Displaying items by tag: department of neurology

The grant links researchers from different disciplines, institutions and locations to study basic mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s disease.

UAB’s Standaert elected vice president of a leading neurological professional organization.

The new grant links UAB researchers with colleagues at two other institutions to search for ways to advance therapies from bench to bedside.
Record $95 million Heersink lead gift to advance strategic growth and biomedical innovation.
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Limiting neuroinflammation may represent a promising new approach to treat neurological diseases driven by neuroinflammation, such as stroke, spinal cord injury and neuropathic pain.

Pharmacogenomics has become a valuable tool for optimizing treatments and is poised to play an increasing role in clinical care.

UAB is participating in a nationwide study to treat clinically depressed patients with a VNS device — originally created for treatment of seizure disorders.
New results suggest the answer is no, implying that the role of tau in the pathogenesis of Lewy body dementias is distinct from Alzheimer’s disease.

The first new medication for Alzheimer’s disease in almost 20 years seems to reduce the amount of amyloid peptide in the brain, which may slow the progression of the disease.

Physicians treating heart disease with anti-coagulants should factor the presence of kidney disease into their decisions on medications.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Dr. Michelle Gray has been elected to be a member on the Scientific Board of the Hereditary Disease Foundation.
The Gwen Claussen, M.D., ALS Research Fund was created to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students in the neurosciences.
Preserving brain health in an aging population is a growing concern in the United States. An estimated one in five Americans 65 years and older has mild cognitive impairment, and one in seven has dementia.
Michael Lopez, M.D., Ph.D., received the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
The starter online wellness program offers patients the opportunity to work with a health coach to assist them in improving and self-managing their health from home.
The study highlights the common host genetic factors that influence the composition of the human gut microbiome, a major factor in human health.
LITT surgery, using heat generated by a laser, offers less side effects and a shorter hospital stay compared to traditional epilepsy surgery.
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