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Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Last year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded [Dr. Ragib Hasan, researcher and director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Secure and Trustworthy computing lab] over half a million dollars to develop software and a mobile app for location provenance, which helps people securely record and then prove their physical location history on any given day.
Guess what? If your bathroom has the sink and toilet in one room, and you flush with the lid open, there is fecal matter on everything within a 5 to 6 foot radius. Flushing aerosolizes your poop, depositing bacteria like Escherichia coli, or E. coli, directly onto your toothbrush —a nd brushing with an E. coli-loaded instrument could make you sick. “This bacteria is associated with gastrointestinal disease,” says Dr. Maria Geisinger, DDS, an assistant professor and periodontist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
From The Washington Post
Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is practicing what may be the most high-tech method of tracking looted sites and antiquities, using satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe, a satellite company, and Google Earth to identify what she calls “hot spots.”
The National Institute of Child Health and Development awarded Dr. June Cho, assistant professor in the UAB School of Nursing, a grant of $1.72 million over a five year period to continue her research on the health and development of infants born preterm.
Dr. Ragib Hasan, the director of University of Alabama at Birmingham's Secure and Trustworthy computing lab, describes the role that data mining can play in crime-fighting.
The poll, conducted by UAB Professor Larry Powell for the Alabama Forestry Association, shows 30 percent of voters in the 6th Congressional District are undecided.
Patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis catheter placement via fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guidance experienced significantly fewer complications at 1 year post-insertion than did patients whose catheters were placed laparoscopically.
Bacterial and viral are the more prevalent and commonly discussed forms of meningitis, but one infectious disease expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says fungal meningitis stemming from Cryptococcus is the true “hidden epidemic” needing more attention — as it is deadly if it goes undiagnosed.
Smoking cigarettes is the single most avoidable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States, according to Dr. William Bailey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Palliative Care.
Talented high-school students from across the state will come to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) this Saturday to test their computer programming skills.
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