Displaying items by tag: neuroscience

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.

Best of 2015A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.

Best of 2015 2The UAB studies are designed to test the safety and tolerability of CBD oil in patients with intractable seizures. CBD oil, a derivative of the cannabis plant, is delivered orally as an oily liquid.
The Alzheimer’s plaques that accumulate around brain cells also congregate along the walls of blood vessels, according to UAB research, and that may contribute to cognitive issues.
A multisite study led by UAB has found the first biomarker for the onset of seizures in infants with tuberous sclerosis.
UAB's strengths in clinical care and research are powering an interdisciplinary expedition into largely uncharted territory: neuroinflammatory mechanisms in Parkinson's disease.
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