The project led by Steve Lim, Ph.D., is aimed at reducing plaque-building macrophages by inhibiting focal adhesion kinase activity.
USA Health gained state approval to build a free-standing ambulatory surgery center on the Mapp Family Campus in Baldwin County. The center will be located at the southeast corner of Alabama 181 and Alabama 104, just outside of Fairhope.
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Meghan Hermance, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the USA College of Medicine, was awarded a $423,500 grant to evaluate the ability of the Asian longhorned tick to maintain and transmit diseases typically found in North America.
USA College of Medicine scientists have been studying fleas – specifically the microscopic salivary glands of cat fleas – as evidence suggests several diseases are transmitted through the parasite’s infected spit.
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded researchers at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine two grants, totaling more than $1.07 million, to study the replication of mitochondrial DNA.
Students who were in sixth through 12th grades in February 2020 are invited to take an anonymous online survey as part of a study on COVID-19 and mental health.
Amod Amritphale, M.D., the director of cardiovascular research and an interventional cardiologist at USA Health, used computer algorithms to learn more about patients who suffered a stroke.
Rebecca Borneman, a fourth-year medical student at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, has won three awards for research on an anti-cancer compound at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute.
Two faculty members in the USA College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Cell Biology have been recognized as Expertscape “World Experts” on the topic of myocardial reperfusion injury.
Researchers at the Center for Healthy Communities at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine explored this topic and have published a report to answer two critical questions.
Located at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, the biobank provides complete histology services; collection, processing and storing of biospecimens; and DNA and RNA extraction for biospecimen quality control.
USA Health research demonstrating that a vaccine made from patients’ own tumors could extend the lives of women with late-stage ovarian cancer, particularly those without a BRCA gene mutation, has been published in the December 2020 issue of The Lancet Oncology.