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R21 Grant Will Explore New Options for Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco-related disease is especially prevalent among African-American men. This grant provides more multidisciplinary opportunities for UAB faculty to provide solutions for tobacco cessation. Preliminary data shows that 39.9 percent of...
20-Mar-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Immune Cell Target Identified That May Prevent or Delay Heart Failure After Pressure Overload

Researchers have identified a therapeutic target to prevent or delay heart failure from pressure overload of the heart, and a potential biomarker for the same. They say their animal studies carry clinical and translational potential.
19-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Older Colorectal Cancer Patients Are at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Congestive Heart Failure

Older patients with colorectal cancer are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study also finds that morbidities such as diabetes...
16-Mar-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Perspective Suggests Treatment as Prevention Can Help Stop the Spread of HIV

A perspective in PLOS Medicine suggests that people with HIV who achieve viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy can avoid sexual transmission of HIV without using condoms, a significant study that lends hope that the “treatment as...
13-Mar-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


How to Stop a Bully: A Guide for Students, Parents and Teachers

Doctoral student Jonathan Adams offers tips to identify and address bullying based on psychology research.
12-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Blood Stored Longer May Be Less Safe for Patients with Massive Blood Loss and Shock

Using a mouse model, researchers have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia. This may reveal new approaches to improve safety of stored red blood cell transfusions. The key player...
9-Mar-2018 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


Exosomal MicroRNA Predicts and Protects Against Severe Lung Disease in Extremely Premature Infants

Researchers report discovery of a strong predictive biomarker for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and they show a role for the biomarker in the pathogenesis of this neonatal lung disease. These results open the path to possible future therapies to...
8-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


White Paper Outlines Integration of Biosimilars as an Option for Patient Treatment

The American College of Rheumatology has published a new white paper, “The Science Behind Biosimilars — Entering a New Era of Biologic Therapy,” which shares the organization’s stance that it is reasonable for physicians to begin integrating...
8-Mar-2018 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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