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Type 1 diabetes: Tannic acid encapsulation protects transplanted islets from rejection

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...
22-Oct-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
22-Oct-2020 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hospital closures in rural America means longer drive times for patients needing care

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...
21-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UAB establishes uterus transplant program

UAB’s uterus transplant program is the first in the Southeast and fourth in the United States.
19-Oct-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Preclinical testing of inhaled monoclonal antibody for COVID-19 shows therapeutic efficacy

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

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Preclinical data for COVID-19 vaccine candidate show effectiveness and advantages

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...
12-Oct-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Questions abound regarding young athletes, heart disease and COVID-19

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...
7-Oct-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Exosome treatment improves recovery from heart attacks in a preclinical study

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...
29-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Saharan dust: Cause for concern?

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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

Caring for Your Loved Ones with COVID-19 at Home

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...
11-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT

Expert available: Women facing heart ailments prescribed medication less than men

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Making the Most of Your Groceries During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tara Harman, RDN, has tips on how to stretch your groceries while saving money.
14-Apr-2020 4:00 PM EDT

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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

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