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Investigations by researchers at UAB reveal the existence of a day/night rhythm of heart hormones, and how the disturbance of this rhythm could contribute to a high risk of high blood pressure and poor cardiovascular health in obese individuals.

This novel virulence trait, which increases severity of S. pneumoniae superinfection, involves pneumococcal surface protein A, now identified as an adhesin.

A comprehensive health-screening program in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal has found a high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases.

New results suggest the answer is no, implying that the role of tau in the pathogenesis of Lewy body dementias is distinct from Alzheimer’s disease.
A new R01 study aims to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among African American and Black young adults in the Southern United States.

Edwin Aroke, Ph.D., CRNA, is being honored for his research on pain disparities and the roles of CRNAs in pain management.

Responsibility for the safety, integrity and scientific validity of the trials fell to 12 experts of the COVID-19 Vaccine Data and Safety Monitoring Board, who now have taken the unusual step of publishing details of their review process.

Despite extensive knowledge about HIV, the number of cases of incident HIV infection has decreased only 7 percent over the past decade.
With increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has emerged as the most common cause of liver disease among children and adolescents in industrialized countries.

Sensory processing difficulties, which affect one in six people, can make public spaces a nightmare and lead to traumatic meltdowns. A UAB expert teaches venues around the world how to help rather than hurt. Here’s her advice. 

Researchers at UAB are looking at the health of brain structures called dendritic spines in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
Tasha Curiel’s research on the effects of polluted environments on developing brains won first place in the Social and Behavioral Science category at the UAB Spring Expo undergraduate research competition.
Study finds that women and minorities could bear the brunt of layoffs in state and local government as automation increases.
The Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize is the most prestigious award in the polycystic kidney disease field.
People of Mexican descent with variants of a certain gene are more at risk for Type 2 diabetes, but the risk of developing the disease does not increase for people of other Hispanic and Latino background groups.
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