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A 90-ton machine called a cyclotron will accelerate protons to very high speeds to impact human tumors.
The function and structure of protein GARP2 in rod cells of the retina is still not clear, but researchers have shown that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal degeneration.
Tuberculosis kills 1.8 million people a year, and 10 million more are infected. Development of host-cell directed therapies that could restore cellular function during M. tuberculosis infection, such as a “release and kill” strategy, could shorten drug treatment of TB patients.
Research from UAB suggests that nearly half of children with the most common type of leukemia or their parents say they took more medications than they actually did.
Thanks to the popular TV show Blacklist, America is becoming familiar with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool. UAB scientists and students explain how it works — and how they are using these “molecular scissors” to cut a path toward genetic cures for sickle cell and brain diseases
David Kimberlin, M.D., vice chair of Pediatrics and co-director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is a physician at Children’s of Alabama. He is the editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Red Book, which establishes which vaccines should be given, when and to whom.
A key Leukemia & Lymphoma Society grant will provide an opportunity for a UAB researcher to develop a new immunotherapy treatment approach for the leukemia most prevalent in Western countries.
UAB secured more than $328.5 million in federal research funding in 2015, ranking the institution No. 18 among public universities and No. 34 overall in the United States during a year in which UAB’s total research and development expenditures exceeded $516 million.
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Christopher S. Brown, Ph.D., former vice president of Research for the University of North Carolina System and director and primary investigator of the NASA/North Carolina Space Grant, tapped to grow UAB’s $500 million annual research portfolio.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB No. 162 in its 2017 Best Global Universities ranking, up from its rank of No. 200 in 2016 and 269 spots higher than the next-highest-ranked university in Alabama.
UAB and Auburn will team up for a study of magnetic resonance imaging techniques that could enhance epilepsy surgery.

best of 2016After major investments in information technology infrastructure — bringing the fastest supercomputer in Alabama to campus — UAB can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day just a year ago. 

A significant new UAB study published in Cancer shows that key socioeconomic factors, not race, affect survival of younger multiple myeloma patients.   

Individuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
UAB has implemented a new application suite to improve clinical trial management, and enhance communication among trial sites and with study participants.
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