Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to award 90 new grants totaling $23.5 million in its summer grant cycle to support the brightest minds in the pediatric cancer field.
New research has identified a key mechanism that allows cancerous growths to proliferate, or multiply, in the brain. This has led scientists to develop a new drug that could be used to inhibit malignant cells.
The process in which the tick delivers its pathogens is not for the faint of heart, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in its most recent news release regarding ticks and tick-borne illness.
So doctors can potentially pull back the opioids that launched the current drug overdose crisis and still successfully treat pain patients.
Starting from scratch rather than continuing to build on a faulty foundation
Professor James (Jim) McClintock, a marine biologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been studying the climate change in Antarctica for more than 25 years and has written a book about his experiences, Lost Antarctica. He is skilled at communicating the science in an interesting and informative way. Last week Professor McClintock explained what the collapse means.
The new facility at 7067 Veterans Parkway will provide specialized care — the same vision care offered on the Birmingham campus for 50 years — to residents in St. Clair and surrounding counties, according to UAB.
The data show approximately 90 percent of those with CF could potentially be positively impacted by these new treatments.
Yogesh Dwivedi has been named chair of the NIH Pathophysiological Basis of Mental Disorders and Addictions Study Section.
The International Space Station carries a bit of Birmingham on board — high-tech freezers designed and built by the UAB School of Engineering to protect vital scientific experiments. From their mini mission control, staff and students describe the unique challenges of keeping NASA science on ice for more than 90 space missions.
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