Displaying items by tag: neuroscience

UAB’s long-running study of cannabidiol reveals potential interactions between CBD and some commonly used anti-epileptic drugs.
Improvements in motor function and memory suggest human neurodevelopmental disorders may be amenable to treatment, even after onset of symptoms. According to a researcher, neurodevelopmental disorders with intellectual disability and autism may not need to last a lifetime.
This potential chemotherapeutic agent to treat glioblastoma — a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates — is a novel small molecule inhibitor.
UAB research suggests EEG headsets, growing in popularity among consumers, need better security.
There will be more than 33,000 brain tumors diagnosed in Americans this year, according to the National Cancer Institute; but a UAB neurosurgeon says advances in treatment paint a brighter outlook than in years past.
At a time when medical cannabis and cannabis-based products are gaining traction in the treatment of seizures, one of UAB’s CBD oil investigators serves as a guest editor for a special research journal devoted to cannabinoid research.
UAB neurosurgery’s commitment to quality care is reflected in outcomes that beat national averages in key measurements.
A committee selected by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research awarded UAB and four other centers as Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders sites-
Advances in brain imaging allowing early detection of the plaques implicated in Alzheimer’s disease have pushed prevention strategies in the fight against dementia.
UAB is a clinical site for the A4 Study of Alzheimer’s disease, recently featured in Newsweek magazine.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has named UAB a Center of Comprehensive MS Care, the highest designation in its three-tiered system.

New research from UAB sheds light on the connection between Parkinson’s disease and the trillions of bacteria in our guts. 

Becoming a neuroscientist is hard enough. But some trainees, including minority students and those with disabilities, face different challenges along the way. UAB’s Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars program helps pave the way for their progress. A few scholars share their stories.
The expanded UAB Summer Program in Neuroscience, with renewed funding from the National Science Foundation, is looking for underserved undergrads for science mentoring.
It appears that new cells compete to ‘win’ synapse connections away from old cells, which promotes network plasticity.
A UAB study confirming the efficacy of surgical removal of the thymus for patients with myasthenia gravis was cited as one of the top neurology stories of the year by the New England Journal of Medicine.
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