survey to learn more about the relationship between diet and gout.
UAB leads a team that crafts new American College of Rheumatology guidelines for 2015 on treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Treating patients 50 and older with high blood pressure to a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg reduced rates of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, by 25 percent.
Published in Faculty Excellence
A drug derived from female hormones that may help soldiers survive major blood loss on a battlefield will undergo first human testing at UAB.
The new internal medicine and pediatric clinic will feature an outpatient diagnostic center with a cutting-edge imaging facility and full ambulatory lab services, all on-site.
Summary: Several activities are planned in and around UAB for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Published in Service to Community
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