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Researchers identify potential therapeutic target against malignant brain tumors

Researchers at UAB have identified a potential new pathway to treating radiation-resistant glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. The findings indicate that an adhesive cell surface protein known as N-cad may be key in...
15-Mar-2021 5:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Studies highlight 'unprecedented and unique dangers' for children during COVID-19

Two new studies investigating child maltreatment during the COVID-19 pandemic reveal "concerning results" that confirm warning signs seen early in the pandemic, according to researchers at UAB and the University of Michigan.
12-Feb-2021 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UAB, PathCheck Foundation, launch interactive vaccination dashboard

A new interactive dashboard from UAB and PathCheck Foundation will enable users to see the quantity and location of vaccines distributed across the country and world in real time.
9-Feb-2021 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UAB-developed research tool will help scientists better understand COVID-19

PAGER-CoV is a database packed with nearly 12,000 (so far) pieces of genetic information on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, information that researchers and physicians can use to tailor treatments against the disease.
27-Jan-2021 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New activity found for CHD7, a protein factor vital in embryonic development

Researchers inactivated the gene for CHD7 — whose mutation causes congenital birth defects — in mouse embryos, and then rigorously probed how this change in developing cardiac neural crest cells caused severe defects in the outflow tract and...
2-Dec-2020 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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COVID-19 vaccine candidate tested preclinically at UAB nears first clinical test in people

Maryland-based Altimmune Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has submitted an Investigational New Drug, or IND, application to the United States Food and Drug Administration to commence a Phase 1 clinical study of its single-dose...
25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Novel population of neurons identified that control binocular eye movements in 3D space

Researchers have discovered a previously undescribed set of neurons called saccade-vergence burst neurons that help control our eyes as they view in three-dimensional space. Models had predicted the existence of such neurons, which are in the...
11-Nov-2020 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra musicians perform virtual concerts for sickest COVID-19 patients at UAB Hospital

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the sickest patients at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital have had their troubles eased, however briefly, thanks to an innovative musical project. Helping those patients recover — and keeping their...
4-Nov-2020 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Masking may help prevent severe allergies this spring

Masking can prevent more than COVID-19 from spreading this spring: Allergic rhinitis symptoms have shown to be significantly reduced with facemask usage during the pandemic.
23-Mar-2021 4:25 PM EDT

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Black dean of UAB School of Medicine able to discuss COVID health inequities, vaccine hesitancy in minority populations

9-Feb-2021 12:20 PM EST

The truth, or fake news? How to do the research yourself with deception expert Tim Levine

The world has many different information streams now. Levine shares his strategy for deciphering facts from fiction, no matter the topic.
5-Feb-2021 4:35 PM EST

Keep Moving and Stay Connected: Tips for Taking Care of Older Loved Ones During a Pandemic

Mask orders. Constant cleaning. Quarantine. The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how many people live. This can be especially true for older adults. As one of the most at-risk populations for COVID-related complications, many older adults...
16-Nov-2020 4:10 PM EST

Pancreatic cancer physician available to discuss medical conditions in wake of RBG passing

18-Sep-2020 8:05 PM EDT

Fireworks safety and your eyes during COVID-19

30-Jun-2020 6:20 PM EDT

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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

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