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
A UAB study sheds new light on the epigenetics of memory formation and memory loss in patients with epilepsy, and the discovery may have implications for many other memory disorders.
UAB presents preliminary data indicating a significant savings in cancer costs by using a novel lay navigation program.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
A study of the rapid evolution of the insulin-signaling molecular network that regulates growth, reproduction, metabolism and aging lays important groundwork for future studies.
A new study from UAB suggests that the effect of genetic variants on warfarin dose differs by race – a step towards personalized medicine.
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.
As UAB’s strategic planning process continues, top CAS priorities include undergraduate program development, and recruitment, retention and graduation; building a new College of Arts and Sciences building and renovating Campbell Hall; and growing leadership and personnel.
Janet M. Turan, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB School of Public Health, has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to complete the study.
The VORLab will study the effects of injuries sustained in football and other contact sports on balance, eye movement and vision to improve diagnostic tools and promote recovery.
Four School of Education faculty members to present at American Educational Research Association annual meeting.
Published in Faculty Excellence
The runx2 master transcription factor functions differently in chondrocytes and osteoblasts, two key cells in bone formation.

Early palliative care offers statistically beneficial effects on patient survival and family caregiver burden, according to articles published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Published in Service to Community
Similar to the ancient Greek legend of the Trojan horse, platelets in a transgenic mouse deliver a life-saving enzyme.
Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D., comes to UAB from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, where he served as vice chancellor and chief information officer.
Published in Faculty Excellence
UAB Hospital receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award and is named one of America’s Best Breast Centers. 
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Stephen Carter will attend the Experimental Biology Conference in late March to receive his award.
Published in Student Experience
National Institute of Nursing Research’s five-year grant is for ENABLE: CHF-PC study to determine whether palliative care is a best practice for heart-failure patients.
UAB researchers are probing the secrets of subretinal drusenoid deposits, which may be a leading factor in the onset of age-related macular degeneration.

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