Displaying items by tag: neuroscience

Researchers have proposed a model that resolves a seeming paradox in one of the most intriguing areas of the brain, exploring how immature granule cells in the dentate gyrus appear able to enhance pattern separation due to lesser synaptic connectivity than mature cells.

Customized deep-coverage, next-generation sequencing will replace the current state-of-the-art approach.
Gerardo Hernandez-Moreno, a junior in biomedical engineering, and JaVarus Humphries, junior in neuroscience, plan to develop a network of unbiased medical professionals to offer a safe place for inner-city youth to learn about sexual health and disease.
Aseel Dib, senior in neuroscience and chemistry and Mallack Jaber, senior in neuroscience, will work with student organizations at UAB to engage in dialogue about issues of Islamaphobia and xenophobia in Birmingham.
Anisha Das, senior in neuroscience, plans to enlist UAB student volunteers to serve as personalized computer skills tutors for residents of Birmingham’s Highland Manor assisted-living facility.

Aileen Jong, senior in philosophy, Michelle Nguyen, senior in neuroscience, and Clara Wan, senior in biology, are bringing attention to a little-discussed issue: menstrual hygiene management.
UAB joins with leading Parkinson’s disease organizations for a Birmingham conference.
Preliminary results from UAB’s CBD oil studies show benefit in seizure control in some patients.
A key role for microRNA-155 in brain inflammation and neurodegeneration makes it both a potential therapeutic target and a biomarker for this progressive disorder.
Parkinson Association of Alabama will hold walk to raise research funding for Parkinson’s disease.
Alabama ALS chapter honors UAB’s Peter King with Spirit of Lou Gehrig Award.
Celebrity chef B. Smith, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, will be joined by UAB Alzheimer’s expert Erik Roberson, for a discussion of the disease at a signing for Smith’s new book.
UAB researchers find that epigenetic changes associated with chronic obesity alter expression of memory-related genes in the brain.

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

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