Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Scientists experimenting with the marijuana compound cannabidiol as an epilepsy treatment must evaluate any interactions with other anti-seizure drugs patients are taking, researchers report.
“If we have something that can selectively take away the bacteria’s ability to form biofilms, that would be a tremendous advance,” said Sadanandan Velu, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at the UAB College of Arts and Sciences and a lead researcher in the study.
"Our compound is drug-like, non-bactericidal, easy to synthesize, and exhibits very potent efficacy in vivo," the authors wrote. It is "an excellent candidate that can be developed into therapeutic drugs that prevent and treat dental caries."
Alexa Wade's passion for research started with a strawberry. Michael Vivian's started while watching 'Star Trek' episodes with his dad. Cameron LaFayette's began in eighth grade from the movie 'Gifted Hands,' the saga of Detroit-born neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The types of technology risks can change with age. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cellphones while driving. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads.
UAB Hospital is again ranked as No. 1 in the state of Alabama in the 2017-2018 Best Hospitals ranking from U.S. News & World Report. In addition, 10 medical specialties at UAB Hospital are ranked in the top 50 in the nation in the report.
The idea of using pigs as organ factories has tantalized investigators for decades. Porcine organs can be the right size for human transplantation, and in theory, similar enough to function in patients.
In a striking advance that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans.
BV is the most prevalent gynecological infection in the United States among women ages 15 to 44, with more than 4 million women treated annually.
Birmingham is one of 13 cities in the United States to join the Paris Declaration to end the spread of AIDS by 2030
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