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At UAB, we’re training the next generation of physicians and physician-scientists, answering basic scientific questions that lead to medical innovations, and bringing the highest quality health care to all of our patients. UAB is the heartbeat of Birmingham and an integral medical leader in the Southeast.

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Researchers develop most robust dataset of exercise biology ever produced

Researchers develop most robust dataset of exercise biology ever produced
This study is providing researchers with an infrastructure they can build upon as they work to fully understand how exercise impacts the entire body.

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New postpartum program aims to decrease post-birth complications and readmissions in Alabama

New postpartum program aims to decrease post-birth complications and readmissions in Alabama
The postpartum awareness bracelets will serve as medical alert bracelets and reminders for postpartum women to prioritize their own health.

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Erasing “bad memories” to improve long term Parkinson’s disease treatment

Erasing “bad memories” to improve long term Parkinson’s disease treatment
By prohibiting the Activin A protein from functioning, researchers were able to halt the development of dyskinesia symptoms and effectively erase the brain’s “bad memory” response to L-DOPA treatments.

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Landmark drug trial shows promising results for Pitt-Hopkins syndrome

Landmark drug trial shows promising results for Pitt-Hopkins syndrome
This devastating neurodevelopmental disorder has no currently approved treatments.

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