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Microbiome as Medicine
Microbiome as Medicine

Bacteria, viruses and fungi have long been considered the enemy of mankind. They have been responsible for lethal epidemics throughout human history and countless deaths from infection.

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Physician's Page-Turners Set in Medical Sphere
Physician's Page-Turners Set in Medical Sphere

An icon of Southern literature, William Faulkner illustrated the genius of writing based on your own experiences.

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UAB first in Alabama to Use FDA-Approved PFO Occluder
UAB first in Alabama to Use FDA-Approved PFO Occluder

Around one-fourth of all American adults have a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Although present in all humans at birth, this small flap-like opening -- the foramen ovale -- in the wall between the right and left upper chambers of the heart, usually closes during infancy.

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UAB first in Alabama to Use FDA-Approved PFO Occluder
UAB first in Alabama to Use FDA-Approved PFO Occluder

Around one-fourth of all American adults have a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Although present in all humans at birth, this small flap-like opening -- the foramen ovale -- in the wall between the right and left upper chambers of the heart, usually closes during infancy.

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The Early Stage of Understanding Alzheimer's
The Early Stage of Understanding Alzheimer's

"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.

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Researching Therapeutics to Prevent Alzheimer's
Researching Therapeutics to Prevent Alzheimer's

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.

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Kidneys from Genetically Engineered Pigs Are on the Horizon
Kidneys from Genetically Engineered Pigs Are on the Horizon

Within four years, pigs could be providing kidneys to humans in need, thanks to the revolutionary Xenotransplantation Program at UAB.

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Care at a Distance
Care at a Distance

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.

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Upheaval in Alabama's Health Exchange
Upheaval in Alabama's Health Exchange

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.

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Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy

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.

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UAB Heads Two New National Rehab Research Centers
UAB Heads Two New National Rehab Research Centers

"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.

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Fighting Pediatric Cancer with a Virus
Fighting Pediatric Cancer with a Virus

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.

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Saving Two Lives with One Liver
Saving Two Lives with One Liver

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.

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Rapamycin Could Be the Miracle Anti-aging Drug
Rapamycin Could Be the Miracle Anti-aging Drug
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Verapamil May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes
Verapamil May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

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.
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UAB Lab Studies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
UAB Lab Studies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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.”

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Where Have All the Practice Administrators Gone?
Where Have All the Practice Administrators Gone?

“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.

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Solving the Mystery of Fibromyalgia
Solving the Mystery of Fibromyalgia

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.

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The Brave
The Brave

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.

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E-cigarettes Reveal New Danger to Children
E-cigarettes Reveal New Danger to Children

A search for electronic cigarette stores in Birmingham quickly generates 30 listings on the Yellow Pages site.

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What’s in a Flu Vaccine
What’s in a Flu Vaccine

Flu strains migrate across the world like flocks of birds. But they garner far more attention.

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A Killing Silence
A Killing Silence

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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UAB Orthopedic Surgeon Teaches Around the Globe
UAB Orthopedic Surgeon Teaches Around the Globe

“A thing that is a necessity here is considered a luxury for much of the world,” says Ashish Shah, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at UAB.

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