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Neonatal Pig Hearts Can Heal From Heart Attack

The hearts of newborn piglets can almost completely heal themselves after experimental heart attacks, the first time this ability to regrow heart muscle has been shown in large mammals. This regenerative capacity disappears by day three after birth,...
15-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Identifies Chaperone Protein Implicated in Parkinson’s Disease

Reduced levels of a chaperone protein might have implications for the development of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, according to new research from UAB. Chaperone protein 14-3-3 could lead to misfolding and spread of alpha-synuclein.
10-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


An Ion Channel Differentiates Newborn and Mature Neurons in the Adult Brain

Newborn granule cells show high excitability that disappears as the cells mature. Now University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have described key roles for G protein-mediated signaling and the late maturation of an ion channel during the...
10-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Epigenetic Reprogramming of Human Hearts Found in Congestive Heart Failure

Researchers have now described an underlying mechanism that reprograms the hearts of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, a process that differs from patients with other forms of heart failure. This points the way toward future personalized care.
9-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Too Much Water May Leave You High and Dry

Staying hydrated while in the heat is almost common sense, but can too much water be a bad thing?
7-Aug-2018 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity

Researchers have found an important contributor to heart pathology caused by the cancer drug doxorubicin — disruption of metabolism that controls immune responses in the spleen and heart. This allows chronic, non-resolving inflammation that leads...
6-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


ERAS pathway helps cesarean section mothers reduce recovery time and improve outcomes

A new enhanced recovery after surgery process — also known as ERAS — has been developed and implemented at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to help enhance a mother’s recovery after a cesarean delivery, one of the most common surgeries...
2-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vaccines: The must-have on your child’s back-to-school checklist

With the start of the school year just around the corner, it is easy to overlook one of the most important things on any back-to-school checklist — making sure your child is vaccinated.
31-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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