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Cardiac muscle patches in this proof-of-concept research may represent an important step toward the clinical use of 3-D-printing technology, as researchers have grown heart tissue by seeding a mix of human cells onto a 1-micron-resolution scaffold made with a 3-D printer.
This study shows how stress blocks the release of an anti-anxiety neuropeptide in the brain, and it could pave the way for new therapeutic targets for PTSD.
A significant new study by The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, including a UAB physician-scientist, uncovers genetic mutations of cervical cancer that hold a key to targeting and treating the disease.
Thanks to the popular TV show Blacklist, America is becoming familiar with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool. UAB scientists and students explain how it works — and how they are using these “molecular scissors” to cut a path toward genetic cures for sickle cell and brain diseases
UAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine has two exercise studies underway, one for patients needing joint replacement and one to boost muscle in seniors.
A seven-year effort led by a UAB neurologist has established the first guidelines for the use of fMRI in epilepsy surgery.
For women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.
Pediatric patients admitted to intensive care units face increased risk of death from sudden kidney problems.
A UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.
UAB will study a drug originally developed for Parkinson’s disease that may help reduce breath holding in patients with Rett syndrome.

This rapidly fatal brain cancer has seen only two improvements in therapy in 30 years, and research findings are pointing toward a unique new human clinical trial in 2017. 

UAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine will join a key NIH consortium looking for the molecular changes that occur during and after exercise to advance the understanding of how physical activity improves and preserves health.
Funding from a National Eye Institute award to the UAB School of Optometry will advance eye care research.
Alabama now has more EPSCoR Track II grants than any other state following the award of basic science grants meant to stimulate competitive research in regions of the country traditionally less able to compete for such research funds.

UAB researchers release new research findings on effect of CBD oil at national Epilepsy Society Meetings

Authors of a New England Journal of Medicine article recommend a new case be made for housing to end homelessness, emphasizing benefits and de-emphasizing problematic cost-savings arguments.
UAB secured more than $328.5 million in federal research funding in 2015, ranking the institution No. 18 among public universities and No. 34 overall in the United States during a year in which UAB’s total research and development expenditures exceeded $516 million.

The Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership, a broad coalition of public, community, business and education leaders committed to fostering economic growth for the region and offering better opportunities for young adults, partnered to secure a nearly $6 million U.S. Department of Labor Education and Training Administration’s America’s Promise grant. 

A UAB study says the rate of yoga-related injuries is going up, especially in older participants.

Christopher S. Brown, Ph.D., former vice president of Research for the University of North Carolina System and director and primary investigator of the NASA/North Carolina Space Grant, tapped to grow UAB’s $500 million annual research portfolio.

Scientists from around the world will gather at UAB in December to focus on HIV research and women, particularly collaborative research on women living with HIV and those at risk.
A Western-style diet, with more omega-6 fatty acids than the Mediterranean, dysregulates lipid signaling in aged mice and promotes inflammation.
The power and promise of personalized medicine: a genetic test can reduce cardiovascular risk for some heart patients
Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council has established regional networks throughout Alabama to centralize resources for those with autism spectrum disorder, and for their families.
A mechanism through which circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability allows pacesetter neurons to communicate with the rest of the body via electrical impulses, with possible implications in understanding and treating mood disorders.
Antibody VRC01 proves safe for individuals infected with HIV-1 but only modestly controls the virus in participants who stop receiving antiretroviral therapy.
UAB and Auburn will team up for a study of magnetic resonance imaging techniques that could enhance epilepsy surgery.
Priming the body to respond to immunotherapy with a new class of drugs: epigenetic modifiers.
This study of cockroach-induced asthma and Enterobacter mirrors previous studies with fungus- and house dust mite-induced asthma, where neonatal vaccination with bacteria suppressed adult asthma.
Those living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, according to a UAB study.
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