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Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. student Jazmine Benjamin was selected as an inaugural fellow for the Howard Garrison Advocacy Fellowship program.
During POTA workshops, attendees will attain proficiency in evidence-based treatments, enhancing capacity to deliver holistic psychosocial cancer care.
Physicians in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB are advancing the field of thyroid care with cutting-edge, patient-specific procedures and collaborative research investigations.
UAB researchers conducted a study in end-stage heart failure patients with cardiogenic shock that revealed that B-type natriuretic peptide levels were elevated in end-stage heart failure but did not predict clinical outcomes.
Certain men may have a higher risk of prostate cancer based on family history or ethnicity or race, and ancestry and should have their first screening discussions at the age of 40.
The UAB Neonatal Helping Hands program provides volunteers the opportunity to hold, rock, talk, sing and read to infants in the RNICU and CCN. The program, which was paused in 2020 due to COVID, has relaunched and is accepting volunteer applications.
Lung-resident memory B cells produced during influenza are long-living immune cells that migrate to the lungs from draining lymph nodes and lie in wait as early responders that can quickly react to future infections. They are key sentinels against subsequent viral variants.
Ovarian cancer is known as the “silent killer” due to the difficulty in early detection because most women do not have any early symptoms.
The modified mRNA — delivered after experimental heart attacks — transiently allows heart muscle cells to proliferate, leading to reduced infarct size and improved heart performance compared to untreated animals.
While preventive treatment with vigabatrin delayed the onset and prevalence of infantile spasms in TSC infants, it had no impact on focal seizures, drug-resistant epilepsy, or improvement of cognitive and behavioral scores at 24 months.
UAB researchers make a case for utilizing telehealth technologies in the care of injured rural patients stating that teletrauma can improve access to trauma care for rural patients.
Rachel Smith, Ph.D., professor in the UAB School of Engineering and principal investigator in the Neural Signal Processing and Modeling lab, was recently awarded multiple grants to fund research in seizure onset localization.
Undergoing surgery can be a highly stressful time for patients and families. Surgeons at UAB work with a team of health care providers to guide patients through the surgery process and provide high-quality, personalized care.
Since 1985, the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study has examined the factors that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease to better understand the natural history of cardiovascular disease over the adult life course.
These results add an additional, mechanistic aspect to further explain how the decades-old blood pressure medication verapamil can preserve beta cell function in Type 1 diabetes patients by affecting the hormone insulin-like growth factor 1.
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