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 distinct cell populations were identified by single-nucleus RNA sequencing of 21,600 cells of the rat ventral tegmental area, located in the midbrain.
Researchers show how two types of immune cells — one a part of the innate immune system and the other a part of the adaptive immune system — play distinct and indispensable roles in the colon to defend against pathogenic bacteria.
Researchers have been awarded a $2.6 million, four-year National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate a safer and more durable stent design, using techniques licensed through the UAB Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship by the UAB spinoff company Endomimetics LLC.
The monoclonal antibody cocktail is deliverable via a nasal dose, and it is also effective against SARS, MERS and several coronavirus cold viruses. The antibodies are engineered for long-acting effectiveness, potentially lasting a year or more when used in humans.
Topics include induced pluripotent stem cell technologies, nanotechnologies, nanomedicine, advanced biomanufacturing, 3D culture systems, 3D organoid systems, genetic approaches to cardiovascular tissue engineering and organs-on-a-chip.
Benefits of the blood pressure medication verapamil include delayed disease progression, lowered insulin requirements and preservation of some beta cell function.
Björkman will speak on “Structural correlates of antibody neutralization of pathogenic viruses.”
Blacks face much greater rates of heart disease than do whites. A wider study is needed to further investigate this racial difference and identify potential therapeutic targets.
Anindya Dutta, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues now have detailed the first structure-function study of this long non-coding RNA.
UAB physicians are working on the next steps to begin compassionate or emergency use of the pig kidneys in living humans. Two major approvals will be required.
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