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.
Cash awards were given for best oral and poster presentations at the 9th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium.
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A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham expert, says fewer people are dying of stroke, but the mechanisms remain unknown.



Roeder’s early work played a pivotal role developing the foundations of DNA forensic inference.

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Genetic marker promises to avert severe side effects for African Americans taking blood thinner.

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Previous data has shown that areas of the south — specifically Mississippi and Alabama – are the fattest in the U.S. But new data from the REGARDS study proves this wrong.

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