Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Two UAB alumnae are accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France offered by the French embassy in the United States.
Before he became Nashville’s hottest rising star, Sam Hunt first gained fame as UAB’s quarterback. Now, as he prepares for a sold-out concert kicking off #TheReturn of Blazer football, the 2008 graduate reveals how UAB helped shape his award-winning, chart-topping signature sound.
"Trump would like to drain the swamp; Brooks would like to blow it up," said Larry Powell, a professor of communication at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "But their goals are the same."
Harry Erba, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, director, University of Alabama (UAB) Hematologic Malignancy Program, UAB School of Medicine, sheds light on the FDA approval of CPX-351 (Vyxeos) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promise as a potential anti-seizure compound in animal and human studies, the Alabama researchers said. They are testing it as a therapy for difficult-to-control epilepsy in 39 adults and 42 children.
Scientists experimenting with the marijuana compound cannabidiol as an epilepsy treatment must evaluate any interactions with other anti-seizure drugs patients are taking, researchers report.
“If we have something that can selectively take away the bacteria’s ability to form biofilms, that would be a tremendous advance,” said Sadanandan Velu, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at the UAB College of Arts and Sciences and a lead researcher in the study.
"Our compound is drug-like, non-bactericidal, easy to synthesize, and exhibits very potent efficacy in vivo," the authors wrote. It is "an excellent candidate that can be developed into therapeutic drugs that prevent and treat dental caries."
Alexa Wade's passion for research started with a strawberry. Michael Vivian's started while watching 'Star Trek' episodes with his dad. Cameron LaFayette's began in eighth grade from the movie 'Gifted Hands,' the saga of Detroit-born neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The types of technology risks can change with age. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cellphones while driving. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads.
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