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Plant-Based Diet Converts Breast Cancer in Mice From Lethal to Treatable Form


Researchers use compounds found in a combination plant-based diet to successfully prevent and treat ER-negative breast cancer in mice.
16-Oct-2017 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Dietary Supplement Dampens the Brain Hyperexcitability Seen in Seizures or Epilepsy


Inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models. These results represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the...
16-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Hosts Blood Equality Medical Advisory Board to Discuss Changes in Current Blood Donation Policy Regarding Gay Men


Leaders in HIV research and treatment gather at UAB to address laws that prohibit gay men from donating blood.
12-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Software Makes Educational Materials More Accessible in Developing Nations


Developers and educators at UAB have developed a solution to meet the challenges of getting educational resources to underserved populations by providing software and hardware programs to better train students in Ethiopia and Zambia.
10-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Translational researchers at UAB received a $6.5 million grant to further investigate gout and associated diseases


Four multidisciplinary studies will focus on genetics and associated mechanisms of hyperuricemia gout, an inflammatory arthritis.
6-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Care Could Improve for Dialysis Patients with Development of Bionanomatrix Gel with $2 Million Grant

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A university spinoff has received a stage two grant to test a potential solution for malfunctioning vascular access.
5-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Need for Bananas? Dietary Potassium Regulates Calcification of Arteries


Researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model. Such arterial stiffness in humans is predictive of heart disease and death from heart disease, and it represents an...
2-Oct-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Preventing Autoimmune Disease After a Viral Infection


Using an influenza infection model in mice, researchers find a particular population of immune cells develops during the later stages of the immune response to the influenza. These cells, called T follicular regulatory cells, prevent the generation...
2-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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