A big pink check for $875,000 was presented by the Birmingham-based organization. The donation includes sales from the specialty breast cancer research license plate, BCRFA events and individual and community donations.
These bacteria hijack human macrophages, persist inside the cells to evade immune destruction, and then prevent the macrophage from undergoing programmed cell death. This provides a niche where they grow in a protected environment that is hard to reach with antibiotics.
Bhambvani, a neuroscience and mathematics major at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, knew then he wanted to be part of that kind of research - the kind that can cure the previously incurable and change lives.
The study that tested early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) on humans found that this meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham professor and former Top 40 Under 40 honoree today unveiled her GlobalXplorer platform - a citizen-science archaeology platform funded through her $1 million TED Prize awarded in 2015.