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UAB awarded $250,000 grant to uncover root causes of lupus

The Lupus Research Alliance recently awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham a one-year grant of $250,000 to investigate a new explanation for how lupus develops and the reason some people, particularly blacks, are at greater risk for flare-ups and kidney disease. The work will be reviewed for ...

Honors Student Wins Top Poster Award

Monica Sai Pasala, a biomedical sciences major from Birmingham, recently won the best poster award at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Atlanta.

Monica Sai Pasala won the best poster award at the recent National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Atlanta. Pasala is a ...
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Fall issue of “Perpetua” showcases undergraduate research at UAH

The fall issue of "Perpetua: The UAH Journal of Undergraduate Research" is currently available online. "This issue features a diverse collection of contributions from fields including business, nursing, chemistry, biology, computer science, and sociology," says Emily Hartsell, a junior biological sciences major who serves as the ...
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Experimental therapies for an unknown disease relieve a woman’s five-month suffocating odyssey

Graduate student Thi Nguyen and Steve Duncan, M.D.

It all began with the simple task of burning leaves. Maybe there was some poison ivy among the leaves. Maybe not. Donna Lisenbee doesn’t really know. Neither do the physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who ...
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RESEARCHER DEVELOPING NEW TOXICOLOGY TEST TO PROTECT UNBORN CHILDREN

Southern Research reproductive toxicology scientist Paul Bushdid, Ph.D., is working to develop a new, cost-efficient laboratory test to evaluate hazards to unborn children posed by potential medicines, chemicals and other agents. Bushdid’s in vitro toxicology model, based on a chicken embryo, promises to deliver significant benefits. For one thing, the model should produce more rapid hazard assessments of ...
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UAH’s New Faculty Research Program awards over $100,000 to 11 faculty members

Dr. Shannon Mathis is one of 11 new tenure-track faculty members to receive funding through the New Faculty Research Program, which is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Dr. Mathis’ research focuses on reducing fall risk and ...
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Immunogenomics 2017 brings interdisciplinary discussions to HudsonAlpha

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s fifth annual Immunogenomics conference was held Oct. 2-4, 2017, on the biotech campus in Huntsville, Ala. More than 150 scientists and industry sponsors from 14 states and 12 countries around the world met to discuss this interdisciplinary area of study ...

New NIH-funded studies will examine risk factors for age-related diseases

Liou Sun, Ph.D.

biology lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham gains increased funding with the addition of two grants from the National Institutes of Health. The research team will use the funding to better understand the correlation between the biology of aging and neurodegenerative ...

Care could improve for dialysis patients with development of bionanomatrix gel with $2 million grant

End stage kidney disease affects more than 600,000 people in the United States. A team of physicians and researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and spinoff startup company Endomimetics is looking to improve the care for these patients with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. More ...

AGHI recognized as top collaboration in the southeast

Atlanta, Ga. – University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology were recognized for their groundbreaking collaboration in genomics at the annual Health Connect South symposium in Atlanta, Ga. The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) was one of several collaborations aimed at improving health ...