Xincheng Yao, Ph.D., an assistant biomedical engineering professor in the UAB School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Career Award. The five-year, $400,000 award benefits Yao’s research into the development of an optical coherence tomography instrument that provides sub-cellular- and sub-millisecond-resolution imaging of the human retina. The technology promises a high-resolution method for noninvasive evaluation of retinal neural function and dynamics, which could significantly advance the study and early diagnosis of major eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.The NSF Career Award is considered to be among the foundation's most prestigious awards and supports the early career-development activities of teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.
Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis is reduced in a rat model using a cell-signaling inhibitor drugResults show that JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors may be a new class of therapeutic treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Acting by reducing inflammation, they prevent neurodegeneration in animal models and may be an important new approach to slow progression of the disease.posted 2 days ago 293 viewsUAB driving simulator lab has national debut live on TODAYCutting-edge technology and research brings national attention to UAB.posted 6 days ago 2319 viewsStudy shows how different people respond to aspirin — an important cardioprotective drugUnderstanding how people respond to aspirin is key in terms of knowing who will benefit from it.posted 7 days ago 785 viewsDepartment of Ophthalmology to host 2016 Clinical and Research SymposiumThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Department of Ophthalmology will host the 2016 Annual Clinical and Research Symposium on May 13-14 at the Westin Birmingham.posted 7 days ago 336 viewsStudy to test ways to improve cognitive functioning of older adults with HIVUAB School of Nursing Professor David Vance, Ph.D., received a five-year, $2.86 million R01 grant to test ways of improving cognitive function in older adults with HIV.posted 9 days ago 684 viewsFirst-of-its-kind driving simulator lab at UAB powered by donation from Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and ALDOTThe facility will enable new distracted-driving research, addressing a major public health issue that is a leading cause of highway and traffic-related injuries and death.posted 14 days ago 2415 viewsUAB looking for healthy adults to participate in study on blood pressureThe UAB Division of Rheumatology and Immunology and the Division of Cardiovascular Disease look at effects of Allopurinol in healthy adults age 18-40.posted 15 days ago 691 viewsUAB observational study of Zika virus infection during pregnancy begins in BrazilUAB professor leads study in Brazil to help further understand the effects of Zika virus during pregnancy.posted 20 days ago 1920 viewsUAB Medical Genomics Laboratory refines its genetic testing technologyCustomized deep-coverage, next-generation sequencing will replace the current state-of-the-art approach.posted 21 days ago 1171 viewsUAB REACT aims to catalyze high-impact clinical trials in medical rehabilitationUAB’s new REACT Center is the national coordinating center for six centers designed to promote research and train scientists and clinicians in the medical rehabilitation field.posted 22 days ago 1538 viewsUAB to hold 11th annual MHRC Health Disparities SymposiumThe 11th annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, April 21, will showcase compelling workshops and the groundbreaking findings of eminent researchers in the health disparities field.
UAB cleared for design stage of new Collat School of Business and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship buildingBoard approval provides authorization for stage three planning to proceed for new Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Collat School of Business building.posted 24 days ago 3106 viewsPersonality may dictate how distracted you are while drivingUAB researchers uncover new information about drivers’ likelihood to participate in risky roadway behavior.posted 24 days ago 2104 viewsLawson receives ADA investigator awardNathaniel Lawson, DMD, assistant professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry, is the recipient of the 2015 John W. Stanford New Investigator Award given by the American Dental Association.posted 24 days ago 945 viewsUAB awarded $19.5 million grant for new xenotransplantation programGift from United Therapeutics will establish Xenotransplantation Institute and bring additional resources to support the endeavor with a goal of genetically modified kidney transplants taking place by 2021.posted 27 days ago 4430 viewsAlabama Vaccine Research Clinic recruiting for new clinical trial for preventive antibody for HIVAn international clinical trial for a new HIV antibody, VRC01 begins in late spring at UAB as part of the Antibody Mediated Prevention study.posted 29 days ago 845 viewsCardiac arrest study showed benefit from antiarrhythmic drugsA resuscitation study found another small step to help improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.posted a while back 1560 viewsFertility Care Network provides infertility resources to families throughout stateInfertility choices for women are expanded with UAB Fertility Care Network.posted a while back 1673 viewsNew study explores patient navigator effect for those with diabetesRole of mentors for patients with diabetes is the focus of a $30,000 grant.posted a while back 1466 viewsAlumnus and Rhodes Scholar Josh Carpenter to speak at UAB EXPOThe event celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship from UAB undergraduate students. This year's theme is “Becoming Confident in Curiosity: Live the Questions.”posted a while back 1633 views
- Event Date April 21