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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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