Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen

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Research Editor

jeffhans@uab.edu • (205) 209-2355

Communicates UAB research discoveries and initiatives from across the university for a variety of audiences.

Specific beats include: biochemistry; cell, developmental and integrated biology; microbiology; molecular genetics; neurobiology; pathology; pharmacology and tocixology; Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance; Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

These research areas — part of the Convergence Revolution — have the greatest potential of achieving tremendous impact on the field of medicine in the coming decades or century.
Merkel cells in fingertips were known to turn mechanical force into an electrical signal, but how that signal transferred to the nerve across the synapse was unknown.
Multiple system atrophy is a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disease, with no known disease modifying therapy. 
Lund is the fifth Distinguished Fellow from UAB named since 2019, a sign of the strength of immunology research at UAB.
Cigarette smoking is associated with COPD, and each cigarette has 2 to 3 micrograms of cadmium.
A small blood donation can help UAB researchers and doctors learn how better to use immunology to treat disease.
This advance should facilitate atherosclerosis drug discovery and development.
The site-directed addition of a polymer on the antibody trastuzumab helped this cancer-fighting antibody cross the blood-brain barrier.
These immune CD8 T cells may provide a target for treating the buildup of fatty lesions in the arteries called atherosclerosis.
Vaccination of neonatal mice with group A Streptococcus promotes clonal expansion of B cells that produce antibody against GlcNAc. The association of reduced Type 1 diabetes risk after group A Streptococcus infection is dependent on these GlcNAc-specific B cells.
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