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Southern Research has 400 full-time employees, brings in $80 million in revenue and has an annual economic impact of $150 million.
Throughout 2020, the decline in pediatric emergency department visits among Black and public or self-insured patients was consistently larger than other demographics.
UAB physicians are working on the next steps to begin compassionate or emergency use of the pig kidneys in living humans. Two major approvals will be required.
In response to a viral infection, intrinsic IL-2 production by effector CD8 T cells affects IL-2 signaling, leading to different fates for two subsets of those cells — the one producing IL-2 and the one not producing IL-2.
Consortium led by UAB researchers in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine and School of Public Health received additional funding to further study chronic hypertension and preeclampsia epigenetics participants enrolled in the CHAP trial.
A $200,000 grant for Magic City Data Collective will continue to build a diverse pipeline between students with data analysis skillets and local private-sector job opportunities.
Death or severe brain bleeding in the first week after birth dropped from 27.4 percent to 15 percent after introduction of a bundle of evidence-based, potentially better practices for preterm infants. Median weight of the 820 infants studied was 1 pound, 10 ounces.
The findings represent the first study to examine whether metabolic adaptation, at the level of Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), is associated with time to reach weight-loss goals.
Early research internships allow students to discover careers of interest they may not otherwise experience, providing an effective way to set them up for success, study suggests.

A new study confirms that G207, a genetically engineered virus developed at UAB, may be a beneficial therapy for brain tumors.

Bibb has been studying neuroendocrine cancer for almost 10 years and has published several reports in high-impact scientific journals.
UAB is one of 14 institutions receiving funding for the Nutrition for Precision Health Study, part of the NIH’s All of Us Research Program.
The human preclinical model at UAB provides important knowledge before a Phase I clinical trial can begin for living human recipients. Decades of work by researchers across the world preceded UAB’s first clinical-grade pig kidney xenotransplant.

A detailed mechanistic study unravels how the bacterial endotoxin LPS prevents or promotes allergic disease.

UAB researcher explains why retailers prefer customers to keep purchased items instead of returning.

Disruption of Blimp1 in regulatory T cells remodels the tumor microenvironment and augments the response to immunotherapy.

Although unproven, this novel sickle cell therapy serves as a potential cure. More measures need to be taken to determine long-term function and organ improvement.

Research outcomes from a newly funded study could aid in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for Alzheimer’s.
Zhang’s research compares clothing expenditures between boys versus girls using a rich, household-specific data set.
Research in animal models shows better formation of the fistulas, which are a lifeline for kidney failure patients as the connection site to dialysis machines.

At UAB, the company IN8bio Inc. is running a Phase I clinical trial to treat glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of cancer that originates in the brain.

The PPMI study is looking for biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease, which would help identify those at risk and track the progression of the disease.

UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, Morehouse School of Medicine and Tuskegee University collectively receive $18 million U54 grant from the National Cancer Institute.

After years of researching the SON gene, Erin Eun-Young Ahn, Ph.D., may have found the cause behind an extremely rare disease. 

Recent studies have shown that formal exercise training can help boost memory, and memory deficit is relatively common in people with epilepsy.

COERE awarded $500,000 to provide funds for research supplements to early-career physician-scientists whose research has been impacted by COVID-19.

Basic and translational research in this field aims to repair heart injury and prevent the heart failure that often follows a heart attack.

Bacteria use molecular machines to move proteins, including toxins, across cell membranes. M. tuberculosis, which kills more than 1 million people a year, uses the ESX-4 type VII secretion system to transports its potent exotoxin.

Nearly 100,000 people in the United States have AE-IPF, and approximately 30,000 to 40,000 new cases are found each year.

Could superheroes make children participate in more dangerous play time? A UAB graduate research assistant is conducting a study to see whether superheroes could be related to adolescent injuries.
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