Research & Innovation
Alabama Power recognizes innovative student research with two $5,000 grants.
The UAB freshman immunology honors seminar recently held a Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper reporter Matt Richtel.

A UAB researcher’s involvement in clinical trials helped approve a first-of-its-kind targeted medication to reduce pain crisis for individuals with sickle cell disease.

Community members from Beaufort, South Carolina, trained palliative care physicians on how to have culturally appropriate conversations with their patients based on their backgrounds and ethnicities.

Engineered tissue from a bioprinter has promise for organ regeneration or replacement.

Researchers examined 50 years’ worth of data from studies that analyzed substance use disorder treatments.
Researchers found they could prevent deadly infections by giving the newborn mice specific protective bacteria.
Real-world problems are solved through a two-month entrepreneurship educational experience for students across UAB’s campus.

A new study shows the quality of sleep medical and surgical residents receive is poor and causes persistent fatigue throughout residency.   

Ilias Perakis commissioned an image to convey his terahertz-driven superconductivity.
A first-of-its-kind newborn mouse model will permit study of how to protect extremely low birth-weight infants from bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD.  
A mouse-model study of the sensor will aid the search for treatments to delay human heart failure, which often follows a heart attack.
Researchers have hired local community health care workers to collect samples from children for testing — and will provide treatment — if it is found that children living in several Alabama Black Belt counties are infected with hookworm, and related intestinal infections.
Five-year, research-funding growth has grown by more than $154 million, marking a 34.4 percent increase in grants and awards won by faculty.
This study shows, for the first time, that CFTR existed with the basic function as an ion channel earlier than the ancient split between jawed and jawless vertebrates.
A UAB study shows that parent-adolescent relationships are more positive with strength-based communications.
This study included preclinical experiments and use of bronchoalveolar cells from IPF patients.
A study conducted by UAB investigators reports a decline in cholesterol levels since the 2013 cholesterol guidelines, but more needs to be done in the way of improving cardiovascular health.
Scientists know exercise is good for the body. A new study will dig down all the way to the molecular level to find out why.
Identify reading difficulties and connecting them with strategies and interventions is the goal of a free online tool from UAB.
A new discovery in parts of the nerve called Nodes of Ranvier yielded an answer to rapid sensory and motor reactions in mammals.
This first-of-its-kind study aims to address this information gap by examining total net worth in conjunction with five components of wealth.
UAB’s Tara Warner explores why some individuals are more likely to own guns than others.
Researchers will study innovative strategies to better engage populations most at risk, most vulnerable, and least likely to have access to eye care to detect and manage glaucoma and other eye diseases in community-based settings.
New study identifies HIPK2 as a novel regulator of heart failure progression.
A UAB researcher’s promising data shows improvement of Duchenne muscular dystrophy symptoms in mice and zebrafish using an experimental drug.
Approximately one in four people with disabilities are diagnosed with diabetes.
Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Stanford University want to learn more about silent strokes and their role in brain health, including dementia.
The findings emphasize the importance of wide-reaching public health interventions to prevent hypertension among this population.
The goal is to train and add 63 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners and social workers to Alabama’s workforce over the course of three years.
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