Funding has been extended and expanded for the aerospace crew, robotics, avionics and equipment work performed by UAB's Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering (CBSE) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The new contract is valued at more than $70 million and is shared among UAB and three out-of-state engineering firms.
The contract involves spacewalk activity equipment, flight-crew health and conditioning systems, environmental control and life support equipment. It also sustains the UAB-designed cryogenic freezer units called GLACIER, along with a smaller refrigerator called MERLIN, for continued use on the International Space Station and advanced NASA vehicles. The equipment also is designed for commercial space flight and components are mostly monitored through a remote-operations center located at CBSE.
UAB ranked 18th nationally in research funding among public universitiesUAB secured more than $328.5 million in federal research funding in 2015, ranking the institution No. 18 among public universities and No. 34 overall in the United States during a year in which UAB’s total research and development expenditures exceeded $516 million.posted 3 days ago 2348 viewsMaster’s candidate at UAB receives International FellowshipA prestigious fellowship from the American Association of University Women has been awarded to a UAB graduate student.posted 4 days ago 1348 viewsUAB case study chronicles first brain bleed tied to energy drinksUAB neurologists have reported the first case study of a patient with a brain bleed linked to consumption of an energy drink.posted 11 days ago 10240 viewsUAB study finds yoga is relatively safe, but know your limitsA UAB study says the rate of yoga-related injuries is going up, especially in older participants.posted 15 days ago 1672 viewsBlazer Innovation Challenge student winners announced in “Shark Tank”-style competitionBiomedical engineering student Forrest Satterfield received $5,000 to help launch his 3-D-printed prosthetics idea.posted 15 days ago 1439 viewsUAB names vice president of Research after national search
Christopher S. Brown, Ph.D., former vice president of Research for the University of North Carolina System and director and primary investigator of the NASA/North Carolina Space Grant, tapped to grow UAB’s $500 million annual research portfolio.International HIV symposium comes to BirminghamScientists from around the world will gather at UAB in December to focus on HIV research and women, particularly collaborative research on women living with HIV and those at risk.
How a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce heart failure in the agedA Western-style diet, with more omega-6 fatty acids than the Mediterranean, dysregulates lipid signaling in aged mice and promotes inflammation.posted 17 days ago 2966 viewsSimple genetic test shows promise for better outcomes in heart stent patientsThe power and promise of personalized medicine: a genetic test can reduce cardiovascular risk for some heart patientsposted 18 days ago 2275 viewsUAB receives grant to better serve those with autism spectrum disorder in central AlabamaAlabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council has established regional networks throughout Alabama to centralize resources for those with autism spectrum disorder, and for their families.posted 19 days ago 6516 viewsHow internal circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitabilityA mechanism through which circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability allows pacesetter neurons to communicate with the rest of the body via electrical impulses, with possible implications in understanding and treating mood disorders.posted 19 days ago 2316 viewsAntibody suppresses HIV in infected individualsAntibody VRC01 proves safe for individuals infected with HIV-1 but only modestly controls the virus in participants who stop receiving antiretroviral therapy.posted 24 days ago 3798 viewsAlzheimer’s disease family caregivers will get telemedicine trainingA UAB study will test whether training to modify care-resistant behavior can improve quality of life for family caregivers of dementia patients.posted a while back 2306 viewsUAB/Auburn study will test new MRI technique for epilepsyUAB and Auburn will team up for a study of magnetic resonance imaging techniques that could enhance epilepsy surgery.posted a while back 3025 viewsUAB vaults 36 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global UniversitiesU.S. News & World Report ranks UAB No. 162 in its 2017 Best Global Universities ranking, up from its rank of No. 200 in 2016 and 269 spots higher than the next-highest-ranked university in Alabama.posted a while back 12743 viewsUAB researchers receive grant to study effects of Cialis on halogen gas-induced injury in pregnant womenUAB researchers hope to establish Cialis as a therapeutic agent for pregnant women exposed to chlorine and bromine during industrial accidents or acts of terrorism.posted a while back 2031 viewsVaccination of newborn mice with bacteria suppresses asthma as adultsThis study of cockroach-induced asthma and Enterobacter mirrors previous studies with fungus- and house dust mite-induced asthma, where neonatal vaccination with bacteria suppressed adult asthma.posted a while back 3808 viewsSilent auction and wine tasting to support UAB scholarships on Nov. 6UAB Alumni Society hosts its annual silent auction to raise money for UAB Scholarships.
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New study compares different approaches for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillationUAB doctors say stroke prevention treatments are not one-size-fits-all, and treatment options can be individualized using this hierarchical ranking.posted a while back 1931 viewsNeighborhoods important factor in risk of stroke for all racesThose living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, according to a UAB study.posted a while back 2362 views
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