Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will be leading a multisite study to assess the role of beta blockers in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This project will be funded by the United States Department of Defense through an $11 million grant.
Sicking has fame of a sort most of his campus colleagues will never enjoy. It is not exaggerating to say some of the world’s leading race car drivers – not to mention many people who drive fast on America’s freeways – owe their lives to Sicking.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Dentistry dedicated the new D. Thomas Winstead Student Laboratory on April 30, giving students and patients a new, cutting-edge technological dental space to enhance training and care.
Ingram arrives in Birmingham after serving as the executive senior associate athletics director at Temple. He has deep roots in the south, having played football and worked at Tennessee. He's also spent time at Georgia and Missouri.
A single layer of endothelial cells and extracellular matrix lines the inside of blood vessels, like the inner tube inside a bicycle tire. Injury and inflammation can damage this thin layer, allowing a dangerous leakage of fluid from blood vessels to tissues.
UAB is expected to find out its standing in Conference USA when the conference's executive committee meets in Dallas in June. Multiple news outlets, including AL.com, have reported that CUSA won't keep UAB beyond the 2015-16 year if football doesn't come back.
A University of Alabama at Birmingham-led research team has now found that mice that are given the lipid "Resolvin D1" after experimental heart attacks have substantially reduced amounts of inflammation and heart failure.