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Is the COVID-19 virus pathogenic because it depletes specific host microRNAs?

Why is the COVID-19 virus deadly, compared to cold-causing coronaviruses? Analysis current literature and bioinformatic study of seven coronaviruses, suggests that SARS-CoV-2 acts as a microRNA “sponge,” leading to better viral replication and...
14-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why does COVID-19 impair your sense of smell?

Hyposmia or anosmia, a decreased or complete loss of smell, has been widely reported in patients with COVID-19, often as a symptom noticed early on prior to other symptoms or even as the only symptom present in an otherwise asymptomatic...
14-Aug-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Free ArtPlay workshops for teachers will share tips for virtual teaching Aug. 11, Aug. 17

When musical theater and visual arts summer camps went online at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this summer, staff did not know what to expect. The award-winning camps, presented by UAB’s ArtPlay, are always popular, to the point of...
10-Aug-2020 6:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Analysis of Ugandan cervical carcinomas, an aid for understudied sub-Saharan women

Cervical cancer kills over 300,000 women a year, and 19 of the 20 nations with the highest death rates are sub-Saharan countries. Now an international team has published the first comprehensive genomic study of cervical cancers in sub-Saharan...
10-Aug-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Department of Pathology develops strategy to support GuideSafe™ Entry Testing, process more than 200,000 samples

This strategy will allow for ramping up testing capacity tenfold for the next 20-plus days leading up to the start of school.
5-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Phosphoprotein biomarkers to guide cancer therapy are identified

Post-translational modification analysis may broadly identify new biomarkers of cancer drivers for a much more precise prediction of patient responses to treatments. A recent study demonstrates this diagnostic alternative for neuroendocrine...
28-Jul-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Novel diabetes drug candidate shows promising properties in human islets and mouse models

Researchers have discovered a new drug candidate that offers a major advance to treat diabetes. Tested on human and mouse pancreatic islets, mouse and rat cell cultures and animal models of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the drug significantly improved...
23-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Special unit will treat nursing home patients with COVID-19 in Jefferson County

UAB will establish a special 25-bed unit to treat patients from nursing home facilities who have COVID-19. The unit will isolate nursing home residents who test positive and are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, while providing the appropriate...
8-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Fireworks safety and your eyes during COVID-19

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Saharan dust: Cause for concern?

18-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT

Is a summer vacation safe for your family?

Destinations are opening up for summer vacation, but does that mean it is safe to travel with your family? The most important consideration while traveling during COVID-19 is weighing the risk, says Curry Bordelon III, DNP, assistant professor in...
17-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT

Caring for Your Loved Ones with COVID-19 at Home

UAB expert provides practical ways you can care for your loved ones who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 at home.Much has been reported about some of the most severe cases of COVID-19, but what about those who may be experiencing mild or lesser...
11-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT

Expert available: Women facing heart ailments prescribed medication less than men

26-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT

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Making the Most of Your Groceries During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tara Harman, RDN, has tips on how to stretch your groceries while saving money.
14-Apr-2020 4:00 PM EDT

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COVID-19: Do not forget the host in treating this disease

From reading the literature primarily out of China, many of the severely ill coronavirus-infected patients appear to have clinical and laboratory features of a cytokine storm syndrome, or CSS, which is frequently fatal.
16-Mar-2020 3:35 PM EDT

Cast your ballot, not your germs

Polling locations across the country employ different methods of casting ballots, like using pens, felt-tip markers or touch screens — all hotbeds for germs.
2-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EST

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