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The $20 million National Science Foundation award will help UAB and eight other Alabama-based universities build research infrastructure. UAB’s share will be about $2 million.
The drug inhibits the kinase Cdk5, found in mature neurons. Cdk5 has long been implicated in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions, but previous inhibitors have largely failed to reach the brain through the blood-brain barrier.
This discovery validates siderophore secretion as a drug target in tuberculosis and reveals a new mechanism for putative drugs. Many tuberculosis bacteria are highly resistant to multiple antibiotics.
This novel mode of altering gene silencing boosts the unfolded protein response pathway in the cancer cells, helping those cells survive during rapid growth.
For just the third time in history, a University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty member has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
This therapy, using sustained release of nitric oxide, may be a novel, efficient and safe way to prevent and treat multiple metabolic diseases.
A UAB physics professor has received a grant to synthesize novel materials for hypersonic applications and study their response under extreme conditions.
An absence of sub-strain variation over a short period was seen in sick patients, which may signal impending gut dysbiosis.
This study included three lines of human cancer cells and suggests new potential therapeutic targets in cancer.
UAB is the only site in the state of Alabama to perform brachytherapy treatment.
The distinct cell populations were identified by single-nucleus RNA sequencing of 21,600 cells of the rat ventral tegmental area, located in the midbrain.
The investigational drug masitinib appears to inhibit parts of the immune system that may be overactive in ALS.
The UAB Cardiogenomics Clinic provides genetic testing and counseling for a gene variant associated with a risk of heart failure and death.
Researchers show how two types of immune cells — one a part of the innate immune system and the other a part of the adaptive immune system — play distinct and indispensable roles in the colon to defend against pathogenic bacteria.
UAB researchers analyze the role that natriuretic peptides play in high nighttime blood pressure.
This genetic risk score may help health care providers identify the risk of heart disease earlier and take preventive measures.
COVID-related acute kidney injury peaked in 10- to 15-year-olds and 70- to 75-year-olds, suggesting age is not the sole determinant in severity of illness from COVID-19.
Researchers have been awarded a $2.6 million, four-year National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate a safer and more durable stent design, using techniques licensed through the UAB Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship by the UAB spinoff company Endomimetics LLC.
The monoclonal antibody cocktail is deliverable via a nasal dose, and it is also effective against SARS, MERS and several coronavirus cold viruses. The antibodies are engineered for long-acting effectiveness, potentially lasting a year or more when used in humans.
Reporting mental health records to national firearm background check system decreases suicide rates, according to research published by Collat School of Business professors.
The fields of neuroengineering and brain-computer interfaces could have a tremendous impact on a number of neurologic conditions, such as stroke, neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and other brain diseases.
Researchers hope to learn whether the immune system will respond to the experimental vaccines by making antibodies and T cells that could fight HIV if a person is ever exposed to the virus in the future.
Traditional markers of cardiometabolic health may be lower in Black individuals, but the development of diabetes is more common in those with African ancestry.
Benefits of the blood pressure medication verapamil include delayed disease progression, lowered insulin requirements and preservation of some beta cell function.
Student-led study shows that those with autism spectrum disorder present difficulties in time estimation abilities while driving.
More adolescents and young adults in the U.S. vape cannabis instead of nicotine, contradicting widely held beliefs of nicotine consumption in vaping.
The grant will fund research surrounding next-generation human models that could potentially aid in the development of treatment for glioblastoma.
As overall in-hospital cardiac arrest rates rise, overall survival rates are improving in tandem. But researchers say there is still room for improvement.
Blacks face much greater rates of heart disease than do whites. A wider study is needed to further investigate this racial difference and identify potential therapeutic targets.
UAB researchers are contributing to “Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges,” a national publication aimed at exploring the nation’s oral health over two decades.
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