Such basic research supports the goal of using stem cells in therapy, where an important hurdle is efficient differentiation.
UAB will examine cognitive behavior therapy, a form of psychotherapy, that may help reduce the severity of non-epileptic seizures induced by traumatic brain injury.
New research from UAB shows that maintaining healthy dendritic spines — a component of neurons — may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease.
These results, seen in animal models, represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the treatment of seizure disorders.
A UAB researcher’s work on gender and quality of life in myasthenia gravis has been named the top abstract at a major neuromuscular disease professional meeting.
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Reintegration into school has been a noticeably neglected area of focus in concussion research, particularly in comparison to research on return-to-play. When and how a student should be fully integrated into the classroom are just two questions UAB and Children’s of Alabama researchers are looking to answer.
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The ProAssurance Endowed Chair for Physician Wellness at UAB will help address health issues unique to physicians as they deal with the stress and pressures associated with providing care in today’s evolving health care environment.

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UAB’s REGARDS study finds that disparities exist within men and older patients’ being prescribed stroke-preventing medication in the southeastern United States.
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UAB’s long-running study of cannabidiol reveals potential interactions between CBD and some commonly used anti-epileptic drugs.

Pediatric neurosurgeons, oncologists and molecular imaging physicians continue to work toward better diagnoses, treatments and cures for childhood cancer.

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A UAB pain specialist says the opioid epidemic will lead to profound changes in legitimate opioid use for pain management-
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Leading neuroscientist Ron Lazar joins UAB as director of the McKnight Brain Institute, a multidisciplinary research enterprise on learning and memory in aging.
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nycu graphic 2Physicians at UAB share tips on men’s health and how it affects heart health, sexual function and memory and decreases cancer risk.
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At a time when medical cannabis and cannabis-based products are gaining traction in the treatment of seizures, one of UAB’s CBD oil investigators serves as a guest editor for a special research journal devoted to cannabinoid research.
Ongoing multidisciplinary concussion research will be highlighted at an upcoming symposium at UAB: The Concussion Collaborative Science Symposium 2017: Objectively Tackling Concussion through Vision, Science, Radiology and Engineering.
Ben Boros, Maggie Collier and Remy Meir join the group of 24 UAB students to date who have been named Goldwater Scholars.
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A committee selected by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research awarded UAB and four other centers as Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders sites-
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Advances in brain imaging allowing early detection of the plaques implicated in Alzheimer’s disease have pushed prevention strategies in the fight against dementia.
UAB’s School of Medicine will host The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Educating America Tour at UAB to discuss best practices for caregiving, current research efforts and resources for lives affected by Alzheimer’s.
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UAB is a clinical site for the A4 Study of Alzheimer’s disease, recently featured in Newsweek magazine.
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