New drugs to slow or even prevent Parkinson’s could be in human studies as early as 2015.
Researchers participated in a multi-site study that disproved a once-promising theory that statins might have a beneficial effect on lung function.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a strategy that highly aggressive brain tumor cells use to fuel their relentless expansion.
UAB researchers have created a blood test that determines a bioenergetic index which could become an important method of measuring mitochondrial health in patients with chronic disease.
New understanding of roundworm reproduction could have impact on human and animal infertility issues, say UAB scientists.
Peter Pappas, M.D., is examining why cryptococcus, a fungal infection that many people acquire during childhood, can reactivate later in life with deadly consequences if goes undiagnosed.
CreakyJoints, an online arthritis support community, and UAB are working to gather information directly from patients through smartphones and tablets to find better ways to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected as a lead academic site and received a prestigious NCI grant that will open up clinical trials across a nationwide network and expand treatment options for patients.
African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new UAB study suggests other factors should be considered.
A UAB study describes the process that contributes to persistent scarring of organ tissue in older patients with fibrotic diseases and offers two targets to reduce or control fibrosis.