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$17 million grant will explore immune cells in inaccessible tissues of the human body

Researchers will receive $17.8 million in federal funding to attack a key “knowledge gap” in human immunology — how B cells and antibody-secreting cells that reside in tissues and organs differ from those found in blood. It is an exploration...
22-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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First patient in Alabama gets deep brain stimulation for epilepsy

Deep brain stimulation uses electrical current to stop seizures. Alabama's first patient, only the 27th nationwide, received the implant in Feb. at UAB.
12-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Emergency department program aims at reducing opioid use disorder

UAB launches an emergency room-based medication assisted treatment program, which includes providing peer navigators and certifying more physicians to prescribe Suboxone in an effort to corral the opioid crisis.
5-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Neuroengineering Is a Smart Career Choice

A new discipline sits at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering, where lessons learned from circuits, networks and chips are combined with the latest findings on brain circuitry.
29-Mar-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UAB aging and longevity researchers win international prize

UAB aging expert — and once-upon-a-time lion trainer — Steven Austad, Ph.D., and UAB postdoctoral fellow in longevity research Jessica Hoffman, Ph.D., have won the George C. Williams prize from the International Society for Evolution, Medicine...
28-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Low-carb diet provides relief from knee osteoarthritis

A change in diet can reduce the intense pain caused by knee osteoarthritis, the most prominent form of arthritis, according to research findings published this week in the journal Pain Medicine. A study conducted at the University of Alabama at...
25-Mar-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How ‘Sleeper Cell’ Cancer Stem Cells Are Maintained in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

While chronic myelogenous leukemia is in remission, ‘sleeper cell,’ quiescent leukemic stem cells persist in the bone marrow. Researchers find that niche-specific expression of chemokine CXCL12 by mesenchymal stromal cells controls quiescence of...
21-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Androgen receptor, a target for prostate cancer treatment, imports into mitochondria and plays a novel role

Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. Researchers have discovered a new function of the AR in prostate cells — the AR is imported into and localizes to mitochondria of the cell, where it plays a novel role in regulating multiple...
19-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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