Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Zebrafish are becoming more and more popular as a research model for human disease. Along with mice and humans, they are one of the most commonly studied animals in biomedical research.
Wall Street meets University Boulevard in the UAB Green and Gold Fund, an investment portfolio of more than half a million dollars run entirely by Collat School of Business students. Discover how smart choices have paid off for the young investors, yielding rising returns, scholarship funds, and career experience.
The research team has shown that the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease — a mutant LRRK2 kinase enzyme — contributes to the formation of inclusions in neurons, resembling one of the hallmark pathologies seen in Parkinson's disease.
A new pilot trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is examining the potential of a surprising tool for treating cocaine addiction: the psychedelic compound psilocybin.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has expanded its joint admissions program with Jefferson State Community College to include two new full-tuition scholarships, as well as a reverse transfer credit program.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine set out to see if CFS symptoms truly were worse after some sort of physical exercise or strain.
In a paper published in the July 14 inaugural issue of the journal Science Immunology, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers report a new quality-control checkpoint function in developing B cells, cells that produce antibodies to protect the body from pathogens.
"Humans are the only species in which one sex is know to have a ubiquitous survival advantage," the UAB researchers wrote. "Indeed, the sex difference in longevity may be one of the most robust features of human biology."
Now a new study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, has compared the dangers of laundry pods and standard laundry detergent and found that exposures to the pods are more likely to land a child in the hospital.
The creation or removal of memories in the brain involves addition or removal of methyl groups at precise spots on chromosomal DNA. But what is it that controls the careful targeting of these neuronal DNA methylation dynamics?
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