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A direct protein-to-protein binding couples cell survival to cell proliferation

The regulators of apoptosis watch over cell replication and the decision to enter the cell cycle. Researchers now show a direct link between the protein MCL1 — a member of the BCL2 protein family known as the gatekeepers of apoptosis — and the...
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UAB will test a COVID-19 vaccine candidate created by Altimmune Inc.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is launching a collaboration with the biopharmaceutical company Altimmune, Inc. for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease
30-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kids, playgrounds, toys and sports equipment — why it is not safe during a pandemic

UAB expert Samisksha Raut, Ph.D., explains the importance of keeping kids away from playgrounds and from touching various toys and sports equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine.
26-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The director of NIH visits UAB as COVID-19 appears

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the NIH, flew to Birmingham on Thursday, March 5, to start a long-anticipated visit to UAB. Collins soon learned he had a problem back home. Maryland public health officials were reporting the first two...
24-Mar-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eating right and eating smart during COVID-19

Worry, stress and anxiety that naturally come with a global pandemic can lead to stress eating and cravings.
23-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Looking to the future with Dr. Francis Collins

At a presentation at UAB, NIH director Francis Collins outlined the top 10 area of excitement and promise in science.
16-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hydrogen sulfide heightens disease in tuberculosis, suggesting a new therapeutic target

A new culprit — hydrogen sulfide — worsens the deadly disease tuberculosis. When Tb bacteria invade the lung, the amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the lung microenvironment greatly increase, and this makes the microbe more virulent and better...
3-Mar-2020 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cellular metabolism regulates the fate decision between pathogenic and regulatory T cells

Preclinical research shows a pivotal role for cellular metabolism to regulate the fate decision of CD4 T cells as they differentiate into either destructive Th17 cells that mediate chronic inflammation or regulatory Treg T cells, a decision that...
25-Feb-2020 6:10 PM EST Add to Favorites


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COVID-19: Do not forget the host in treating this disease

From reading the literature primarily out of China, many of the severely ill coronavirus-infected patients appear to have clinical and laboratory features of a cytokine storm syndrome, or CSS, which is frequently fatal.
16-Mar-2020 3:35 PM EDT

Cast your ballot, not your germs

Polling locations across the country employ different methods of casting ballots, like using pens, felt-tip markers or touch screens — all hotbeds for germs.
2-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EST

How to prepare in the event of a pandemic

UAB experts provide tips for you to prepare yourself in the event of the spread of COVID-19.
27-Feb-2020 5:30 PM EST

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UAB experts involved with COVID-19 vaccine research available to comment on outbreak, what's being reported, where concerns lie

18-Feb-2020 12:45 PM EST

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Infectious disease expert able to discuss coronavirus

21-Jan-2020 4:40 PM EST

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5 ways to be a healthy holiday party pro

Lavish get-togethers with delicious treats by the sleigh-full will abound, but will that cause your waistline to bulge as well?
17-Dec-2019 10:10 AM EST

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Nutrition expert available to comment on BMJ food labeling research

12-Dec-2019 4:10 PM EST

FDA approves drug that improves lung function in most Cystic fibrosis patients.

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