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.

A comprehensive health-screening program in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal has found a high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases.

New results suggest the answer is no, implying that the role of tau in the pathogenesis of Lewy body dementias is distinct from Alzheimer’s disease.

Only 22 early-career researchers were selected as Pew Scholars this year, and Thyme is one of five whose research focus is the brain.

Responsibility for the safety, integrity and scientific validity of the trials fell to 12 experts of the COVID-19 Vaccine Data and Safety Monitoring Board, who now have taken the unusual step of publishing details of their review process.

COVID-19 vaccines were not developed overnight. Here are the astounding stories behind mRNA vaccines.
Researchers used a pig model of heart attacks, which more closely resembles the human heart in size and physiology, and thus has high clinical relevance to human disease.
A single intranasal dose provided sterilizing immunity — no detectable COVID-19 virus — in the lungs of vaccinated mice, in contrast to dense infection in lungs of unvaccinated mice.
ResBiotic Inc. will use the money to develop and commercialize groundbreaking probiotic formulations for lung health.
Knowledge of the specific flagellins that drive the pathogenic immune response in Crohn’s disease is a step toward a potential preventive treatment.
This 3D-printed anatomical finger model is a low-cost ultrasound training tool for procedural guidance in corticosteroid injections.
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