The highly-selective program provides fully-paid summer research opportunities for students at some of the country's premier institutions.
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The expanded UAB Summer Program in Neuroscience, with renewed funding from the National Science Foundation, is looking for underserved undergrads for science mentoring.
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It appears that new cells compete to ‘win’ synapse connections away from old cells, which promotes network plasticity.
This study shows how stress blocks the release of an anti-anxiety neuropeptide in the brain, and it could pave the way for new therapeutic targets for PTSD.
Thanks to the popular TV show Blacklist, America is becoming familiar with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool. UAB scientists and students explain how it works — and how they are using these “molecular scissors” to cut a path toward genetic cures for sickle cell and brain diseases
UAB neurobiology professor Vladimir Parpura becomes the second UAB faculty with membership in the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.
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Alabama now has more EPSCoR Track II grants than any other state following the award of basic science grants meant to stimulate competitive research in regions of the country traditionally less able to compete for such research funds.
UAB and Auburn will team up for a study of magnetic resonance imaging techniques that could enhance epilepsy surgery.

The unique academic experiences available to students in the UAB Honors College are expanding with the selection of the college’s 2016-2017 Honors Faculty Fellows. 

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Computing challenges are found across the UAB campus, from physics and neurology to genetics and the microbiome. Alabama’s most advanced supercomputer is now at UAB, making it possible to solve these challenges. 

The ecRNAs appear to act in memory formation, and may offer a new therapeutic approach to neuropsychiatric diseases.
Two UAB students will travel to other institutions and take part in a research project as part of the Amgen Scholars program.
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Summa cum laude graduate John Wesley Chancellor has been selected to serve in the Peace Corps, joining others from UAB in a longstanding tradition of involvement in the program.
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Discover Magazine names UABresearch among top 100 stories of 2015.
UAB researchers find that epigenetic changes associated with chronic obesity alter expression of memory-related genes in the brain.
The Alzheimer’s plaques that accumulate around brain cells also congregate along the walls of blood vessels, according to UAB research, and that may contribute to cognitive issues.
A UAB researcher focusing on the epigenetics of drug abuse wins a significant funding award from the National Institutes of Health.
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A UAB study sheds new light on the epigenetics of memory formation and memory loss in patients with epilepsy, and the discovery may have implications for many other memory disorders.
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.
A new comprehensive textbook on neurological diseases and conditions from the desk of a UAB neuroscientist will be available this spring.
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