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.

Meier-Gorlin syndrome is a rare genetic developmental disorder that causes dwarfism, small ears, a small brain, missing patella and other skeletal abnormalities.
Further understanding is needed of the redox change called reductive stress and its impact on the onset and progression of neurodegeneration.
A local early-stage startup has been approved for low-cost, low-risk, non-invasive procedures for patients with chronic liver disease.
Mutations in CHD7 cause severe birth defects known as CHARGE syndrome cases, which include severe and life-threatening heart malformations.
Maryland-based Altimmune Inc. has submitted an Investigational New Drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to commence a Phase 1 clinical study of its single-dose intranasal candidate.
The company will focus on the invention, creation and monetization of proprietary medical technologies to solve major health challenges.
This finding and further studies could help treat strabismus, a condition in which the eyes do not properly align with each other while looking at an object.
Tuscher is one of what the foundation calls “150 of the world’s most promising young scientists” doing groundbreaking neurobiological research.
One participant said, “It seems like we’ve done 10 years of work in seven months!”
This study used powerful genomic tools and supercomputers to analyze massive amounts of genetic data and identify individual strains within single species of the gut microbiome present during an infant’s first 6 years of life.
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