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Child survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma have increased risk of second cancer

Survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma are at an increased risk of developing an entirely new cancer later in life, according to new research published in Cancer — the American Cancer Society’s international peer-reviewed scientific journal —...
17-Jan-2019 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites


Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung

Researchers have found a novel, pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in lungs of patients with COPD. These exosomes from activated neutrophils caused COPD damage when they were instilled...
10-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Mechanism for impaired allergic inflammation in infants may explain hygiene hypothesis

Research published in Immunity describes a mechanism in a mouse model of asthma that supports the hygiene hypothesis — researchers found that infant mice need a higher exposure to a bacterial endotoxin, compared to adult mice, to avoid developing...
8-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Obesity surgery leads to emergence of new microbial strains in the human fecal community

Using a unique bioinformatics technique developed at UAB, researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human fecal microbiota after obesity surgery. These new strains emerged after surgical disruption of the stomach and...
8-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Does Your Insurance Card Matter When You Have a Heart Attack?

Investigators from UAB have summarized the impact of the reimbursement gap between Medicaid and private insurance on management and in-hospital outcomes among patients admitted for STEMI.
2-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


UAB outsources its revenue-producing antibodies to the Birmingham company SouthernBiotech

In a move to maintain revenue and expand opportunities to produce and license new monoclonal antibodies, UAB has outsourced its selection of marketable monoclonal immunoreagents and hybridomas — the cells that produce monoclonal antibodies — to...
3-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Engineering Researchers Hit Record with 17 Payloads on the International Space Station

The December launch of the SpaceX CRS-16 carried the Engineering and Innovative Technology Department’s newly designed Rapid Freezer.
27-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Uncovering a key mechanism in assembly of Avian Sarcoma Virus, a 100-year-old oncogenic virus often used to study HIV-1

Researchers used NMR to detail how the matrix domain of the Avian Sarcoma Virus Gag protein binds to certain phospholipids. These phospholipids are vital for Gag protein binding to the plasma membrane of a cell, as the virus replicates and takes its...
18-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How well have you aged? Expert available to discuss then and now photos on social media

15-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST


Opioid addiction expert available to comment on new National Safety Council analysis

14-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST


Saving sacred architecture in Nagpur, India

West view of the Murlidhar temple at Pardi, built during the Bhosle period, in the late 18th century, Nagpur.An American art history professor could help India preserve some historic religious sculpture and architecture.  Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D.,...
13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST


Five things anyone can do to prevent addiction or help people suffering

While friends or family members may feel helpless if someone they know suffers from addiction, one UAB physician says hope can start at home.
10-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST


Measles outbreak: UAB infectious disease expert available to comment on measles threat, rise in cases

30-Nov-2018 3:00 PM EST


Cold Weather Woes and Dry Eyes

It is easy to remember steps to prevent the body from getting cold, but what can be done to protect the eyes when cold weather hits?
27-Nov-2018 4:50 PM EST


UAB Pediatrician able to discuss harms of e-cigarettes, potential FDA ban of e-liquids

8-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST


Blue Cross drops Oxy coverage in AL for 2019, but will it help curb opioid abuse?

8-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST

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