Displaying items by tag: research and innovation

UAB researcher Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., makes polymer microcapsules meant to carry cancer drugs to the site of a tumor.
Jarrod M. Hicks is looking for a smarter way to sharpen aging minds. Combining algorithms and brain scans, this senior math and neuroscience major in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences is trying to understand how cognitive training strengthens neural networks. 
Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the Routh Early Career Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology.
Young UAB researchers are using quadcopters to film sea turtles in the wild and designing long-haul drones to ferry humanitarian aid.
Egyptologist and UAB associate professor Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., will reveal her $1 million wish live from the TED stage in Vancouver on Feb. 16. The event will be streamed live for the Birmingham community.
A new study from UAB indicates that adolescents who experience sleep problems and longer sleep duration are more reactive to stress, which could contribute to academic, behavioral and health issues.
The most recent research conducted in the SPIES lab at CIS has been covered in MIT Technology Review.
Sufferers of chronic pain are more susceptible to prolonged and pronounced health issues when practicing poor diet habits, according to new research published by UAB researcher Robert Sorge, Ph.D., and team in the Journal of Pain.
Stephanie Momeni, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology and Dental Academic Research Training predoctoral fellow in UAB’s School of Dentistry, has been selected for two awards for her research in the past month.
Joining the likes of Bono and Bill Clinton, UAB space archaeologist Sarah Parcak — often called the real-life Indiana Jones — will receive $1 million and help from the TED network to make her world-changing wish come true. What will her wish be?
Allyson Varley, a graduate student in the School of Public Health and research assistant to Department of Social Work Assistant Professor Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, took first place in the Business/Education section.
Jarred Younger, Ph.D., hopes to establish Alabama’s first research and clinical care center specializing in fibromyalgia and related conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness.
New research from UAB’s Department of Biology shows how one species can fully support the development of another species in a sustainable system.
Dr. Nicole Riddle, this year’s Named New Investigator for the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) uses her new distinction to uncover the secret of cells.
Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D., has been awarded two grants in 2015 from the National Science Foundation to continue his research in computer and network security.
E. coli ClpB is a bacterial enzyme that untangles proteins. Such tangles are hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. A study led by UAB's Aaron Lucius, Ph.D., offers new insight on this amazing molecular machine, and could eventually point toward new treatment approaches.
King crabs may soon become high-level predators in Antarctic marine ecosystems where they have not played a role in tens of millions of years, according to a new study on which UAB researchers worked in conjunction with other institutions.
UAB has been named one of the country’s six Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging.
September 09, 2015

Catching the Neuroscience Bug

Meet Nate Harnett, a member of the UAB Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program who exchanged music studies for a science career.
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