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Scientists Reverse Aging-Associated Skin Wrinkles and Hair Loss in a Mouse Model

University of Alabama at Birmingham

When a mutation for mitochondrial dysfunction is induced in a mouse model, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive hair loss in a matter of weeks. This is reversed to normal appearance when mitochondrial function is restored by turning off the gene responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction.

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Bariatric Surgery Is Effective Under the Right Circumstances

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Obesity is a medical problem that can have wide-ranging mental and physical effects on a person. Pamela Bass knows that firsthand, but thanks to University of Alabama at Birmingham surgeons, she has a new lifestyle and a new state of mind. For years, Bass struggled with weight gain and the adverse health effects that come with obesity, such as high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.

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How Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Escapes Death in Macrophages

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are able to escape destruction and grow after they are engulfed by lung macrophages. Now researchers have described key biochemical steps between the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the macrophage responsible for that ability.

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Study: Multivitamins Do Not Prevent Strokes, Heart Attacks or Cardiovascular Disease Deaths

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A new study led by University of Alabama at Birmingham Researchers shows that multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death.

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Human clinical trial reveals verapamil as an effective Type 1 diabetes therapy

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Verapamil, a widely used blood pressure medication, has been found to help promote insulin production in adult subjects with recent-onset Type 1 diabetes by preserving beta cell function, when added to a standard insulin regimen. The findings mark the first effective, non-immunosuppressive therapeutic approach discovered to help target loss of beta cell function in Type 1 diabetes.

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Path to Successful Diabetes Drug Trial Began with Simple Question

University of Alabama at Birmingham

• The ultimate goal of basic biomedical research is to better the lives of patients through prevention, control or cure of disease. • Crossing that gap between the lab and bedside is difficult to achieve. • One great need for better treatment is diabetes, a disorder that afflicts one of every 10 U.S. adults and doubles the risk of early death.

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Viral Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors in Children Shows Promise

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A viral immunotherapy using a herpes virus to treat brain tumors has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in a pediatric study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama.

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Study Reveals Misuse of Archive Services by Fringe Communities on the Web

University of Alabama at Birmingham

In a large-scale analysis, Jeremy Blackburn, Ph.D., and collaborators found that the misuse of web archive services causes loss of ad revenue for popular news websites.

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Metformin Reverses Established Lung Fibrosis

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers have shown — for the first time — that established lung fibrosis can be reversed using a drug treatment that targets cell metabolism. This is important because, despite significant advances in the pathological mechanisms of persistent fibrosis, effective interventions are lacking.

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