Research - News
UAB researchers receive a $1.25 million grant to identify and disseminate best management practices in nursing homes with a high census of Medicaid residents.
UAB neurology researcher Kristen Triebel gets substantial American Cancer Society grant to investigate the ability of patients to understand, choose and consent to treatment.
Precious time is lost waiting for laboratory test results for people battling this infection. With the help of medical device startup Kypha Inc., one UAB researcher’s work could change this.
Classic psychedelic drugs include LSD, psilocybin and mescaline. This new School of Public Health research is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
During the past few years, technological innovations have opened up an entirely new way to approach scientific questions. Data-driven research starts with massive information sets — the genomic profiles of thousands of patients, for example, or millions of spam emails — and then searches for emerging patterns in that data. In the latest issue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s "Business Horizon Quarterly", UAB President Ray Watts, M.D., explains the way data-driven research at UAB is being applied to find novel treatments for disease, create new products and businesses and train the next generation of innovation-savvy students.
The NAS will honor 25 UAB alumni-owned or alumni-operated businesses March 10; applications will be accepted through Feb. 13.
New strategies for acquiring objective data are in their infancy, and support for better tools is needed, say experts in the International Journal of Obesity.
Roadmap of early differentiation genes points to key role for dmrt1 in how the egg incubation temperature determines the sex of a hatchling.
Neuroradiologist Robert Kessler, M.D., is using UAB’s powerful cyclotron to develop imaging tests that reveal changes caused by depression, addiction, Parkinson’s disease and more.
Bartow Classic to benefit Coach Gene Bartow Fund for Cancer Research to be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
mix scansNeurologist Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh, M.D., Ph.D., is deploying a new weapon in the war on cancer: mathematical theory. His sophisticated models of tumor growth are predicting new insights on cancer behavior — and could eventually guide treatment decisions.
Technological advances are changing the way medicine is practiced, and UAB’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is working with Southern Research Institute to be at the forefront of the field.
Best of 2014 2Sixteen clinical centers and 30 hospitals will enroll up to 5,700 pregnant women to evaluate the benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment of mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy.
Best of 2014 2If successful, the PRESERVE-1 trial could be a significant clinical breakthrough in the treatment of the condition by prolonging pregnancy and improving outcomes.
Best of 2014 2Innovative methods of drug discovery don’t always take place in an academic laboratory. They may start there, but they can also happen in orbit aboard the International Space Station, as protein crystallization research from UAB is about to demonstrate once again.
A one-year, 20 percent increase in research grants elevates UAB to No. 10 among public universities receiving National Institutes of Health funding.
Best of 2014 2Women have no effect on mice, but men cause a stress level comparable to a three-minute swim. Results indicate that researchers should account for these variables.
A ramped-up immune response may play a major role in autism disorders, according to a new study from UAB and Johns Hopkins.
A new UAB study reports on a potential new treatment for frontotemporal dementia, the second most common type after Alzheimer’s disease.
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.

Page 41 of 56