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In Human Clinical Trial, UAB to Test Drug Shown to Completely Reverse Diabetes in Human Islets and Mice

A recently awarded grant will fund a human clinical trial in type 1 diabetes beginning in early 2015 to see if verapamil will have an effect in humans by attacking the disease where it occurs. Meanwhile, more small molecule drugs at UAB are in development.

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Path to Potential Diabetes Drugs Began with Simple Question

Basic research in 2002 and years of follow-up studies led UAB’s Anath Shalev, M.D., to a human trial of a diabetes drug unlike any in use.

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Kentucky Senate Matchup: Louisville Expert Discusses McConnell v. Grimes

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Unethical Ebola Quarantines May Encourage People to Lie about Travel to West Africa; DePaul University Expert Explains

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Caution, Not Complacency, Vital to Ebola Prevention; Nova Southeastern Expert Explains

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No More than a 'Handful' of Ebola Cases Likely in U.S., Thanks to More Developed Public Health Infrastructure; UF Expert Explains

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Second Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; UNC Expert Discusses Risks and Precautions for Healthcare Workers

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Contact Tracking and Public Health Infrastructure, Not Banning Flights, Are Key to Stopping Chain of Ebola Transmission; Michigan Expert Explains

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Could Another Ebola Patient Make it to the U.S., and How Effective are Quarantine and Screening? Louisville Expert Explains

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Supermassive Blackhole Found in Dwarf Galaxy: Watch Video of Newswise Live Press Conference Event

This Hubble Space telescope image shows the gargantuan galaxy M60 in the center, and the ultracompact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 below it and to the right, and also enlarged as an inset. A new international study led by University of Utah astronomer Anil Seth and published in the journal Nature found that M60-UCD1 is the smallest known galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its center, suggesting the dwarf galaxy originally was much larger but was stripped of its outer layers by gravity from galaxy M60 over billions of years. M60’s gravity also is pulling galaxy NGC4647, upper right, and the two eventually will collide.

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