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Foods high in fats have long been put into the “unhealthy” category by nutrition experts, but UAB researchers believe this may have been all wrong, all along.
Convergence insufficiency can be mistaken for attention deficit disorder because the inability to focus eyesight can lead to reading and attention problems.
Male and female mice use different immune cells to process chronic pain, indicating that different therapies for different genders could better target the problem.
The school aims to continue offering students cutting-edge opportunities by expanding educational programming, enhancing diversity, growing research dollars and broadening its capacity to help Alabama’s underserved.
The drug inhibits the activity of a kinase enzyme called LRRK2, and it showed no pathology in rat lungs, kidneys or livers.
The LIBERATE Study will further investigate the Eclipse System, the first vaginal insert designed to provide bowel control.
Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility.
A series of fascinating studies at Harvard University showed that many people respond positively to placebo pills — even when they are told that the pills don't have any active ingredients. Now researchers at UAB have partnered with a Harvard scientist to test these "open-label" placebos for the first time in cancer survivors.
This improvement in cognition persists despite a high-glycemic-index diet, a possible risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
A series of fascinating studies at Harvard University showed that many people respond positively to placebo pills — even when they are told that the pills don't have any active ingredients. Now researchers at UAB have partnered with a Harvard scientist to test these "open-label" placebos for the first time in cancer survivors.
Three-year grant establishes consortium to better organize and support collaborative research related to the loss of functional beta cell mass in type 1 diabetes.
A UAB researchers suggests that autoimmune disease therapy may be an effective treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide for women ages 15-44 years, and UAB serves as a site for the latest study by the Microbicide Trials Network, which has previously studied this new approach with positive results in other female age groups.

The Aura cloud computing system, designed by UAB computer scientist Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., could turn the Internet of Things into the Internet of Cha-ching.
INFOGRAPHIC: See our quick guide to causes and treatments for low diastolic blood pressure.
A UAB study sheds new light on the epigenetics of memory formation and memory loss in patients with epilepsy, and the discovery may have implications for many other memory disorders.
A study of the rapid evolution of the insulin-signaling molecular network that regulates growth, reproduction, metabolism and aging lays important groundwork for future studies.
The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.
A new study from UAB suggests that the effect of genetic variants on warfarin dose differs by race – a step towards personalized medicine.
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.
Low diastolic blood pressure is a risk factor for new-onset heart failure in older adults. UAB cardiologist Jason Guichard explains why that might be, the causes of low diastolic pressure and how to deal with it.
UAB was part of a promising international study of a combination therapy for patients with the most common cystic fibrosis mutation.
The answer to that question could help zoos solve a growing fertility crisis — and offer new insight into the lives of these majestic creatures. Find out how UAB researchers, working with scientists from the Smithsonian Institution, are exploring two ways to measure body fat in African elephants.
Research to identify a new approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease gets new funding after a pilot grant from the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance.
The protective effect is achieved by reducing acute inflammation in the spleen and the left ventricle of the heart.
UAB gets $11 million grant for potential groundbreaking study of beta blockers for patients with COPD.
UAB discovery gives better understanding of and potential therapies for septic shock and reperfusion injuries.
The mathematical sciences are increasingly used to advance understanding of the causes, consequences and alleviation of obesity.
As UAB’s strategic planning process continues, top CAS priorities include undergraduate program development, and recruitment, retention and graduation; building a new College of Arts and Sciences building and renovating Campbell Hall; and growing leadership and personnel.

UAB undergraduate Paige Farley is one of the "rock people.” That’s the nickname from University Hospital doctors, nurses and staffers as Farley roams the teeming medical center — at any time, day or night — wearing black scrubs with the monogram “ROC, Alabama Resuscitation Center.”

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