Cancer Targeting Triple-Threat Microcapsule Developed
"We envision an entirely different approach to treating solid human tumors of numerous pathologic subtypes, including common metastatic malignancies such as breast, melanoma, colon, prostate, and lung, utilizing these capsules as a delivery platform," explained senior study investigator Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of chemistry at the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.
UAB fans celebrate program's return in spring scrimmage
The spring event, which drew an announced crowd of 7,822, had typically been small enough in the past to be held at the school's soccer field.
UAB names first medical director for telehealth
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine has named Dr. Eric Wallace as its first medical director for Telehealth at UAB. Walace will work with Bart Kelly, who was named executive director of telehealth in 2016, to help create a statewide telehealth network.
UAB Voice Center provides free screening to vocal students
Why would the Voice Center, part of the UAB School of Medicine, see voice students free on their days off? Because the screenings are an important way to help with the Voice Center's overall goal — to create a better environment for voice health and voice medicine throughout Alabama and the Southeast.
The next cyberattack could come from sound waves
By analysing the noise coming from an electronic device, it is possible to extract data from it. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US also found that they could determine user passwords by listening to the sounds that the keyboard made.
Fight against arthritis enlists patients with mobile tools
As ArthritisPower grows, researchers can access specific data from our network and connect that information with data from other PCORnet networks, so that larger health questions can be asked and information can be utilized across patient populations.
Researchers can track hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body
This is a significant and timely advancement in identifying and tracking these PFASs, which are known to be harmful to the human body, and just last month were found to be used extensively in fast-food wrapping paper at many popular chain restaurants.
This UAB doctor helped a child focus on his life, one eye at a time
While artificial lens implants are a successful way of treating congenital cataracts, the unaffected eye needs special attention, too.
Nationally recognized UAB literary journal is being renamed after author Harper Lee
The journal's new name, Nelle, pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nelle Harper Lee.
Study highlights risks of sepsis
A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzing three different methods for characterizing sepsis has helped to illustrate the risk of death or severe illness attributable to the condition.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives $1.4 M Grant from HRSA to Improve Healthcare for Underserved Populations
The funding is to help improve the health of underserved communities across the country by increasing access to quality primary health care services.
Work nears completion on $10M UAB Medicine renovation
Construction is nearly complete on the $10 million project at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System entity. The 64,000-square-foot renovation involves the third and fourth floors of the John N. Whitaker Building. The expansion also includes a connector bridge.
UAB’s Jim McClintock talks climate change on NPR’s Morning Edition
James McClintock, a marine biologist, talks with David Greene about how warming temperatures have had a dramatic impact on the glacier near the U.S. Palmer Station in Antarctica.
Sickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of kidney failure in UAB study
A person born with one abnormal copy of the gene for the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells, known as sickle cell trait, does not have sickle cell disease but is two times more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Early birds 'have healthier diet' than night owls
"Previous studies have shown that eating earlier in the day may help with weight loss and lower the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. What this new study shows is that our biological clocks not only affect our metabolism but also what we choose to eat."
UAB Briefs: Cool jazz, new buildings, high rating
A great place to work… again: UAB Medicine has been named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Castration-resistant prostate cancer cell growth impeded by endostatin
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have discovered that endostatin, a naturally occurring protein in humans, can significantly decrease proliferation of castration-resistant prostate cells in culture, and in a recent paper in The FASEB Journal, they describe the physiological pathways and signaling evoked by endostatin.
Early risers tend to be healthier eaters, study suggests
“Early birds may have an extra advantage over night owls when it comes to fighting obesity as they are instinctively choosing to eat healthier foods earlier in the day,” Courtney Peterson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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