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Eminent leaders are set to gather twice annually to serve as advocates for the School of Medicine, as well as advisers on strategy, philanthropic initiatives and community engagement, to help the school become the preferred academic medical center of the 21st century.
A $4.76 million grant will support a team helping to identify ways to retain HIV-infected persons in care through a new Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia study.
A protein that regulates memory may prove to be a therapeutic target for dementia and memory loss.
Exercise is important for breast cancer survivors, and a UAB study is finding ways to help cancer survivors become more active
A unique philanthropic partnership between Research to Prevent Blindness, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, and Susan and Dowd Ritter will fund ophthalmology research.
Investigating a powerful target for extending lifespans — and suppressing tumor growth.

The eye is a window to the brain; scientists discover early signs of dementia in changes to neurons in the eye’s retina.

This public health initiative aims to ensure area babies have an opportunity to receive vital ‘first-food nutrients’ essential to early development.

Group B Streptococcus, when passed from mother to newborn during birth, is the leading cause of sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis.

UAB researchers are investigating game-based verification that may improve computer security and reduce user frustration compared to typical “type-what-you-see” CAPTCHA tools that use static images.

Christopher Willey receives a crucial ACS research grant to further his novel work on the MARCKS protein in relation to brain cancer.
Immune system cells and a drug used for treating rheumatoid arthritis will be studied in an effort to reduce inflammation in kidney transplants and improve long-term function.
Consuming fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to a 50 percent increase in risk of death, according to a new study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
The Quad Rider makes it easy to shift gears and brake, enabling people with poor grip-control to safely cycle.
Consuming a low-carbohydrate diet should be the first step taken by those with diabetes, according to a new study.
Boni Elewski, M.D., led one of two trials featured in the New England Journal of Medicine that show secukinumab is a safe and effective psoriasis treatment.
UAB nutrition scientists launch an intriguing study of inflammation, obesity and infertility in African elephants in U.S. zoos, a study that may have an impact on the survival of the species.
Nepal has high rates of HPV infection, which nearly always causes cervical cancer. UAB research looks at the prevalence and a potential screening method.
Lawrence Sincich, Ph.D., has been awarded $1.1 million to advance the technology for improved optical access and visual testing of the retina.
People trying to lose weight are often told to eat more fruits and vegetables, but new UAB research shows this bit of advice may not be true.
Professor David Schwebel, Ph.D., developed a new virtual-reality system to help reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths among children.
UAB researchers lay out the facts on commonly held but often erroneous obesity myths. Their conclusion? It’s time to move on.
UAB is the first medical center in the Southeast to implant a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with epilepsy.
A federally funded study at UAB shows how invading glioma cells disrupt brain connections and break down the blood brain barrier.
Growing a garden helps cancer survivors eat better, but the benefits extend beyond the harvest, UAB study reveals.
Research in personalized medicine, health informatics and genomic medicine spans disciplines and will impact the treatment of many diseases.
The partnership combines genomics expertise with leadership in research and clinical medicine to speed efforts to deliver personalized therapies and cures.

Medical advances and interventions may have helped reduce the effects of obesity on life span, say new results published in Obesity Reviews.

New drugs to slow or even prevent Parkinson’s could be in human studies as early as 2015.
Speakers at the third annual Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium will address needs specific to Birmingham’s growth.
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