HPV testing alone is an effective alternative to current cervical cancer screening methods that use a Pap smear, or Pap smear-plus HPV test.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
mix scansNeurologist Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh, M.D., Ph.D., is deploying a new weapon in the war on cancer: mathematical theory. His sophisticated models of tumor growth are predicting new insights on cancer behavior — and could eventually guide treatment decisions.
Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter, will present “Placebo Effects: how is medicine more than drugs and surgery?” on Jan. 13.
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Best of 2014 2
Injured military personnel to benefit from unique set of therapies offered at UAB.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Technological advances are changing the way medicine is practiced, and UAB’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is working with Southern Research Institute to be at the forefront of the field.
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.
Computer and Information Sciences researchers introduce a secure framework for protecting users while employing apps accessing location information.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Mohammad Khaled, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award to develop and improve research and teaching efforts in India related to Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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A one-year, 20 percent increase in research grants elevates UAB to No. 10 among public universities receiving National Institutes of Health funding.
Sergey Mirov, UAB’s fifth NAI fellow, creates novel lasers and finds new applications for them.
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Best of 2014 2Women have no effect on mice, but men cause a stress level comparable to a three-minute swim. Results indicate that researchers should account for these variables.
A ramped-up immune response may play a major role in autism disorders, according to a new study from UAB and Johns Hopkins.
A new UAB study reports on a potential new treatment for frontotemporal dementia, the second most common type after Alzheimer’s disease.
Jarred Younger’s lab seeks to develop the state’s first research and treatment center for neuroinflammatory disorders.
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New International Journal of Obesity paper offers an algorithm to more accurately predict body weight change outcomes.

The manufacturer of a new medication for Rett syndrome studied at UAB is encouraged by the drug’s performance.

A UAB study of hospital deaths during childbirth suggests the high death rate of African-American women is likely associated with access to prenatal care.

A UAB School of Public Health researcher has published a theory that suggests a mother’s activity and metabolism can influence her child’s likelihood of being obese.

The multi-project research targets key molecular steps of immune cell-fate decisions after virus infection.
Research revealing new evidence about the role of the spleen following heart attack will be honored during the AHA scientific meeting Nov. 15-19.
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