BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have discovered a key mechanism behind the survival instinct of tuberculosis. TB is the leading cause of death in the world from a single bacterial infection, and it kills 1.5 million people per year. The research team includes Amit Singh, Ph.D.; David K. Crossman, Ph.D.; Deborah Mai, Loni Guidry, Martin I. Voskuil, Ph.D. and Matthew B. Renfrow, Ph.D.
- Research for better joint replacement technology
- Creates collaboration with industry leading company
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Newly announced National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding will expand the reach of ongoing University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) research into a unique nanostructured coating to improve the performance and longevity of total joint replacement components. The broadened UAB research opportunity is funded by a four-year, $790,931 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant through the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
By Saurabh Sen, Ph.D. Center for Neurodegeneration & Experimental Therapeutics (CNET), University of Alabama at Birmingham
Parkinson’s Disease (commonly referred to and acronymed as PD) is the second most common neurological disorder (a movement disorder disease) affecting about 2% of population. PD is a disorder of the brain where-in the brain cells responsible for the secretion of dopamine (a neurotransmitter which controls the movement and coordination within our body) are damaged and degraded.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A team of students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Computer and Information Sciences have won the 2009 People’s Choice Award at the U.S. region finals of the seventh annual Microsoft-sponsored Imagine Cup international technology competition.
Upender Manne,Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of of Pathology at University of Alabama at Birmingham has been invited to speak at a meeting of the President’s Cancer Panel on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.
President’s Cancer Panel oversees the National Cancer Program (NCP). The chief responsiblity of the Panel is to monitor the development and execution of the NCP and to submit an annual report to the President with suggestions for improvments.
The Panel has invited Dr. Manne to share his research on effect of race on prognostic significance of polymorphisms linked to cancer.
The UAB School of Engineering has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) in Calicut, India. A signing ceremony was held in the administrative offices on the UAB campus Friday, June 12, and included UAB President Carol Garrison, Ph.D., and NITC Director Ginjala R. C. Reddy, Ph.D.
Dr. Yogesh Vohra is a Professor and University Scholar in the Department of Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Yogesh Vohra has gained national and international recognition for his work with synthetic diamonds and the applications of synthetic diamond technology in high-pressure research and biomedical implants as well as new biomaterials for regenerative medicine.