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.

The biodegradable nanovehicles accumulated in human breast cancer tumors in mice after systemic injection, and they inhibited oncogene expression and extended survival of the mice.
The $20 million National Science Foundation award will help UAB and eight other Alabama-based universities build research infrastructure. UAB’s share will be about $2 million.
The drug inhibits the kinase Cdk5, found in mature neurons. Cdk5 has long been implicated in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions, but previous inhibitors have largely failed to reach the brain through the blood-brain barrier.
This discovery validates siderophore secretion as a drug target in tuberculosis and reveals a new mechanism for putative drugs. Many tuberculosis bacteria are highly resistant to multiple antibiotics.
Nearly all of the 344 residents in Panola, Alabama, received vaccination shots.
This novel mode of altering gene silencing boosts the unfolded protein response pathway in the cancer cells, helping those cells survive during rapid growth.
For just the third time in history, a University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty member has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
This therapy, using sustained release of nitric oxide, may be a novel, efficient and safe way to prevent and treat multiple metabolic diseases.
An absence of sub-strain variation over a short period was seen in sick patients, which may signal impending gut dysbiosis.
This study included three lines of human cancer cells and suggests new potential therapeutic targets in cancer.
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