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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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Social media communities supporting moms who are breastfeeding create a unique bond.
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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.
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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...
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New wearable health monitoring devices can help you stay informed, but should they be relied on heavily?
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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...
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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...
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