Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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The outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is frightening for many reasons. It is the largest outbreak ever, having claimed many hundreds of lives; and the deadly infectious disease can travel easily from person to person in the later stages.
“Research has shown that if you want to stick to a new habit, monitoring is one of the best ways to make a change,” says Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"The strength of BCBS relies upon its network of providers across the state.  Maintaining that strong provider network is critical to deterring entry and maintaining a position of dominance in the Alabama insurance market," said David J. Becker, associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will take part in a $17 million multicenter study funded over a seven year period by the National Institutes of Health to research how certain drugs and cells used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis can help improve the long-term health of kidney transplant patients.
Efforts by The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to continue to improve amenities for a growing student population are getting another boost.
After spending three years as the senior vice president for finance and administration and COO of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Glen Allen Bolton will return to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to serve as the vice president for financial affairs and administration starting Oct. 1.
Surgeons at University of Alabama at Birmingham successfully used an alternative to open heart surgery. The noninvasive procedure is used for high risk patients. It is already being done in hospitals in Europe and Canada but has yet to gain FDA approval. However, a clinical trial is underway in the United States.
Mice that begin expressing a mutant version of a protein called neurexin at 2 weeks of age develop autism-like behaviors that researchers can erase weeks or months later. The report, published 24 July in Cell Reports, suggests that it may be possible to treat autism symptoms even in adulthood.
With one Ebola patient here in the United States – the first time an infected Ebola victim has been on American soil – and another Ebola patient soon to arrive in Atlanta, some people are understandably concerned about containing a virus that kills 9 of 10 people contracting it.
It's time to send the kids back to school, and experts at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offer tips to help both students and parents get the year off to a good start.
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