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.
Neighborhoods 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 yesterday 294 viewsWorking under pressure: Diamond micro-anvils made by UAB will produce immense pressures to make new materialsUAB researchers will use pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to create as yet unknown new materials.posted 2 days ago 907 viewsHigh-tech simulators boost UAB emergency department CPR training
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama and one of the first in the nation to use sophisticated Resuscitation Quality Improvement system simulators to improve CPR skills in emergency department staff.UAB receives prestigious BRAIN Initiative grant for deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s diseaseUAB investigators have won a prestigious White House BRAIN Initiative grant to study the potential benefits of new technology coupled with newly discovered biomarkers in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.posted 3 days ago 5981 viewsAlabama parents drive distracted with children in the car
Parents’ driving distracted is a significant danger, and a UAB study suggests suburban and rural parents use cellphones with children in the car.Saving lives by making pneumonia vaccine affordableMoon Nahm’s research has led to improvements in testing effectiveness of pneumonia vaccines, a key step to preventing deaths from S. pneumoniae, the leading cause of pneumonia estimated to kill 1.6 million children annuallyposted 7 days ago 1367 viewsFighting pain through knowledge about sensory organs in the fingertipsLearning how sensory organs in the skin work may solve sensory disorders, including pain seen in inflammation, diabetes and cancer treatment.posted 8 days ago 916 viewsCannon named Francis S. Collins scholarAshley Cannon, Ph.D., is the first individual in the UAB neurofibromatosis program to have received this significant honor.posted 9 days ago 572 viewsUAB to study genes contributing to heart disease and Type 2 diabetes in Mexican Americans through NIH grantA UAB researcher will examine the underlying environmental impact on genes of Mexican Americans in relation to cardiometabolic syndrome, a disorder caused by several interrelated risk factors that can lead to heart disease or Type 2 diabetes.posted 13 days ago 1595 viewsNew Blazer Innovation Challenge to reward student ideas through “Shark Tank”-style competitionThe first round of submissions is due Oct. 19.
Study compares treatments for urinary incontinence in womenPatients using Botox A for urinary incontinence show higher satisfaction with treatment due to greater reduction in bothersome symptoms.posted 15 days ago 1035 viewsCuring inherited disease by running a stop signUAB and UMass researchers have uncovered a new mechanistic understanding of potential treatment for genetic disorders.posted 16 days ago 2941 viewsUAB Optometry awarded grant for dry eye researchThe National Eye Institute has awarded UAB’s Jason Nichols and colleagues a $1.9 million grant for dry eye research that could lead to a targeted therapy.posted 16 days ago 1219 viewsUAB grad student uncovers Alabama fossils likely from oldest ancestor of modern sea turtlesThe evidence found suggests the earliest ancestors of modern sea turtles may have come from the Deep South.posted 17 days ago 2867 viewsUAB to begin using advanced PET/MR imaging machine in standard-of-care clinical treatmentCombining two high-powered imaging techniques into a single scanner allows UAB to acquire and study PET and MRI data simultaneously, enabling new opportunities for diagnostic imaging of cancer, the brain and heart.posted 20 days ago 1262 viewsUAB diabetes study to look at teen sleep and exposure to mediaA UAB study examines teen sleep patterns and exposure to media in an effort to see if there is a link to teen obesity.posted 20 days ago 2054 viewsStudy shows risk factor prevention should be addressed at all agesOlder adults can develop cardiovascular risk factors later in life, according to a study from UAB.posted 21 days ago 1604 viewsUAB selected as new member of NSF’s Innovation Corps programThe $565,000 award will help grow the existing Southern hub to include additional institutions and provide more funding.posted 23 days ago 1794 viewsAdministering additional antibiotic prior to C-section reduces infection rates by 50 percentThe change of practice in C-section delivery improves the health of mom and baby.posted 22 days ago 3369 viewsResearch proposes background noise to prevent side channel attacks on computer keyboardsResearchers have developed a mechanism that emits sound to thwart eavesdroppers from detecting passwords entered with computer keyboards.posted 24 days ago 1935 views
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