Displaying items by tag: department of microbiology

Coating insulin-producing cell-clusters with a thin protective layers may be a way to modify and use pig tissue to ultimately treat human diabetes. Testing in mice is the next step.

This is the second potential diagnostic application for an investigational biomarker, and discussions are underway with industry partners to develop an assay from this UAB technology.

A quality-control checkpoint in pre-B cells restricts the range of antibodies produced by mature B cells, and manipulation of the checkpoint could make vaccines more potent.
U.S. News’ 2016 Best Global Universities ranked UAB among the top 200 in the world and top 75 in the United States, making UAB the highest-ranked university in Alabama.
Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.
Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility.
Jorge Galán, latest in a long list of prestigious Marx lecturers, will speak on the molecular pathogenesis of typhoid fever.
The multi-project research targets key molecular steps of immune cell-fate decisions after virus infection.
This annual recognition honors the significant achievements of full-time faculty, staff and students toward developing a more culturally diverse, competent and inclusive university community.
The Brass Symposium is a two-day event with clinics, rehearsals and free, public performances; registration is $50 and ends Feb. 7.
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