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Research points to possible target to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF

In a study of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, recruited macrophages with increased mevalonate-pathway flux were able induce lung fibrosis in mice without any prior lung injury. In humans, three hallmarks of the fibrosis mechanism were also...
12-Nov-2019 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Here’s a playbook for stopping deadly cytokine storm syndrome

UAB pediatric rheumatologist Randy Cron gets calls from doctors around the globe asking if their patients have cytokine storm syndrome. Now he has co-authored the first textbook on this mysterious and deadly condition with his former trainee.
11-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Landmark national trial to examine how exercise affects your body — down to your molecules

What happens at the molecular level after exercise? Scientists, physicians and clinical exercise specialists from across the country are embarking on a landmark National Institutes of Health effort to find out.
7-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Why myelinated mammalian nerves are fast and allow high frequency

With novel patch-clamp studies of an elusive part of mammalian myelinated nerves called the Nodes of Ranvier, researchers have found unexpected potassium channels that give the myelinated nerve the ability to propagate nerve impulses at high...
5-Nov-2019 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: How crime fears, cultural anxiety, and gender shape gun ownership

UAB’s Tara Warner explores why some individuals are more likely to own guns than others.
4-Nov-2019 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A kinase identified as possible target to treat heart failure

An unexplored kinase in heart muscle cells may be a good target to treat heart failure, a disease that is only incrementally delayed by existing therapies. Failing human hearts showed reduced amounts of this kinase, and restoring the amount of this...
31-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New grant will explore popular app functions for telecoaching people with disabilities and diabetes

Approximately one in four people with disabilities are diagnosed with diabetes.
25-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study aims to learn more about ‘silent strokes’

Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Stanford University want to learn more about silent strokes and their role in brain health, cognitive decline and dementia.
24-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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FDA approves drug that improves lung function in most Cystic fibrosis patients.

22-Oct-2019 12:30 PM EDT

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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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