Alabama now has more EPSCoR Track II grants than any other state following the award of basic science grants meant to stimulate competitive research in regions of the country traditionally less able to compete for such research funds.
A mechanism through which circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability allows pacesetter neurons to communicate with the rest of the body via electrical impulses, with possible implications in understanding and treating mood disorders.
"Studies indicate the vast majority of suicide attempt survivors end up eventually dying of something other than suicide, so a means of preventing someone from making future gun purchases during a suicidal crisis might reduce suicide rates.”
Published in Focus on Patient Care
A UAB study examines teen sleep patterns and exposure to media in an effort to see if there is a link to teen obesity.
A UAB crowdfunded study of Narcan to reverse heroin overdoses has funded 350 naloxone kits and reversed nine overdoses.
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A UAB study that is the first of its kind found that a tiny RNA — miR-124-3p — appears to play a role in producing major depression. 

Summa cum laude graduate John Wesley Chancellor has been selected to serve in the Peace Corps, joining others from UAB in a longstanding tradition of involvement in the program.
Published in Student Experience
The bullying, lying and lack of respect in this year’s political campaigning is teaching children all the wrong lessons, and parents need to intervene.
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Best of 2015 2Neuron-derived microRNAs obtained from blood samples may correlate with treatment response and could aid the search for new therapeutics.

Naloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United States, a crowdfunded project from UAB researchers aims to put naloxone in the hands of those at highest risk.
Published in Service to Community

About half of American hospitals have some form of arts programming, usually art or music therapy. Now a growing number of medical centers — UAB Hospital is the first in Alabama — are implementing the more comprehensive AIM model.
Published in Experiencing the Arts
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.
UAB yields two-plus winners for fourth consecutive year for national undergraduate research scholarship program.
Published in Student Experience
Combined measurements of brain anatomy, connectivity and neurochemistry distinguish autism spectrum disorder subjects from controls.
The biological perspective of suicide will be the focus of the latest UAB Science, Communication and Innovation talks.
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Observations on depression with insight gleaned from the laboratory and the clinic are the focus of the third UAB Neuroscience Café at the Hoover Library.
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Experts from UAB and other leading institutions will discuss mood disorders and suicide at an April symposium.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approve new endowments, promotions and programs during its Feb. 7 meeting.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Ford’s book presents studies of various kinds of liars, including pathological liars, con artists and people who deliberately injure themselves in order to fake illness.
Published in Faculty Excellence

A UAB study examines whether bipolar disorder can be treated with monthly rather than daily doses of a drug to boost compliance – now enrolling patients.

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