Marisa Marques, M.D., receives awards for her commitment to apheresis at UAB.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Some people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. UAB researchers are developing and testing a new peptide that may lead to better treatment options.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
UAB’s Department of Otolaryngology taps William R. Carroll, M.D., as chair.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Exercise medicine gets a boost with the opening of the 7,000-square-foot UAB Exercise Clinical Trial Facility.
Published in Enhancing Facilities
UAB will bring proton therapy, one of the most technically advanced forms of cancer-killing radiation, to Alabama with the new Proton Therapy Center.
A UAB study shows specialized treatment sites contribute to better survival rates for those with acute leukemia. 
Published in Focus on Patient Care
The function and structure of protein GARP2 in rod cells of the retina is still not clear, but researchers have shown that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal degeneration.
James Ward could not walk from his office to his car without having trouble breathing until a life-changing heart pump gave him hope.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Drivers of electric vehicles can now charge their cars at electronic vehicle service equipment ports on UAB’s campus.
Published in Enhancing Facilities
Three UAB investigators have received innovative research grants for lung diseases from the National Institutes of Health.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Massoud Leesar, M.D., performed the first procedure Jan. 25, 2017, and that is good news for people who suffer strokes as a result of patent foramen ovale, or PFO.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
It appears that new cells compete to ‘win’ synapse connections away from old cells, which promotes network plasticity.
Research from UAB suggests that nearly half of children with the most common type of leukemia or their parents say they took more medications than they actually did.
UAB’s John Porterfield, a leader in surgical education, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Institute for Surgical Excellence.
Published in Faculty Excellence
UAB’s Mark Dransfield has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, an honor society for physician-scientists who have made significant contributions to better understanding of human disease.
Published in Faculty Excellence
UAB’s Women and Infants Center delivered 4,400 babies in 2016.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Abnormal antibody production that allows inflammation leading to AIDS is detected by analysis of antibodies in gut fluid of HIV-1-infected people.
In another example of precision medicine, UAB researchers have used IPF patients own lung tissue to create models to determine the most effective medication for that patient.
Cardiac muscle patches in this proof-of-concept research may represent an important step toward the clinical use of 3-D-printing technology, as researchers have grown heart tissue by seeding a mix of human cells onto a 1-micron-resolution scaffold made with a 3-D printer.
UAB and VICIS have each made major strides in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, and they have partnered to combine expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets to the market.
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