Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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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?
The UAB Department of Athletics has announced that Harold W. Ripps, a local philanthropist and CEO of Rime Capital Account, Inc., has made a $500,000 commitment to the UAB Athletics Foundation in support of the Football Operations Center.
“Tempers get shorter as we get hotter, and we are more likely to react angrily to circumstances that wouldn’t bother us as much if the weather were cooler.”
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found the LRRK2 protein is present in the urine of Parkinson's patients, suggesting they can track both the disease and the efficacy of experimental treatments.
Fun and games play a crucial role in helping kids prepare their brains, bodies, and social skills for the rest of their lives. But can playtime survive the age of smartphones and packed schedules? UAB occupational therapy faculty and students offer pointers for play.
In the frigid Southern Ocean, off the coast of Antarctica, only the strong survive. “Sponges aren’t protected by shells and they can’t move around,” said James McClintock, Ph.D., Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology. “When you’re that leaky, you have a constant battle on your hands.”
The new clinic includes urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and rheumatology specialities and will be located on the first and second floors of the UAB School of Medicine building within the hospital's campus.
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