July 22, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
UAB Medicine is the first in Alabama to advance cardiology services by offering a first-of-its-kind heart stent that gradually dissolves in the body.
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Two experimental drugs that block LRRK2 kinase enzyme were shown to lessen aggregations of alpha synuclein protein, which have been shown to play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease, report researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Kelly Nichols, O.D., Ph.D., a dry eye expert and dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, conducted research studies for the parent drug company to explore the efficacy and safety of lifitegrast in treating this eye condition that affects more than 16 million adults in the United States.
Zebrafish are becoming more and more popular as a research model for human disease. Along with mice and humans, they are one of the most commonly studied animals in biomedical research.
Wall Street meets University Boulevard in the UAB Green and Gold Fund, an investment portfolio of more than half a million dollars run entirely by Collat School of Business students. Discover how smart choices have paid off for the young investors, yielding rising returns, scholarship funds, and career experience.
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July 21, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
UAB’s Engineering and Innovative Technology Development team will be recognized by NASA for achievement in space-related research and production.
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July 21, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
UAB has been ranked No. 1 in Alabama and among the top 150 universities in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.
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July 21, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
UAB now offers the largest cancer precision medicine clinical trial, NCI-MATCH, with customized treatments for patients based on genetics.
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July 21, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Individuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
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July 20, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB has implemented a new application suite to improve clinical trial management, and enhance communication among trial sites and with study participants.
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July 20, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
The summer expo showcases the research and service learning work produced by UAB undergraduates and other students in UAB summer research programs.
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The research team has shown that the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease — a mutant LRRK2 kinase enzyme — contributes to the formation of inclusions in neurons, resembling one of the hallmark pathologies seen in Parkinson's disease.
A new pilot trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is examining the potential of a surprising tool for treating cocaine addiction: the psychedelic compound psilocybin.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has expanded its joint admissions program with Jefferson State Community College to include two new full-tuition scholarships, as well as a reverse transfer credit program.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine set out to see if CFS symptoms truly were worse after some sort of physical exercise or strain.
July 20, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
Donate Life Gospel Celebration will combine uplifting spiritual song and heartwarming testimonies by transplant recipients and donor families.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
Researchers have found that an interaction between a mutant gene and alpha synuclein in neurons leads to hallmark pathologies seen in Parkinson’s disease, findings that may lead to new mechanisms and targets for neuroprotection.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB continues to improve maternal and infant health as the only university to be a member of all three NIH perinatal networks.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
The zebrafish is making its mark in the field of biomedical research, becoming one of the fastest-growing models of human disease.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
Heat illness can be a serious matter, say UAB emergency physicians. Be prepared, and be safe.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
The partnership will provide scholarships and a reverse transfer agreement with Jefferson State to help deserving Alabama students realize their fullest potential.
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July 18, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.
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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.
July 18, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
A quality-control checkpoint in pre-B cells restricts the range of antibodies produced by mature B cells, and manipulation of the checkpoint could make vaccines more potent.
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July 18, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Registration is open for a new fall session of classes at ArtPlay, the Alys Stephens Center’s home for arts education for all ages on the UAB campus.
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July 14, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
The NIH recently awarded UAB $11.5 million to support studies that will assess treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus but no symptoms, and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru.
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July 13, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
A pilot grant was recently awarded to UAB to investigate a noninvasive method of detecting neuroinflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.
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July 13, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
The exhibition, presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences' Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, opens Sept. 9 with a free reception.
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July 13, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
A new study from the UAB School of Dentistry shows that women who are pregnant are more likely to have gingivitis in their first and second trimesters, which can negatively affect mother and baby.
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July 11, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
Ben Branscomb, a pioneering physician and long-time UAB faculty member, was often called the father of pulmonary medicine.
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July 11, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
It’s an opportunity for peace, love and blood donation with the UAB/Red Cross Blood Drive.
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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?
July 11, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
The UAB Department of Computer and Information Sciences joins a short list of computer science programs in the Southeast to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer and information sciences.
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July 11, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
The iKnife, a revolutionary mass spectrometry method, contributes to precision surgery by allowing accurate identification of cancer margins.
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July 11, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Dual degree will prepare graduates to pursue clinical and administrative career opportunities in the eye care field.
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July 08, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
A flexible, 100 percent online-based program will blend engineering and business curricula to prepare students for the growing industrial distribution industry.
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July 07, 2016
Works by UAB Department of Art and Art History students, faculty on exhibition at Lowe Mill in HuntsvilleWritten by Shannon Thomason
Students from Medium: Art Club at UAB will exhibit selected works in a juried exhibition, while Assistant Professor of Sculpture Stacey Holloway’s solo exhibition, “Herds,” will also be on view. A free reception is set for July 15.
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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.
July 07, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
PaintFest America, a nationwide tour engaging cancer communities in the healing power of art, visits UAB on July 14.
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July 07, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
Walker will help identify which types of businesses embrace or overlook the importance of cybersecurity, and help capture best practices to increase the adoption of cybersecurity technologies.
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July 07, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
The ecRNAs appear to act in memory formation, and may offer a new therapeutic approach to neuropsychiatric diseases.
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July 06, 2016
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.
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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.
Called the Institutional Training Grant Program in Genomic Medicine, the initiative has awarded $3.5 million in five-year grants to research institutes to provide genomics training to postdoctoral fellows who have earned an MD or PhD.