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.
Governor Robert Bentley has signed an executive order establishing the initiative to improve the health literacy of Alabamians, and UAB faculty will play an important role.
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Two young Alabama women formed a bond over a rare germ cell cancer affecting only 1,000 women across the United States.
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Understanding how people respond to aspirin is key in terms of knowing who will benefit from it.
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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The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Department of Ophthalmology will host the 2016 Annual Clinical and Research Symposium on May 13-14 at the Westin Birmingham.
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Researchers have proposed a model that resolves a seeming paradox in one of the most intriguing areas of the brain, exploring how immature granule cells in the dentate gyrus appear able to enhance pattern separation due to lesser synaptic connectivity than mature cells.

UAB News introduced Baby JJ and the Burford family to the public in 2015. After two difficult surgeries in his first year of life, Jeremiah reaches a milestone in his road to recovery.
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UAB professor leads study in Brazil to help further understand the effects of Zika virus during pregnancy.
Workshops and seminars targeted to female surgeons are planned from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 26.
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Four UAB faculty members are named to endowed chair or professorship positions by the Board of Trustees.
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More than 1,800 students are expected to graduate in spring 2016, with an estimated 1,100 expected to walk in the day’s two ceremonies.
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Alabama landmarks will change their colors to bring awareness to the need for Alabama’s residents to register to be organ donors.
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Gift from United Therapeutics will establish Xenotransplantation Institute and bring additional resources to support the endeavor with a goal of genetically modified kidney transplants taking place by 2021.
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Tector’s arrival will bring the addition of a multivisceral and small bowel transplant program to UAB’s Division of Transplantation.
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UAB professor awarded $15,000 for work in palliative care.
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The addition of an on-site organ donor recovery center will increase the number of suitable organs available for transplant, maximizing donor organ and tissue gifts.
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An international clinical trial for a new HIV antibody, VRC01 begins in late spring at UAB as part of the Antibody Mediated Prevention study.
Greg Kennedy wants to raise the profile of GI surgery division, which he says “is one of the most talented divisions as a group in the United States.”
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Research funding awarded to evaluate the effectiveness of disease-specific outcomes of patients using biologic therapies.
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