UAB unveils state’s largest, most advanced nuclear magnetic resonance facility The new Central Alabama High-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, which celebrated its grand opening on Friday, will accelerate biomedical research and drug discovery at UAB and beyond, speeding development of new treatments for cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions.
“This puts UAB in the category of leading institutions that have this kind of technology,” said N. Rama Krishna, Ph.D., the director of the new facility. It is a "unique platform that merges both basic science and translational research—from structural biology of proteins to drug discovery, to NMR-metabolic profiling of biofluids to assess toxicity and physiological changes induced by drugs.”
UAB clinic opens the road to drivers with impaired vision A congenital eye disease called optic atrophy kept UAB graduate Dustin Jones from getting his driver's license at age 16. But with the aid of a bioptic telescope and the UAB Department of Ophthalmology's Driving Assessment Clinic, Jones now has his ticket to ride.
Driving rehabilitation specialists at the UAB clinic teach people with impaired vision how to use the bioptic telescope, preparing them to pass the usual state driving exam. "Being mobile opens a lot more doors for you," said Jones. "With a driver's license, I can be my own person, and an entire individual."