A drug that might help older adults regrow muscle is under investigation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB is recruiting healthy adults age 65 and older for a study combining strength training exercise with the anti-diabetes drug metformin.
When Brad Spencer, CEO of Blondin Bioscience, a University of Alabama at Birmingham-related startup, called to let us know he was ready to apply for accounting compliance assistance through the Alabama Launchpad Phase 0 program, you could hear the excitement in his voice.
Citing a study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions, the task force found that expanding Medicaid would provide coverage for 290,000 Alabamians, including 185,000 who are currently employed.
A collaboration between Pillay’s lab and the animal care specialists at the Birmingham Zoo found one: a composite fiberglass and carbon fiber band and resin, which looks and acts like a permanent plaster cast.
In the past, when elephants have cracked their tusks, steel bands encircle the fissure to keep the tooth together — which is what the zoo asked Brian Pillay, a University of Alabama at Birmingham engineer to do.
The Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance has become the first organization in Alabama to offer performance improvement continuing medical education for exclusively practice-based physicians through its developmental screening project, Help Me Grow/Project LAUNCH.
Treating patients 50 and older with high blood pressure to a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg reduced rates of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, by 25 percent.
Joining the likes of Bono and Bill Clinton, UAB space archaeologist Sarah Parcak — often called the real-life Indiana Jones — will receive $1 million and help from the TED network to make her world-changing wish come true. What will her wish be?