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What’s the secret to develop a successful new medical device? A great idea — and a strong team, says Robert Hergenrother, Ph.D., director of AIMTech. Find out how the UAB-Southern Research Institute partnership plans to accelerate innovations in patient care in The Mix, UAB’s research blog.

New International Journal of Obesity paper offers an algorithm to more accurately predict body weight change outcomes.

The manufacturer of a new medication for Rett syndrome studied at UAB is encouraged by the drug’s performance.

A UAB study of hospital deaths during childbirth suggests the high death rate of African-American women is likely associated with access to prenatal care.

A UAB School of Public Health researcher has published a theory that suggests a mother’s activity and metabolism can influence her child’s likelihood of being obese.

The multi-project research targets key molecular steps of immune cell-fate decisions after virus infection.
Finley family gives $3.4 million gift to university. Endowed scholarship established, Reynolds Historical Library, lectureship to be renamed in their honor.
In “Command & Control,” the second novel by Stephen Russell, fictional retired orthopedic surgeon Mackie McKay finds himself in the middle of an infectious disease outbreak — with Ebola as a backdrop.
The UAB Cancer Center and Alabama State University receive $1.5 million NIH grant to create partnership and reduce cancer health disparities.
The “repurposing of verapamil as a beta cell survival therapy in type 1 diabetes” trial will test an approach different from any current diabetes treatment.

UAB researchers identify fundamental problems with a popular technology for securing communications over the Internet and reveal automated mimicry attacks that enable wiretapping.

Epidemiology and genomics teased out genetic and environmental links to the white blood cell tumors called lymphomas
A 1993 UAB scientific paper describing CI Therapy has been named the most cited article in major rehabilitation journals over the past 30 years.
Study explores patterns such as top 5 most common sports and recreation injuries.
Research into rare diseases gets a funding boost from the NIH: UAB researchers studying Rett syndrome and tuberous sclerosis among those involved in the national effort.
Philanthropic support has enabled the UAB Department of Neurology to make huge strides in knowledge of diseases such as Parkinson’s.
Research volunteers are needed for a UAB study to determine which combinations of Type 2 diabetes drugs work best for different groups of people.
Internationally renowned husband and wife cancer researchers join UAB and showcase its  recruitment muscle
The replacement of the old-fashioned wheelchair is here: the Movi chair, designed for hospitals, nursing homes and anyplace where patient mobility is important.
On the heels of reaching the halfway point of its ambitious $1 billion fundraising goal, UAB’s compelling “Give Something, Change Everything” TV spots highlight diverse initiatives.
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.

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