An interdisciplinary team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham which works to unravel how the body’s immune system contributes to the development and progression of the pathology in the brain of PD patients, was the first to reveal that disruption of the JAK/STAT pathway using inhibitors commonly called Jakinibs, prevented the neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration seen in PD patients.
A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients. tDCS is a type of neuromodulator that delivers constant, low-current electricity to a targeted portion of the brain.
UAB researchers will use a $1.8 million grant to look at single cells for altered expression of the interferon gamma receptor gene.
VA Research support for UAB clinicians and scientists has been important for six decades.
Researchers at UAB look to integrate health care within rural communities to improve care for children.

ACOG recognizes G. Wright Bates, M.D., for making a difference and positive impact as a mentor.
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing student Aoyjai Prapanjaroensin, has been named the recipient of this year’s Kathleen C. Brown Scholarship for Emerging Leadership in Occupational Health Nursing.
A team of researchers recently discovered this when they used drones to study population densities of endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. By accident, they also ended up documenting the courtship rituals of a different species, green turtles—the first time this has been done with this technology.
Longtime VP for Research and Economic Development Richard B. Marchase, Ph.D., plans to retire at the end of 2016. During his tenure, UAB annual research expenditures grew from $331 million to $510 million.
A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients.
Babyface, “The Story Behind the Songs” will bring together musical reminiscences from throughout his career with behind-the-scenes anecdotes, along with hit music.
Nonprofits, local agencies and UAB offer resources for aging adults at The Successful Aging Expo.
The exhibition, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, features masterpieces of 19th and early 20th century American art selected from the Warners’ private collection.
Antibiotic use in acute and long-term care facilities is a focus of UAB’s antibiotic stewardship program.
Enjoy uniquely Brazilian popular music, with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, in the intimate parlor of the Alys Stephens Center’s historic ArtPlay house.
Daniel Deligio, O.D., treats a rare disease and provides successful treatment plan for Sam Peppers.
Renovations to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center have begun as the center prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Results show that JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors may be a new class of therapeutic treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Acting by reducing inflammation, they prevent neurodegeneration in animal models and may be an important new approach to slow progression of the disease.
The undergraduates answered questions on everything from disease outbreaks to community health as they competed against 13 teams from across the country.
Governor Robert Bentley has signed an executive order establishing the initiative to improve the health literacy of Alabamians, and UAB faculty will play an important role.
Do, a student leadership staffer, is among a group of 10 people selected from across the country as “White House Champions of Change for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.” He will travel to Washington, D.C., for a two-day visit May 4-5.
Vulcan Solar Power has been selected by the University of Alabama at Birmingham for construction of a commercial-scale solar facility. The solar project is the first undertaken by the university.
How long are your eyes really off the road if you're snapping a selfie or sending a quick text from behind the wheel?
Two young Alabama women formed a bond over a rare germ cell cancer affecting only 1,000 women across the United States.
Cutting-edge technology and research brings national attention to UAB.
Human trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing criminal industry, ensnaring 20-plus million people in modern slavery — even in Birmingham. UAB Honors College students investigate the problem’s economic, social, political and psychological roots to separate fact from fiction.
Kevin Franks will earn his degree in mechanical engineering this weekend, becoming the sixth family member to graduate from UAB.
Understanding how people respond to aspirin is key in terms of knowing who will benefit from it.
Two UAB students will travel to other institutions and take part in a research project as part of the Amgen Scholars program.
Understanding how people respond to aspirin is key in terms of knowing who will benefit from it.
Inmates at a U.S. jail who'd used LSD, mushrooms or ecstasy were less likely to commit acts of domestic violence after release, researchers report.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Department of Ophthalmology will host the 2016 Annual Clinical and Research Symposium on May 13-14 at the Westin Birmingham.
Summa cum laude graduate John Wesley Chancellor has been selected to serve in the Peace Corps, joining others from UAB in a longstanding tradition of involvement in the program.
New improvements and enhancements will enable the Alys Stephens Center to transform the Jemison Concert Hall into a proscenium theater perfect for larger dance performances, and the center will be fully re-carpeted with the original design and materials.
The city will give the UAB football program five yearly installments of $500,000 each.
UAB School of Nursing Professor David Vance, Ph.D., received a five-year, $2.86 million R01 grant to test ways of improving cognitive function in older adults with HIV.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has developed a statewide coalition to increase uptake of HPV vaccinations in Alabama.
Adam Gordon, O.D., discusses blue light, including the lack of clinical evidence in advertisements overstating dangers, as well as the effects of blue light on sleep and eye discomfort.
With a legacy of leadership, UAB National Pan-Hellenic Council has demonstrated exemplary service and commitment to academic excellence for many years.
The Alabama Organ Center moved into a new 8,710-square-foot office space at UAB last year that includes two ICU bays, two organ and tissue recovery suites, and lab services. The AOC has also opened its in-house donor recovery center.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, led by biology professor Thane Wibbels and doctoral student Elizabeth Bevan, believe they have a more accurate and substantially higher estimate for the Kemp's historic population size.
Joining SARA enables the university to expand access to online programs and open doors for more students to take classes at UAB.
The facility will enable new distracted-driving research, addressing a major public health issue that is a leading cause of highway and traffic-related injuries and death.
Chapman’s new works were inspired by the 108 days the family spent waiting for his daughter’s heart transplant. Also featured are works made by his daughter and her fellow pediatric heart patients as they awaited organ transplants.
UAB Health System helps faculty and staff be ready for emergencies during Spring PrepareAthon.
Celebrate spring with the UAB/Red Cross Blood Drive.
These immature granule cell neurons are thought to increase pattern discrimination, even though they are a small proportion of the granule cells in the dentate gyrus. But it is not clear how they contribute.
If confirmed, the discoveries would add to the single known Viking settlement in the New World, located at L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland.
The awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.
Tiffany Reed, an early childhood and elementary education major, will be honored at the 2016 Alabama Alpha Delta Kappa convention in Birmingham.
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