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Targeting a MicroRNA Shows Potential to Enhance Effectiveness of Diabetes Drugs

Over the past 15 years, UAB Endocrinologist Anath Shalev, MD, has unraveled a crucial biological pathway that malfunctions in diabetes. Learn More

UAB to Launch Statewide Genetics Initiative for Better Health for all Alabama Residents

The University of Alabama at Birmingham--Alabama's leading provider of genomic and personalized medicine--has launched the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative in partnership with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to better meet health needs across the state. Learn More

New Guidelines Published on Kidney Stone Diagnosis and Management

A new guideline for the surgical management of patients with kidney and/or ureteral stones has been released by the American Urologic Association. Learn More

UAB Hospital First in Alabama to Offer First-of-Its-Kind Dissolving Heart Stent

UAB Hospital has become the first in Alabama to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new stent that disappears over time. Learn More

UAB Receives Cutting-Edge Robot to Diagnose and Support Treatment of Prostate Cancer

The iSR’obotTM Mona Lisa provides urologic surgeons with a tool to diagnose prostate cancer earlier through precise localization. Learn More

More Than 10 Risk Factors Identified in Readmission of Pediatric Neurosurgery Patients

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified key risk factors associated with patient readmission within 30 days after pediatric neurosurgery in a recent study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Learn More

Medical Genomics Laboratory refines its genetic testing technology

The Medical Genomics Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is expanding its technological array with a new panel of diagnostic tests for genetic diseases known as neurofibromatoses and RASopathies. Learn More

Novel Reprogramming Factor Yields More Efficient Induction of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Kejin Hu, PhD, has found a robust reprogramming factor that increases the efficiency of creating human induced pluripotent stem cells (HiPSCs) from skin fibroblasts. Learn More

Researchers Take on 5 Key Areas of Cardiovascular Disease

With Alabama's rank among states with most heart-related deaths, this innovative research provides benefits to patients now and in future. Learn More

Changes in Shape and Elasticity Can Help Polymer Microcapsules Reach Tumors

UAB researcher Eugenia Kharlampieva, PhD, makes polymer microcapsules meant to carry cancer drugs to the site of a tumor. Learn More

Study Confirms Efficacy of Major Chlamydia Drug

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham confirm that azithromycin remains effective in the treatment of urogenital chlamydia. Learn More

Resolvin D1 Reduces Post-Heart Attack Heart Failure

The protective effect is achieved by reducing acute inflammation in the spleen and the left ventricle of the heart. Learn More

First Ever Toxin Found for Deadly Pathogen M tuberculosis

Until now, no toxin had been found for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. Learn More

ROSA Places sEEG Electrodes With Robotic Precision

A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery. Learn More

Potential Drug Lessens Neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease Mode

The drug inhibits the activity of a kinase enzyme called LRRK2, and it showed no pathology in rat lungs, kidneys, or livers. Learn More

Drug Developed From UAB Research Sharply Lowers Cholesterol in Animal Tests

An Arizona drug company will patent a small peptide that shows significant ability to lower blood cholesterol in animal models. Learn More

Related Resources

UAB Cardiothoracic Surgery Annual Report

This UAB Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Annual Report features information on surgical activities, outcomes, excellent quality of care, and ongoing research efforts devoted to cardiac and thoracic disease.


Downloadable Quality Update

UAB has steadily and improved quality and safety over the last four years. Read about several of their quality and safety initiatives, successes and achievements in the downloadable UAB Medicine Quality Update report.


Clinical Articles

Vicinanzo MG, Mcgwin G, Allamneni C, Long JA. Interreader Variability of Computed Tomography for Orbital Floor Fracture. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;:1-4. Read article

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