Displaying items by tag: department of genetics

The Gilbert Family Foundation’s Gene Therapy Initiative funds researchers at UAB exploring developmental and curative therapies for NF1.

Examination of a larger group of patients extends the clinical manifestations first described 11 years ago.
A gene mutation causes wrinkled skin and hair loss; turning off that mutation restores the mouse to normal appearance.
Patients with such mutations potentially need increased disease surveillance and show a high predisposition to develop malignancies.
Researchers study the mechanisms that prevent autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus or multiple sclerosis after an infection.
The AGHI, a genomics partnership between UAB and HudsonAlpha, is cited for collaboration by Health Connect South.
The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative has begun full scale recruitment of interested participants at two sites in Birmingham.
Mitochondrial DNA moving to the nucleus contributes to genomic instability in cancer cells, and a novel Fiber-FISH technique can rapidly map the mitochondrial DNA insertions in nuclear genomes.
Two new undergraduate programs — genetics and genomic sciences and immunology — are interdepartmental majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Medicine.
UAB’s genetics clinics have moved to the Kirklin Clinic and Children’s of Alabama.
Ashley Cannon, Ph.D., is the first individual in the UAB neurofibromatosis program to have received this significant honor.
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