Research & Innovation
All academic areas saw increases in grant award monies from November 2017 through October 2018 as the university continues to grow its mission.
A new oral antibiotic medication has been determined to be successful in the treatment of uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhea.
Social media communities supporting moms who are breastfeeding create a unique bond.
Findings show that mitochondrial DNA may strongly influence cellular metabolism and susceptibility to metabolic diseases like heart failure or obesity.
After a series of breakthroughs that researcher Steven Rowe calls "one of the most remarkable stories in modern medicine," the majority of patients with cystic fibrosis can now be treated with highly effective therapies. The next step: adapting these treatments to COPD, asthma and a host of other conditions.
A study of how experimental inhibitors bind a key flu protein may guide novel antiviral compounds.
More than a third of people have the biology of Alzheimer’s disease but not the symptoms. Understanding why could lead to new therapies.
First-of-its kind study looks at impact of rising trend in business world.
A new study from UAB describes the impact of a peer coach intervention on hospitalizations and emergency room visits for individuals with diabetes and depression.
A new grant allows researchers to further identify family-based interventions needed for teen driver safety.
The Community Health Innovation Awards have touched thousands of men, women and children through projects proposed and led by community members across the Birmingham metro area.

UAB investigators are on the track of new technologies to better guide brain tumor therapy decisions.

A new drug offers therapeutic benefit for more than 90 percent of all people with cystic fibrosis.
A new study conducted in part at UAB could change the way doctors treat a common sexually transmitted disease.
Cohort study shows that patients with a condition known as candidemia were 66 percent less likely to die with proper consult.
Study shows that vehicles with advanced technology could potentially reduce crashes, injuries and deaths.
The number of hours of sleep people receive each night may affect their risk of stroke differently based on race, according to a new study.
Women who delay pushing during labor face higher risks for infection and bleeding without reducing the likelihood of having a cesarean delivery.
Children and adolescents are at higher risk of developing mental health problems from abuse, but the severity of mental health problems greatly depends on the timing of abuse.
Ketone supplement produces weight loss in mice on a high fat diet.
A study led by a UAB oncologist finds that adolescents and young adults with a form of leukemia are disposed to higher relapse rates.
The socioeconomic resources of parents and adult children are related to women’s mortality risk in old age.
A new study is recruiting individuals with obesity to look at the effect of beetroot juice on cardiometabolic health and exercise stamina.
UAB investigators are looking at the intriguing possibility of a connection between the gut microbiome and Parkinson’s disease.
Eating a southern-style diet, which is high in fried and processed foods, is the leading factor to explain why African-Americans have a higher risk of hypertension than whites.
Proper diet — including caffeine consumption — can be used as a pain intervention.
End-of-life care can be difficult to navigate, but understanding how to treat a patient based on their goals is key, says one UAB researcher.
A new type of “guardian angel” technology is being developed to warn distracted pedestrians as they cross the street.
Researchers at UAB will begin research to analyze the brain’s response to growth hormones in relation to Alzheimer’s disease.
UAB aging researchers believe it is time to start human trials of drugs known to dramatically extend healthy life in mice.
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