Displaying items by tag: department of psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology

A UAB crowdfunded study of Narcan to reverse heroin overdoses has funded 350 naloxone kits and reversed nine overdoses.

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. 

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.

Best of 2015 2Neuron-derived microRNAs obtained from blood samples may correlate with treatment response and could aid the search for new therapeutics.

Research underway in UAB’s Mood Disorders Program is investigating promising new therapies, including novel drugs and low field magnetic stimulation.
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.

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.
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.
The biological perspective of suicide will be the focus of the latest UAB Science, Communication and Innovation talks.
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.
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.

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.

UAB Psychiatry is quickly becoming a top-10 program for mood disorders research and care with six new faculty since January 2012.

The award is presented annually to an academic psychiatrist who has fostered the pursuit of trainee research within his university department. 

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