The greatest excitement at the moment surrounds the new class of checkpoint inhibitors, including PD-1 and CTLA-4 inhibitors. "Your body has a natural response of putting the brakes on the immune system," says Arend. "These drugs take those brakes off."
Immunotherapy has revolutionized treatment options in oncology, neurology, and many infectious diseases and now there is fresh hope that the same method could be used to treat or even functionally cure HIV, according to new research.
A key mechanism describing how internal biochemical clock signals get turned into changes in external electrical firing activity, have been identified.
While an antibody named VRC01 was safe and well-tolerated in the studies, it was only briefly effective at suppressing the AIDS virus in 24 patients taken off standard anti-viral drugs.
Sarah Parcak, an archeologist based at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was recently awarded the 2016 American Ingenuity Award from Smithsonian Magazine.
Everyone’s looking for a little peace — and students have found it in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, a growing hub for the study of peaceful societies, human rights, nonviolent conflict resolution, and related topics. Discover useful tips for defusing friction with family and neighbors, and learn more about the practical lessons of peace.
Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council has established regional networks throughout Alabama to centralize resources for those with autism spectrum disorder, and for their families.
John D. Mountz, M.D., Ph.D., and Jasvinder A. Singh, M.D., have been awarded prestigious rheumatology awards for advances in basic and clinical research.
More than 35 music students and guest performers will tell the story of shepherd boy Amahl, who sees an enormous star and is met with regal visitors bearing gifts. The production features a full set, orchestra, costumes and more.
A mechanism through which circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability allows pacesetter neurons to communicate with the rest of the body via electrical impulses, with possible implications in understanding and treating mood disorders.
The panel will include two Syrian refugees and professors from UAB and Samford University.
For the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Human Rights Award celebration, Henry Panion III designed a showcase of Alabama artists and the legacy of the civil rights movement. Central to the production are selections and performing artists from guitarist Eric Essix’s new recording “This Train: The Gospel Sessions.”
New programs, facilities for veterans at UAB are attracting students from across the country.
David Kimberlin, M.D., has received a prestigious award and $100,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities for accomplishments in pediatric medicine and infectious disease control.
The American Ingenuity Award is the highest honor given by Smithsonian Magazine to recognize innovation in American culture.
Antibody VRC01 proves safe for individuals infected with HIV-1 but only modestly controls the virus in participants who stop receiving antiretroviral therapy.
The presidential campaign wraps up. Now what? A UAB psychologist offers tips on how to get over the election and get back to your own life.

George Mitchell Jr., has served as an adjunct professor at UAB since 2011. 

UAB’s human resource management degree ranks No. 15 in the United States in College Choice’s 40 Best Bachelor’s in Human Resources Degrees College rankings.
The Nov. 7 workshop will provide information and resources for lung cancer patients.
The Nov. 15 Lunch and Learn event will provide patients and employers with information about working during cancer treatment.
Panelists for the Woodlawn event are Bob Corley, Clifford Kennon, Betsy Rogers, state Rep. Oliver Robinson and Marie Sutton.
Nine Ph.D. students competed for a grand prize of $1,000 and a chance to represent UAB at the 3MT Regional Competition in March 2017.
The Gift of Sight program provides eye exams and eyeglasses at no cost this holiday season.
A UAB study will test whether training to modify care-resistant behavior can improve quality of life for family caregivers of dementia patients.
Artist and designer Mehdi Saeedi will speak at 6 p.m. Nov. 15, in the AEIVA Hess Lecture Hall, and will work with graphic design students in the Department of Art and Art History.
After the acquisition, the DoubleTree by Hilton on University Boulevard and 20th Street South will undergo a significant renovation that will upgrade the property and the guest experience.
Senior music major Aleksandra Kasman will represent Alabama in the MTNA Southern Division competition in January in Columbia, South Carolina.
Testing the ability of early exposure to hinder later reactions to allergens, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers used another common pest, mice, to gauge resistance to cockroach-induced asthma.
Luis Cruz Azaceta: War and Other Disasters is on view at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts in Birmingham, Alabama, through December 17, 2016.
Department of Art and Art History students will give performances on sound effects added to film and pair images of artworks from across the 20th century to 12 corresponding items from the Department of Theatre’s historical costume collection.
Two UAB School of Nursing faculty are among 164 distinguished nurse leaders inducted at the American Academy of Nursing annual conference in Washington, D.C.
UAB and Auburn will team up for a study of magnetic resonance imaging techniques that could enhance epilepsy surgery.
U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB No. 162 in its 2017 Best Global Universities ranking, up from its rank of No. 200 in 2016 and 269 spots higher than the next-highest-ranked university in Alabama.
Priming the body to respond to immunotherapy with a new class of drugs: epigenetic modifiers.
“Corrections” will air every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for the next seven weeks on Birmingham radio station WJLD.
UAB is one of 13 universities participating in a summer learning experience in health care for students underrepresented in the health professions.
Tour the exhibition, enjoy refreshments, and hear music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Kurt Weill in this free collaboration by the Department of Music and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
UAB researchers hope to establish Cialis as a therapeutic agent for pregnant women exposed to chlorine and bromine during industrial accidents or acts of terrorism.
Eight students competed for more than $5,500 in scholarships plus prizes at the pageant, held Oct. 26.
For “The Classics,” the UAB Gospel Choir will perform songs that have stood the test of time from artists Aretha Franklin, The Beautiful Zion Choir, Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers, and more.
The study combined all phase-three randomized controlled clinical trials comparing different novel oral blood thinners, left atrial appendage closure devices, known as WATCHMAN devices, and Coumadin (warfarin) for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
By 2045, more than six billion people could be living in cities, raising questions about health, food access, the environment, transportation, and infrastructure. UAB researchers and students are responding with smart-growth solutions and putting them to the test in Birmingham. Find out where their ideas are making an impact.
With backing from the school’s administration and the Barnes & Noble College operated bookstore, which is located within the University’s new student center, Gang Green is sure to get a lot of support, as well as amazing gear.
This study of cockroach-induced asthma and Enterobacter mirrors previous studies with fungus- and house dust mite-induced asthma, where neonatal vaccination with bacteria suppressed adult asthma.
A new national, multisite study, chaired by a UAB pulmonologist, shows that supplemental oxygen does not reduce mortality or hospitalization for COPD patients with moderately low levels of blood oxygen.
Theatre UAB alumnus Luke Harlan, newly graduated from Yale School of Drama, returns to direct a provocative play that examines gender and power through the lens of the 17th century witchcraft trials in England.
Female veterans can enjoy a free, relaxing day of outdoor fun with horses, art and activities with UAB teaching artists and the staff and volunteers of The Red Barn.
UAB Alumni Society hosts its annual silent auction to raise money for UAB Scholarships.
The Alys Stephens Center show provides an intimate portrait of military families both during deployment and after. Noah Galloway, Dr. Richard E. Powers, Susan Robinson and Matt Bein will discuss the challenges of military service in a post-show panel.
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