The challenge is to stifle the binding of inhibitory antibodies but retain activity of a blood enzyme.
UAB research shows that phytoplankton, the foundation of all marine life, will experience varied growth rates due to ocean acidification levels during the next century.
Gene mastermind Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his team at the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Laboratory are helping UAB investigators — and researchers from around the world — crack the mysteries of life.
Haydeh Payami, Ph.D., a leading geneticist recruited to the UAB-Hudson Alpha Center for Genomic Medicine and UAB Personalized Medicine Institute, is exploring the protective power of coffee and nicotine — and the mysteries of the microbiome — in Parkinson’s disease.
Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.

Many patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults do not fit the standard profile for a diabetes diagnosis; they are younger, are relatively fit and have little if any belly fat.
Published in Service to Community
The mimicry of bone cells by multiple myeloma is driven by overexpression of Runx2, the master regulator of bone formation.
UAB’s Karan Singh has been selected as an American Statistical Association Fellow and recognized as a foremost member in the field of statistical science. 
Published in Faculty Excellence
A UAB researcher focusing on the epigenetics of drug abuse wins a significant funding award from the National Institutes of Health.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Male and female mice use different immune cells to process chronic pain, indicating that different therapies for different genders could better target the problem.
The drug inhibits the activity of a kinase enzyme called LRRK2, and it showed no pathology in rat lungs, kidneys or livers.
Hundreds of students will present academic pursuits in cutting-edge research topics.
Published in Student Experience
UAB offers two national clinical trials with customized treatment for lung cancer patients.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
UAB’s David Pollock, Ph.D., recently visited Cuba with a delegation from the American Physiological Society to sign a historic agreement for research collaboration with Cuban counterparts.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Boni Elewski, M.D., and Wendy Cantrell, DNP, pursue research and therapies that bring new drugs to market and change patients’ lives.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
This improvement in cognition persists despite a high-glycemic-index diet, a possible risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
Three-year grant establishes consortium to better organize and support collaborative research related to the loss of functional beta cell mass in type 1 diabetes.

Neuron-derived microRNAs obtained from blood samples may correlate with treatment response and could aid the search for new therapeutics.

The Aura cloud computing system, designed by UAB computer scientist Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., could turn the Internet of Things into the Internet of Cha-ching.
A UAB study to explore the effects of intraocular pressure fluctuations on glaucoma receives federal funding.
Published in Faculty Excellence

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