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Ten-Year-Old Finds Relief From Rare Eyelash Growth


Daniel Deligio, O.D., treats a rare disease and provides successful treatment plan for Sam Peppers.
5-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Low-Cost Tech Could Change High-Risk Pregnancies Around the World


With a $2.5-million grant from the Gates Foundation's All Children Thriving initiative, UAB researchers are developing sensor-based devices that can detect signs of pre-term labor and predict which patients will encounter problems.
5-May-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis Is Reduced in a Rat Model Using a Cell-Signaling Inhibitor Drug

Oral administration of AZD1480 — one of the JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors generally known as Jakinibs — lessened the destructive inflammation and nerve cell degradation in the area of the brain affected by Parkinson’s.
2-May-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Cancer Brings Two Young Women Together as Lifelong Friends

Two young Alabama women formed a bond over a rare germ cell cancer affecting only 1,000 women across the United States.
29-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows How Different People Respond to Aspirin — an Important Cardioprotective Drug

Researchers have learned new information about how different people respond to aspirin, a globally prescribed drug in cardioprotection. The team identified more than 5,600 lipids in blood platelets and gained new insights into how these cells...
28-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study to Test Ways to Improve Cognitive Functioning of Older Adults with HIV


UAB School of Nursing Professor David Vance, Ph.D., received a five-year, $2.86 million R01 grant to test ways of improving cognitive function in older adults with HIV.
25-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First-of-Its-Kind Driving Simulator Lab at UAB Powered by Donation From Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and ALDOT

The facility will enable new distracted-driving research, addressing the major public health issue of highway and traffic-related injuries and death.
21-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Role for Immature Brain Neurons in the Dentate Gyrus Identified

Researchers present data and a simple statistical network model that describe an unanticipated property of newly formed, immature neurons in the dentate gyrus.
19-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Debunking Digital Eyestrain and Blue Light Myths


Adam Gordon, O.D., discusses blue light, including the lack of clinical evidence in advertisements overstating dangers, as well as the effects of blue light on sleep and eye discomfort.
25-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Coping with the Death of Prince, Icons


21-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Can You Own a Cloned Human? Expert Explores This and Other Bioethical Issues in New Book Based on Hit Sci-Fi Show “Orphan Black”


In his new book, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club,” international expert on the ethics of human cloning, Gregory Pence, explores issues raised in the sci-fi show “Orphan Black” about human cloning, its ethics and impact on...
1-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Spring Daylight Saving Time May Cause an Increased Risk of Heart Attacks


Springing forward with daylight saving time may increase your risk of having a heart attack if you have a history of heart disease.
10-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

UAB Expert Fanucchi Weighs in on Workplace Violence

26-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST

Concussion Experts Available to Speak on Current Research & Development at UAB

21-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST

Ten-Year-Old Concussed Patient Participates in Research to Identify Biomarkers in Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Researchers at UAB look for a relationship between eye movement and the brain to find biomarkers to help diagnose and treat concussions.
18-Dec-2015 12:05 PM EST

Navigating the Holidays Can Be Difficult for Those with Dementia and Their Families


Changes in routine, including elaborate plans or scheduling special events, can have an adverse effect on someone suffering from any form of dementia.
16-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST

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