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Study: Violent Victimization Among Youths Is Linked to Risky Sexual Behavior

For young people, being the victim of violence can lead to risky sexual behavior.
30-Sep-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pivotal Role Found for IgC Autoantibodies in IgA Nephropathy

A study largely validates that immunoglobulin IgG is a crucial part of the pathogenic immunodeposits in kidneys of patients with IgA nephropathy. The routine clinical test that identifies the presence of IgA in all cases of IgA nephropathy fails to...
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How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper

A preclinical study published in Science Immunology shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and germinal centers. Thus, the research may help guide future...
13-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Full circle kindness: Transplant patients hope to inspire others

UAB has successfully completed more than 14,000 transplants since doctors performed Alabama’s first kidney transplant in 1968.
11-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Economic recession and heart health: What’s the relationship?

The researchers found that from 2007-2010 to 2011-2016, American adults showed a decline in mean cardiovascular health score driven by an increasing prevalence of obesity and impaired fasting glucose.
6-Sep-2019 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two blood-clotting disorders with different causes interact synergistically

Researchers have found a synergistic connection, or crosstalk, between two rare but potentially deadly blood-clotting diseases — thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome. The linkage may provide a rationale for a more...
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Biomarker identified for early beta cell death in Type 1 diabetes

Pancreatic beta cells produce insulin. Their death is a key feature of Type 1 diabetes, and loss starts long before diagnosis. Researchers now have identified an early biomarker of Type 1 diabetes-associated beta-cell loss in humans —...
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Get a new knee that morning, go home that afternoon

UAB now does same-day knee replacement surgeries for selected patients. Advances in surgery and anesthesia make it possible for qualifying patients to avoid an overnight stay in the hospital, which reduces the risk of an acquired infection.
5-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nutrition expert available to discuss controversial red meat guidelines

1-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

What You Need to Know About Sinus Infections

As the fall months approach, the potential for seasonal allergies, runny noses and sinus infections increases.
1-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT

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Vaping Expert, Pediatrician, Available to Discuss Concerning Deaths and Related Illnesses Affecting Teens

6-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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PTSD is not just for veterans, it’s a trauma disorder that affects millions

Research shows that individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are not just war veterans, but anyone who has experienced some form of severe life trauma.
5-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Shh…Your Devices May Be Listening to You

UAB computer science experts provide advice on how to protect your personal information from mobile devices and smart speakers.
4-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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Avoid the freshman 15

29-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season

The boys of fall are back, but how your team fares this season could be the least of your worries.
27-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Aftermath of J&J ruling: Opioid expert available for comment

27-Aug-2019 9:45 AM EDT

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