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Anyone traveling more than four hours by air, car or bus can be at risk for blood clots. The director of the UAB Vein Center provides tips on how to prevent blood clots when traveling.
The drug inhibits the kinase Cdk5, found in mature neurons. Cdk5 has long been implicated in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions, but previous inhibitors have largely failed to reach the brain through the blood-brain barrier.
Pirfenidone shows promise as treatment for acute pancreatitis in therapeutic settings, according to new study.
The Pancreatobiliary Disease Center treats diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts with a personalized and multidisciplinary approach.
During the past half-century, the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute has pioneered many changes, including groundbreaking research, new medicines and innovative techniques.
Join UAB in bringing awareness of colorectal cancer through various resources and tips for the community.
Although combination chemotherapy with radiation has been the standard of care for treating rectal cancer for more than 20 years, very little is known about why some tumors are more resistant to this treatment than others.
With news about UAB’s first peer-reviewed, published transplant of genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human individual, there are many questions about what this means for the future of transplant and how this will save countless lives moving forward.
UAB physicians are working on the next steps to begin compassionate or emergency use of the pig kidneys in living humans. Two major approvals will be required.
Kitchen fires make up nearly a quarter of all burn injuries treated at the UAB Burn Center.
The UAB Trauma Center is busier than ever as the number of trauma cases at UAB Hospital has reached record levels.
Bibb has been studying neuroendocrine cancer for almost 10 years and has published several reports in high-impact scientific journals.
In the study published in the American Journal of Transplantation, UAB researchers tested the first human preclinical model for transplanting genetically modified pig kidneys into humans.
Jim Parsons’ legacy paves the way for thousands to potentially receive lifesaving organs through UAB’s xenotransplantation program.
The human preclinical model at UAB provides important knowledge before a Phase I clinical trial can begin for living human recipients. Decades of work by researchers across the world preceded UAB’s first clinical-grade pig kidney xenotransplant.
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