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An enzyme in immune cells plays essential role in host defense against tuberculosis

Using freshly resected lung tissue from 21 patients and two distinct mouse models, tuberculosis researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Africa Health Research Institute have identified a protein that plays an essential role in...
13-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Vaping, e-cigarettes, JUULing: what parents, teens need to know

For consumers, parents and even teens, understanding terminology and the truth about e-cigarettes can be confusing. UAB physicians debunk common e-cigarette myths with truths.
12-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Mild blast forces cause pathology and deficits in the brain, despite lack of macroscopic damage

Mild exposure to a single blast shock wave in a rat model of bTBI is able to induce small but meaningful pathogenic effects that accumulate with time. These effects were detected at the microscopic level. Brain function also changed, as shown by...
9-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Big change from small player — mitochondrial background modulates whole body metabolism and gene expression

With only 13 genes, human mitochondria are massively overshadowed by the 20,000 genes in the human nucleus. Nevertheless, these diminutive organelles may have a strong influence on cellular metabolism and susceptibility to metabolic diseases like...
9-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Oral Antibiotic Treatment Option for Gonorrhea Identified by UAB Researchers

Scientists have found that a single-dose of the oral antibiotic zoliflodacin successfully treated uncomplicated genital infections caused by gonorrhea, according to research published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
8-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pro-breastfeeding communities empower new moms

Social media communities supporting moms who are breastfeeding create a unique bond.
7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Opinion: Bipartisanship in our genes

According to the authors, genetic counselors represent a unique resource for the public, patients and other medical professionals and should be more fully incorporated into the health care setting.
6-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Molecular virologist fights influenza at the molecular level

In research to improve influenza therapies against H7N9 and other influenza strains, Chad Petit and colleagues have detailed the binding site and mechanism of inhibition for two small-molecule experimental inhibitors of influenza viruses. Their...
2-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


Are smartwatches really a smart idea for heart health?

New wearable health monitoring devices can help you stay informed, but should they be relied on heavily?
25-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Safe and sane: How to help care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, accounting for an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care. As part of Alzheimer’s...
29-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT


Recent study looks at anti-semitism in online communities, memes

28-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Statistics Experts Available to Comment on Winning the Lottery

23-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT


Texting, passengers and drowsy driving are dangers of the road for teen drivers

22-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT


A Guide to Finding Your Passion

UAB transplant surgeon Jayme Locke recently shared six steps to building a dream career. To be a surgeon, you have to have confidence. “I tend to be grandiose in my thinking,” said Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, director of the University of Alabama...
17-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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