January 20, 2015
Epigenetic changes are implicated in a host of neural conditions, from Alzheimer's-related memory loss to depression. Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools are allowing scientists to alter the epigenome like never before. In The Mix, UAB neuroscientist Jeremy Day, Ph.D., explains how he uses these techniques in his lab, and why they could lead to an entirely new kind of therapy.
January 13, 2015
New strategies for acquiring objective data are in their infancy, and support for better tools is needed, say experts in the International Journal of Obesity.
Roadmap of early differentiation genes points to key role for dmrt1 in how the egg incubation temperature determines the sex of a hatchling.
January 08, 2015
Neuroradiologist Robert Kessler, M.D., is using UAB’s powerful cyclotron to develop imaging tests that reveal changes caused by depression, addiction, Parkinson’s disease and more.
HPV testing alone is an effective alternative to current cervical cancer screening methods that use a Pap smear, or Pap smear-plus HPV test.
January 05, 2015
Neurologist Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh, M.D., Ph.D., is deploying a new weapon in the war on cancer: mathematical theory. His sophisticated models of tumor growth are predicting new insights on cancer behavior — and could eventually guide treatment decisions.
December 31, 2014
Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter, will present “Placebo Effects: how is medicine more than drugs and surgery?” on Jan. 13.
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November 10, 2014
November 04, 2014
Technological advances are changing the way medicine is practiced, and UAB’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is working with Southern Research Institute to be at the forefront of the field.
August 27, 2014
Sixteen clinical centers and 30 hospitals will enroll up to 5,700 pregnant women to evaluate the benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment of mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy.
December 17, 2014
Computer and Information Sciences researchers introduce a secure framework for protecting users while employing apps accessing location information.
December 17, 2014
Mohammad Khaled, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award to develop and improve research and teaching efforts in India related to Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
December 17, 2014
A one-year, 20 percent increase in research grants elevates UAB to No. 10 among public universities receiving National Institutes of Health funding.
December 16, 2014
May 02, 2014
Women have no effect on mice, but men cause a stress level comparable to a three-minute swim. Results indicate that researchers should account for these variables.
A ramped-up immune response may play a major role in autism disorders, according to a new study from UAB and Johns Hopkins.
A new UAB study reports on a potential new treatment for frontotemporal dementia, the second most common type after Alzheimer’s disease.
December 02, 2014
Jarred Younger’s lab seeks to develop the state’s first research and treatment center for neuroinflammatory disorders.
November 26, 2014
New International Journal of Obesity paper offers an algorithm to more accurately predict body weight change outcomes.
November 25, 2014
The manufacturer of a new medication for Rett syndrome studied at UAB is encouraged by the drug’s performance.