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Researchers are looking for people who either have Type 2 diabetes or are overweight to participate in the studies.
A study conducted by UAB researchers found that insulin resistance, a precursor to fatal cardiovascular events, is common among young adults.
UAB’s Technology Innovation Center houses a state-of-the-art data center, the fastest university internet connectivity in the state, expandable technology infrastructure, and colocation for UAB’s partners in distributed IT.  
The grant will explore ways to employ artificial intelligence with telehealth in rural, underserved areas of the South.

The higher infectivity correlates with mutations that increase viral binding to a cell surface glucosaminoglycan, heparan sulfate.

Pharmacogenomics has become a valuable tool for optimizing treatments and is poised to play an increasing role in clinical care.

This finding upends the long-held paradigm that priming during lung infections takes place only in the draining lymph nodes, and it will be key to developing more efficient vaccinations and therapies for respiratory challenges.

Christine Curcio, Ph.D., says research findings are important in suggesting that treatments already investigated for cancer might be beneficial for AMD.

A Bcl-2 inhibitor that has FDA approval for treatment of several leukemias reversed lung fibrosis in a bleomycin mouse model.

The largest such survey ever conducted, led by Stefan Kertesz, M.D., shows that weather, rents and personal factors contribute to unsheltered homelessness.

In this arteriolar niche, breast cancer stem cells and arteriolar endothelial cells cross-talk using a well-known signaling pathway. Targeting this pathway may offer therapeutic potential.

Research reveals the ripple effects of childhood trauma and school suspensions. 
UAB continues to lead the way in the evolving field of social entrepreneurship: Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D., has been recognized as one of the field’s top scholars.
The drug Vismodegib, tested in a breast cancer model, is an inhibitor of hedgehog signaling, a form of cell communication manipulated by the tumor microenvironment.
Edwin Aroke, Ph.D., will examine factors, including epigenetics, that play a role in chronic lower back pain in order to improve the quality of life for patients.
People respond to weight loss strategies in different ways, but typical studies test only one intervention at a time. UAB’s Drew Sayer is testing multiple strategies in a single study.
UAB researchers found that death due to cardiovascular causes in the Southeastern U.S. is 16 percent higher than in the rest of the country, and an estimated 101,953 additional deaths need to be prevented by 2025 to bridge this gap.

Understanding how reductive stress is controlled may help personalize treatment of heart failure patients, leading to better outcomes.

The histone methyltransferase DOT1L — the potential target — is overexpressed in ovarian cancer, and high levels of expression correlate with reduced progression-free and overall survival.
Six graduate students in the Academic Medical Center of the 21st Century scholarship program will network with medical professionals, train with top research doctors and receive research funding from the UAB School of Medicine. 
UAB is participating in a nationwide study to treat clinically depressed patients with a VNS device — originally created for treatment of seizure disorders.
Uncontrolled hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major health concern in underserved communities.

MicroCT of infected human lung tissue, along with histology and immunohistochemistry, was used to construct images of TB granulomas, airways and vasculature.

Michele Talley, Ph.D., will address ways to improve mental health access and increase the behavioral health workforce in grant-funded study.
Intranasal vaccination is needle-free and elicits immunity at the site of infection, the respiratory tract.
This research suggests that a path to treat currently untreatable cases of cystic fibrosis is clearly achievable.
Two Collat School of Business marketing professors support the formation of integrative teams of marketing and sales professionals to facilitate cooperation and meaningful communication, and to mitigate workplace conflict.
A small molecule inhibitor has been identified that reduces the growth of uveal melanoma, a rare and deadly cancer of the eye.
Part of the mission of the Civitan International Research Center is to foster the next generation of scientists studying brain development.
Researchers developed a workplace bullying model through qualitative research to help identify critical issues and bring awareness to the seriousness of the issue.
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