The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved renaming the Division of Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the UAB School of Medicine to Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. The name change, approved during its meeting April 8, 2011, is to provide clarity to patients and referring physicians and is consistent with the naming of similar divisions within other departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
UAB Biomedical Engineering department ranks fourth in NIH fundingThe department now has 20 full-time faculty members who brought in $4.3 million in funding in 2016.posted yesterday 1855 viewsHIV-positive kidney failure patients face greater hurdles in receiving necessary transplantsStudy shows HIV-positive kidney failure patients were 28 percent less likely to receive a transplant compared with their HIV-negative counterparts from 2001-2012.posted 2 days ago 300 viewsWhite House strategist to lead UAB’s Personalized Medicine InstituteMatt Might, Ph.D., a strategic leader in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative, has been named the inaugural director of the Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute at UAB.posted 3 days ago 800 viewsUAB developing new peptide to combat a disorder that causes heart attacks at early ageSome people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. UAB researchers are developing and testing a new peptide that may lead to better treatment options.posted 4 days ago 1854 viewsArea middle schoolers to learn about STEM at UABThe event will be offered over two days in February, and will also include a parent/educator workshop this year.posted 8 days ago 467 viewsUAB to bring proton therapy for advanced cancer treatment to BirminghamUAB will bring proton therapy, one of the most technically advanced forms of cancer-killing radiation, to Alabama with the new Proton Therapy Center.posted 9 days ago 6774 viewsUsing protons to fight cancer: the science behind the UAB Proton CenterA 90-ton machine called a cyclotron will accelerate protons to very high speeds to impact human tumors.posted 9 days ago 2332 viewsGARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in a mouse modelThe function and structure of protein GARP2 in rod cells of the retina is still not clear, but researchers have shown that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal degeneration.posted 10 days ago 939 viewsDothan man sees improvement in quality of life after LVAD surgeryJames Ward could not walk from his office to his car without having trouble breathing until a life-changing heart pump gave him hope.posted 11 days ago 7363 viewsDrivers can now charge electric vehicles on campus at UABDrivers of electric vehicles can now charge their cars at electronic vehicle service equipment ports on UAB’s campus.posted 12 days ago 911 viewsPeruvian native to lead top global tropical medicine training center at UABUAB names new leadership for Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine.posted 12 days ago 1178 views7-year-old Suki Bateh inspires UAB and Children’s to create Sarah Katherine Bateh Endowed Professorship in Rett SyndromeThe Suki Foundation, Children’s of Alabama and UAB have established an endowed professorship in Rett syndrome.posted 15 days ago 10809 viewsUAB pulmonary investigators receive major NIH research grantsThree UAB investigators have received innovative research grants for lung diseases from the National Institutes of Health.posted 15 days ago 2581 viewsUAB first in Alabama to implement new FDA-approved PFO occluderMassoud Leesar, M.D., performed the first procedure Jan. 25, 2017, and that is good news for people who suffer strokes as a result of patent foramen ovale, or PFO.posted 16 days ago 962 viewsA “release and kill” strategy may aid treatment of tuberculosisTuberculosis kills 1.8 million people a year, and 10 million more are infected. Development of host-cell directed therapies that could restore cellular function during M. tuberculosis infection, such as a “release and kill” strategy, could shorten drug treatment of TB patients.posted 17 days ago 1492 viewsTwo global health case competitions to be hosted by UAB Sparkman Center for Global HealthUAB Sparkman Center for Global Health hosts global health case competitions for UAB students and students from across the state. Multidisciplinary teams propose innovative recommendations to a global health issue.posted 19 days ago 1482 views2017 Darwin Day commemorates Charles Darwin’s birthday, showcases scientific research
Poster sessions and guest lecturers aim to celebrate Darwin’s legacy.
Standard therapy used in pediatric cardiac ICU challenged by study in NEJMUAB researchers looked at body cooling versus normal temperature control in pediatric patients who suffered cardiac arrest in the hospital to find that neither is more beneficial.posted 22 days ago 1152 viewsBrain plasticity: How adult-born neurons get wired-inIt appears that new cells compete to ‘win’ synapse connections away from old cells, which promotes network plasticity.posted 23 days ago 2643 viewsUAB study shows children and parents over-report leukemia medication adherenceResearch from UAB suggests that nearly half of children with the most common type of leukemia or their parents say they took more medications than they actually did.posted 23 days ago 1493 views
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