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On the Watch for Antibiotic-Resistant Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

UAB will lead a infectious disease sentinel surveillance network, funded by the CDC, for Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections at eight medical centers across the United States.
23-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Last unknown structure of HIV-1 solved, another step in efforts to disarm the AIDS virus


Researchers have solved the last unknown protein structure of HIV-1, the retrovirus that can cause AIDS. This will further explain how the virus infects human cells and how progeny viruses are assembled and released from infected cells.
13-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Suggests Psychedelic Drugs Could Reduce Criminal Behavior

Classic psychedelics such as mushrooms, LSD and peyote are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at UAB
17-Oct-2017 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks From Eye and Child Safety Experts


Following a few simple guidelines can help make Halloween fun, not scary, for teens and kids.
17-Oct-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Saving Hearts After a Heart Attack: Overexpression of a Cell-Cycle Activator Gene Enhances Repair of Dead Heart Muscle


Biomedical engineers report significant in repairing a damaged heart after a heart attack, using grafted heart-muscle cells to create a repair patch. The key was overexpressing a gene that activates the cell-cycle of the grafted muscle cells, so...
17-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Plant-Based Diet Converts Breast Cancer in Mice From Lethal to Treatable Form


Researchers use compounds found in a combination plant-based diet to successfully prevent and treat ER-negative breast cancer in mice.
16-Oct-2017 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Dietary Supplement Dampens the Brain Hyperexcitability Seen in Seizures or Epilepsy


Inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models. These results represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the...
16-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Hosts Blood Equality Medical Advisory Board to Discuss Changes in Current Blood Donation Policy Regarding Gay Men


Leaders in HIV research and treatment gather at UAB to address laws that prohibit gay men from donating blood.
12-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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