The ecRNAs appear to act in memory formation, and may offer a new therapeutic approach to neuropsychiatric diseases.
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.
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.
PI focuses on one- or two-room facilities to perform a radiation therapy that targets tumors to cause less damage to surrounding tissues and has fewer side effects.
Stored samples of urine and cerebral-spinal fluid from patients with Parkinson's disease hold a brand-new type of biomarker — a phosphorylated protein that correlates with the presence and severity of Parkinson's disease — new research indicates
Across the US and UK, new clinical trials are using psychedelics in an attempt to treat addiction to everything from controlled substances including cocaine to alcohol and cigarettes.
The program is the first of its kind to incorporate research and medical training in genomics.
BCRFA is accepting proposals for a two-year collaborative breast cancer research award among the UAB Cancer Center, Southern Research and HudsonAlpha.
In 2000, researchers Steven Austad, now of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Chicago, each bet $150 over whether the first person who could live to age 150 was already born.
As self-driving cars have quickly shifted from the realm of science fiction to the real world, a common debate has surfaced: should your car be programmed to kill you if it means saving the lives of dozens of other people?
The biomarker, the protein kinase LRRK2, is a promising candidate for future exploration.
Clinic opens Aug. 1 and will initially offer urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and rheumatology care.
The Alabama-focused summit will showcase how telehealth is impacting and transforming the delivery of health care around the state
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program says UAB meets all criteria as a Comprehensive Center to deliver safe, high-quality bariatric patient care.
Developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with food is a lifelong pursuit, not a sprint to the finish line. Start by eating real foods that you enjoy, and feed your body in a way that optimizes your own health.
A UAB psychologist discusses addiction and recognizing the symptoms of mental illness in adults and children.
Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Ph.D., will use a five-year, $935,000 award to research and develop a health-coaching program to support family caregivers for persons with advanced cancer and help them stay healthy and functioning at a high level.
Knowing when an asteroid could impact Earth would be nice, but learning more about super volcanoes might be more prudent.
High mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.
The grant will provide Bail a total of $30,000 of support over two years as she enters the dissertation phase of her studies.
With these tips from UAB Emergency Medicine, know how to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac, protect yourself against allergic reaction, and treat exposed areas.
María Magdalena Campos-Pons is one of the most significant artists to come out of post-Revolutionary Cuba—a judgment supported by the powerful presentation of her recent work at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
In a perspective piece published in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham explored what gives women the survival advantage.
Tempers will flare and the threat of violence is often not far behind as temperatures rise, says a UAB psychologist.
Chosen by a scout from the UAB Department of Theatre for a scholarship, Frankle says the lessons she learned as a young actor from UAB faculty and the Tour Groups program stick with her still today.
The partnership will bring a highly effective and precise alternative to traditional radiation therapy for treating cancer and some noncancerous tumors, without many of the side effects that often accompany treatment.
UAB study says laundry pod detergents pose an increased risk of severe injury for young children over nonpod detergents.
Satellite, drone images and ground surveys led to the discovery of a massive man-made platform hidden under sand in the ancient city of Petra.
This summer, some young campers are learning survival skills—the kind involving budgeting and saving money. It’s one facet of the Regions Institute for Financial Education at UAB, which gives kids, parents, college students, and the public the tools for success. Discover how the nuts and bolts of dollars and cents can pay dividends for life.
The UAB Department of Athletics has announced that Mike Thompson, President and CEO of Thompson Tractor Co., Inc., has made a $500,000 commitment from his family's foundation in support of the Football Operations Center.
That's why McClintock, fellow UAB biology professor Chuck Amsler, Ph.D., and Bill Baker, Ph.D., professor at the University of South Florida, have spent the past two decades investigating the defensive mechanisms of marine algae, sponges and other invertebrate species that make their home in Antarctic waters.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-antarctic-sponge-deadly-mrsa-infection.html#jCp
Roughly a dozen home dialysis patients in Alabama now have their monthly checkups via telehealth, thanks to a partnership between the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Bailey Barrow of Pinson is the only student in Alabama to receive this award for 2016. She is a student in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History.
A potent compound discovered by UAB researchers in Antarctic waters could be a new weapon against a bacterial infection that kills thousands each year.
April P. Carson, PhD, MSPH, an associate professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues evaluated data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study on 2,692 adults (5.5% with diagnosed diabetes; 56% white) to determine whether average levels of glycemic markers differ by race.
Yabing Chen, a professor of pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was awarded the VA Research Career Scientist Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs earlier this month.
Arts faculty from the UAB College of Arts and Sciences are taking time this summer to practice their art forms and share their skills with students and audiences here and around the globe.
Spirituality plays a central role in many aspects of African-American culture, and University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing postdoctoral scholar Deborah Ejem, Ph.D., will explore how significant a factor it is in the relationships among patients with chronic illnesses and their caregivers and clinicians.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) shared early and promising results of their randomized trial to test the feasibility of a home-based vegetable gardening intervention known as Harvest4Health during a poster session at the 8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference held June 16-18, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
The rebirth of UAB's football program took another huge step Friday when the UA system's board of trustees gave final approval for the construction of a $20 million football operations building and covered practice field.
Eric Wallace is piloting telehealth program, which he says could open the door for Alabamians in rural communities to receive more subspecialized care without traveling long distances.
In an agreement that makes Legacy Community Federal Credit Union the official credit union of UAB, IMG and Legacy have entered into a $4.2 million, 20-year naming rights sponsorship that will bring Legacy Pavilion to the new Board-approved UAB Football Operations Center.
A record $2,006,063 was pledged for this year’s campaign, which will help provide financial assistance to more than120 nonprofits in the Birmingham community.
The Top 25 award program, presented by the UAB National Alumni Society, is designed to identify, recognize and celebrate the success of alumni business leaders.
Thousands of people, many of them children, suffer eye injuries from fireworks each year in the United States. UAB ophthalmologists at the only eye emergency room in Alabama provide safety tips.
Spirituality plays a central role in many aspects of African-American culture, and UAB School of Nursing postdoctoral scholar Deborah Ejem, Ph.D., will explore how significant a factor it is.
A local health education nonprofit educates high school students on professional opportunities within rural health care.
A workshop is set to provide information and resources for MDS patients and families June 25.
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