The UAB School of Public Health awards Virginia Tech professor, recognizing her as a leader in biostatistics.
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UAB’s REGARDS study finds that disparities exist within men and older patients’ being prescribed stroke-preventing medication in the southeastern United States.
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This is the first demonstration of donor microbes persisting in the recipient following fecal transplant, a finding made possible by a novel method to “fingerprint” individual strains of bacteria.
Mitochondrial DNA moving to the nucleus contributes to genomic instability in cancer cells, and a novel Fiber-FISH technique can rapidly map the mitochondrial DNA insertions in nuclear genomes.
A UAB study confirming the efficacy of surgical removal of the thymus for patients with myasthenia gravis was cited as one of the top neurology stories of the year by the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Older adults can develop cardiovascular risk factors later in life, according to a study from UAB.
The biomarker, the protein kinase LRRK2, is a promising candidate for future exploration.
Developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with food is a lifelong pursuit, not a sprint to the finish line. Start by eating real foods that you enjoy, and feed your body in a way that optimizes your own health.
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A potent compound discovered by UAB researchers in Antarctic waters could be a new weapon against a bacterial infection that kills thousands each year.
Blacks are four times more likely than their white counterparts to die from stroke at age 45.
Among black men, those with a high degree of West African genetic ancestry have less abdominal fat than those with a lower degree.
The UAB course was part of a master’s degree program in bioinformatics for researchers in Mali, where malaria is a scourge.
Research shows blacks are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at age 45 than whites.
While it is well-known that nonsmokers can get cancer from inhaling smoke, the amount of risk associated with secondhand smoke and stroke has remained unclear until now.
George Howard, Dr.P.H., will receive the Ernest Everett Just award in Medical and Public Health Research.
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The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.
Best of 2014 2Sixteen clinical centers and 30 hospitals will enroll up to 5,700 pregnant women to evaluate the benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment of mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy.

This annual award recognizes the outstanding achievements by women in the statistical sciences.

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Applications for the NIGMS Short Course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics will be accepted until May 23. The course will be held July 7-11.
A new NIH grant could allow researchers to better predict risk factors for patients using blood-thinners by examining the influence of genes, lifestyle, clinical factors and environment.
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