The new 1,600-square-foot Central Alabama High-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility is housed in a newly renovated laboratory in the Department of Chemistry. The approximately $3.5 million project is the result of a partnership between the National Center for Research Resources, National Cancer Institute, UAB Health Services Foundation, and the offices of the vice president for Research and Economic Development and the deans of the School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences. The facility provides state-of-the-art sensitivity and resolution for biomedical research and drug discovery for treatment of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, HIV-1, Parkinson’s disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension and diabetes, among others.
The NMR facility technology is also available to researchers outside the UAB campus, including out-of-state investigators and those in industry.
Cybersecurity expert Ragib Hasan, PhD, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s SECuRE and Trustworthy computing Lab (SECRET Lab), follows several simple steps to protect himself. An assistant professor of Computer and Information Sciences, he says most people ignore the single best way to protect personal smartphones.
It is believed that the crabs are moving up the Antarctic slope towards the Antarctic shelf as the waters around the southernmost content warm due to climate change.
"The concern is that king crabs don't like cold water, so we're a little bit worried that they have the potential to move up the slope, towards the shelf," and into a new ecosystem, Brothers told AL.com. "These crabs, they're like skeleton-breaking crabs, they feed on sea stars and things like that, so they have the potential to really change the ecosystem at the bottom of the ocean. . . . We're worried that as they move towards a new spot, they're going to be eating basically everything in their path."
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