UAB’s 192 new medical students will make their oath of commitment during the traditional ceremony Aug. 16.
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UAB’s Montgomery campus medical students go through orientation and lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity.
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Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.
A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.

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Phillip D. Smith, M.D., has been awarded a two-year, \$200,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation to study the bacteria in children’s stomachs that potentially protects them from stomach cancer.
UAB professors who developed a new area of translational cardio-renal research are among 15 professors identified as today’s leaders in the field.
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Naloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United States, a crowdfunded project from UAB researchers aims to put naloxone in the hands of those at highest risk.
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The challenge is to stifle the binding of inhibitory antibodies but retain activity of a blood enzyme.
The CF clinical trials expert will take the reins of the UAB Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Center on Aug. 1.
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Narrowing of aortic arch, infant’s otherwise good health prompt physicians to move Baby JJ’s Glenn procedure up one month.
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Monika M. Safford, M.D., helped shape the new Web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program, “Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.”

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Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.

Many patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults do not fit the standard profile for a diabetes diagnosis; they are younger, are relatively fit and have little if any belly fat.
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The mimicry of bone cells by multiple myeloma is driven by overexpression of Runx2, the master regulator of bone formation.
UAB Hospital is the only Disease-Specific Certified program in Alabama and has had no observations or findings by The Joint Commission since joining the certification process.
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Virginia Wadley, Ph.D., says until this new JAMA study, whether or not stroke survivors are at-risk over the long term was an unknown.
UAB’s Karan Singh has been selected as an American Statistical Association Fellow and recognized as a foremost member in the field of statistical science. 
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The new Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network, a national system of state networks focused on advancing and supporting women in higher education.
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Top physician-scientist tapped to succeed Kirby Bland as chair of the UAB Department of Surgery.
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Environmental factors like pool and ocean water seem harmless, but they can actually affect eye health. UAB experts break down how to stay safe this season.
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