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UAB Wins Grant to Study Effects of Fungi on Asthma

Researchers from UAB have received a $1.75 million, four-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to better understand how a fungal reaction affects asthma and to search for ways to interfere in that process and reduce the...
26-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

UAB Research Probes Molecular Basis of Rare Genetic Disorder


The mutation and its functional effects that cause the genetic disorder Singleton-Merten Syndrome (SMS) has been described for the first time, by an international research team. SMS is now recognized as an autoimmune disorder.
22-Jan-2015 12:05 PM EST

Renowned Expert Named Inaugural Director of UAB Informatics Institute


James J. Cimino, M.D., has been named the inaugural director of the Informatics Institute in the School of Medicine at UAB. He was previously was the chief of the Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Institutes of Health's...
22-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Classic Psychedelic Use Found to Be Protective with Regard to Psychological Distress and Suicidality, Study Finds

Classic psychedelic drugs include LSD, psilocybin and mescaline. This new School of Public Health research is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
21-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

UAB, Industry Partnership Could Lead to First Rapid Test for Bacterial Meningitis


Precious time is lost waiting for laboratory test results for people battling bacterial meningitis. With the help of medical device startup Kypha Inc., one UAB researcher’s work could change this.
21-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

Editing the Brain: How New Epigenetic Tools Could Rewrite Our Understanding of Memory and More


Epigenetic changes are implicated in a host of neural conditions, from Alzheimer's-related memory loss to depression. Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools is allowing scientists to alter the epigenome like never before. UAB...
21-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

For Obesity Research, Self-Reported Diet and Physical Activity Data Too Inaccurate, Expert Report Says

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.
13-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

UAB Surgeon Partners with Principal to Promote Excellence at Historic Alabama High School


Robert Cerfolio, M.D., chief of Thoracic Surgery, to launch program at Sidney Lanier to introduce students to the broad field of medicine.
12-Jan-2015 6:00 PM EST

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Measles Outbreak Was Inevitable but Can Be Halted, UAB Doctor Says

UAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations.
27-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

The Science of Beer and Coffee According to a UAB Chemist


Chemical properties play a powerful role in the development of flavors.
29-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

In a @JAMA_current Editorial, @msaagmd Talks About Treatment Costs for #HepC/HIV Coinfected Patients #AIDS2014


21-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Genomics Investigator Works Toward Cancer Prevention with Award-Winning Research


UAB epidemiologist Christine Skibola used genomics to identify a DNA variant that makes some susceptible to leukemia.
11-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert on Ukraine Crisis Available to Speak


28-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert Offers Affordable Care Act Tips Ahead of Open Enrollment Deadline

As the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace draws to a close, one UAB health policy expert points to confusion and says to seek help or risk penalty.
21-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Gear Up for Flood Risk

Flooding could be severe this spring. Emergency physician and disaster preparedness expert Dr. Sarah Nafziger says be ready.
19-Mar-2014 10:55 AM EDT

Dallas Buyers Club: An AIDS Specialist Takes on the Oscar-Nominated Movie

Dallas Buyers Club captures the despair and frustration of the AIDS crisis but misses the mark on profits. In a video interview, Dr. Mike Saag, past pres. of the HIV Medical Assn & director of the Center for AIDS Research, gives a non-Hollywood...
21-Feb-2014 5:00 PM EST

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