Transplanting cadaver pancreatic islets is a promising therapy for Type 1 diabetes, but a reactivated autoimmunity means low graft viability after five years. Research now shows that a protective coating of two biopolymers can delay allograft and...
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Black individuals bear heavy burden of COVID-19 mortality, but key geographic disparities in health determinants exist
A new study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers showed that Black individuals have a disproportionately higher COVID-19 mortality burden across all of the...
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For many rural Americans, especially those in the South or Southeastern areas of the country, it is taking longer to get to a hospital. Delays in reaching appropriate health care facilities could have a profound negative effect in cases of medical...
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UAB’s uterus transplant program is the first in the Southeast and fourth in the United States.
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An inhaled monoclonal antibody treatment against the SARS-CoV-2 virus may lead to self-administered therapy for COVID-19, according to preclinical tests. It was discovered at UAB and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, and it has been licensed...
19-Oct-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate that underwent extensive preclinical testing this spring and summer shows potent preclinical immune responses — including several that distinguish it from other COVID-19 vaccine approaches — according to a preprint...
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Reports that some young athletes testing positive for COVID-19 also had increased rates of heart swelling have concerned sports medicine physicians around the country, concerned about the possible impact of myocarditis, a potentially fatal heart...
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Research in pigs shows that using the exosomes naturally produced from a mix of heart muscle, endothelial and smooth muscle cells — all derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells — yields regenerative benefits equivalent to the injected...
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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
UAB expert provides practical ways you can care for your loved ones who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 at home.Much has been reported about some of the most severe cases of COVID-19, but what about those who may be experiencing mild or lesser...
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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.
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