"It's an exciting time. There has been a great deal of recent progress in understanding the mechanisms involved in the development of Alzheimer's," neurologist and neuroscientist Erik Roberson, MD, PhD, and UAB associate professor of neurology said.
Today, 89,000 people in Alabama suffer the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease. That number is expected to triple by 2050 unless medical science can find an effective way to stop it.
Within four years, pigs could be providing kidneys to humans in need, thanks to the revolutionary Xenotransplantation Program at UAB.
UAB First in the Nation to Use Telemedicine for Dialysis Visits
"How are you feeling today?" the doctor asks the dialysis patient.
"Everything's going good," she says.
Insurers have jumped ship on the health insurance marketplace in Alabama. Started in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the exchange has offered options by insurance carriers to all individuals and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees.
Using the Body's Own Defenses to Fight Cancer
This summer the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago named immunotherapy its Advance of the Year for 2016. This approach to treatment is being called possibly an even greater breakthrough than chemotherapy.
"The challenge of this is not only building the center, but attracting users across the national community and for them to become aware of what we have to offer," says Marcas Bamman, PhD, director of the new REACT Center and MR3 Network Coordinating Center at UAB.
UAB and Children's of Alabama are once again part of cutting-edge medicine with the development of a therapy to target chemotherapy and radiation resistant pediatric brain tumors with engineered viruses.
Every year, approximately 8,500 people die waiting for a new liver because their miracle didn't come in time. There simply aren't enough donor organs to save everyone. Promising research into transplants from living donors and animals may offer hope in the future--but all too many patients just don't have the time to wait.
Adult patients needed for UAB clinical trial
UAB researchers have found a way to reverse type 1 diabetes in animal models. Now they need adults aged 19 to 45 years diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to participate in the clinical trial.
Institute of Medicine Announces New Name for CFS
In California, patients wait up to five years for initial appointments at a Stanford clinic that caters to chronic fatigue syndrome. “That’s how little supply there is for the demand,” says Jarred Younger, PhD, head of the new Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab at UAB. “No specialty has taken it on.”
“There’s already a shortage, and it’s going to get worse,” says Jim Stroud, a CPA with the Warren Averett healthcare consulting group. According to local job listings, medical practices and hospitals are finding it hard to fill practice administrator openings.
New Clues Link Leptin and Microglia as Suspects
It has been one of the most elusive whodunits in medicine for over 40 years, with more suspects than Murder on the Orient Express, and enough red herrings to confound even the astute powers of deduction of Sherlock Holmes.
UAB, Lakeshore Foundation and DOD Join Forces to Aid Veterans
One of the great ironies of war is that from the suffering of armed conflicts have come some of the greatest advances in medical history.
A search for electronic cigarette stores in Birmingham quickly generates 30 listings on the Yellow Pages site.
Flu strains migrate across the world like flocks of birds. But they garner far more attention.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
This year, more than 40,000 Americans will learn they are dying of a disease they have probably never heard of. It kills as many Americans as breast cancer, and trends indicate it will soon be killing more.
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