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UAB Biomedical Engineering Dept. Awarded 2 NIH Grants Totaling $4.8M

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Aug 22, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded two large grants to University of Alabama researchers. A $2.5 million--four year--grant will support research into heart failure. A second, $2.3--four year--grant with be used to research treatment-resistant high blood pressure.

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UAB Center for AIDS Research Committed to Stopping HIV by 2030

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Aug 22, 2017

According to an article for UAB News, 40% of individuals infected with HIV are not currently receiving antiretroviral therapy, which means their disease is not suppressed. The University of Alabama, Birmingham’s Center for AIDS Research recently partnered with state and local agencies in signing the Paris Declaration to eliminate the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2030. Birmingham is the 13th U.S. city to commit to achieving the Declaration’s goals.

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UAB Cancer Research Center: $14.5M in NCI Funding This Year

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Last year, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center was awarded a five-year, $29 million grant for the National Cancer Institute. The Cancer Center now receives nearly $6M a year in NCI core funding and will continue to do so through 2021. In addition to this core grant, UAB CCC has received over $8.5M in research funding from the NCI during the first half of 2017. This brings their total NCI funding to $14.5 million.

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$29M Core Grant Awarded to Alabama for Cancer Research Center

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Jun 29, 2016

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University of Alabama at Birmingham received a $29 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. This five year core grant will support six research programs at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. The renewal of the Cancer Center Support Grant, the most prestigious federal grant that a cancer research and treatment program can earn, also extends UAB’s elite “comprehensive” designation. According to the UAB News website this designation is awarded for scientific excellence and the ability to integrate diverse research approaches in the fight against cancer.

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Research at UAB Leads to Potential New Treatment for Parkinson’s

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Jun 06, 2016

(1886 Sketch of Person with Parkinson's by Sir William Richard Gowers Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham have discovered a potential new approach to reducing the damage done by Parkinson's disease. They found that suppressing a key cell-signaling pathway in the brain lessened the destructive inflammation and nerve degradation in the area of the brain affected by Parkinson’s. In the study, rats were used to model the disease by inducing an overexpression of a-synuclein, a protein that is abundant in the human brain. The accumulation of α-synuclein is a core feature of Parkinson’s disease. This accumulation leads to the activation of the brain's immune cells and the production of inflammatory signaling chemicals, which leads to neurodegradation. The rats that were then given a JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors (known as Jakinibs) did not have the immune response, the inflammatory activation, or the neurodegeneration that those that did not receive the inhibitor experienced.    

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NICHD Funds University of Alabama's Zika Virus Study

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, May 06, 2016

Microcephaly has been linked to the Zika virus

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With Zika outbreaks in Mexico, Central America, and South America, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is attempting to stop the virus at our border. To assist with this effort, the institute is funding a study led by Dr. William Britt, Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). This study will take place in Brazil, where the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 500,000 and 1.5 million people have been infected by Zika. The study will follow pregnant women in Brazil regardless of their Zika virus infection status and follow the infants suspected of having Zika from birth until 2 years of age.

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UAB Scientists Uncover TNT in Fight Against TB

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Tuberculosis is a terrible disease that is characterized by a bad, sometimes bloody cough, and which could lead to other serious health problems, or even death.

Over 1.5 million people currently die from TB each year, and as many as one third of the world’s population is currently infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In an effort to combat this worldwide health concern, Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., and colleagues from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have made an important discovery. The scientists recently uncovered an important toxin called Tuberculosis Necrotizing Toxin (TNT) that resides within the pathogenic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and aids in survival and proliferation.

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U Alabama: Researchers Discovered an Improved Method to screen HPV

Posted by Anita Zhang on Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are believed to be caused by HPV infection, which cause more than 270,000 deaths annually. Of the more than 85% are in developing countries.

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Life Science Grant Worth $8.1M Awarded to University of Alabama

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Researchers at the University of Alabama recently received $8.1 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health for a study involving the etiology of geographic and racial differences in stroke. The life science grant was awarded in January of 2014 by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a branch within the National Institutes of Health.

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UAB: A Renewed Cancer Center for Translational Research

Posted by Anita Zhang on Fri, Jun 06, 2014

The University of Alabama, Birmingham recently renewed its translational research facility, the Comprehensive Cancer Center/ Wallace Tumor Institute, which is home to a number of state-of-the art research laboratories for leading cancer diagnostic and treatment research in Alabama.

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