According to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, states with primary texting laws on the books, which means that officers can pull over a driver simply for texting while driving, have seen an 11 percent drop in fatalities for young drivers ages 15 to 21.
Movi Medical, a local design firm that developed a new, state-of-the-art patient transport chair at the request of an executive at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System, is winning orders for its chairs, winning national recognition for its design, developing other products and running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.
“Since mapping the entire human genome, advances in the speed of high throughput sequencing and reductions in cost have given us the capacity to identify genetic abnormalities in a given cancer,” Edward Partridge, MD, Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, said. “We’ve been collaborating with HudsonAlpha on the genomics of cancer for several years. The consortium formalizes the relationship under a core grant from the NIH, and gives us a structure to work together more productively.”