Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.
Created in 1996, the Argus Awards give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education.
Caroline N. Harada, M.D., has been named assistant dean for Community Engaged Scholarship in the School of Medicine.
Peter L. Slavin, M.D., president of Massachusetts General Hospital, will present “The Future of Academic Medicine” on Thursday, Aug. 6.
Gates, a second-year medical student, is passionate about becoming a primary care physician. For her, pursuing a career in medicine means returning to her hometown of Aliceville, Ala. to care for the community where she grew up.
The challenge is to stifle the binding of inhibitory antibodies but retain activity of a blood enzyme.
Narrowing of aortic arch, infant’s otherwise good health prompt physicians to move Baby JJ’s Glenn procedure up one month.
Steven M. Rowe, M.D., MSPH, has been named director of the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center in the UAB School of Medicine, effective Aug. 1.
As a young girl in Afghanistan, Fazila Aseem watched her grandmother struggle to complete daily tasks independently due to vision loss. This summer, Aseem will work with researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology to continue her interest in aging and vision research.
UAB is set to open a mental health clinic July 20 that will improve access to care for those who identify as LGBTQ.