Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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The syndrome is called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or TTP, and treatment involves exchanging three to seven liters of plasma each day, at a cost of $10,000 a day. This costly care may continue for several weeks or months.
From Christian Science Monitor
Carbon dioxide emissions do more than just trap heat in the atmosphere; CO2 also lowers the pH of the seawater, making it more acidic. Now, research suggests that this acidification could drastically transform the entire ocean food chain.
The Roberston-Johnson home in Birmingham's Southside, pictured here in 2011, houses ArtPlay, an arts education initiative of UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1896.
Engineers at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) have developed building panels they believe will make homes in the path of tornadoes safer and reduce deaths and injuries.
Athletic director Mark Ingram said the NCAA informed UAB that football play can resume at the Football Bowl Subdivision level beginning with the 2017 season. UAB would be eligible for postseason bowl competition, should it meet qualifying standards, as well as Conference USA championships.
Created by a team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the panels are made up of a combination of thermoplastic and fiberglass resins and fibers, which makes them stronger than the steel used in many storm shelters.
In June, UAB’s tornado panels designed to protect against flying debris were installed as an integral component of a safe room in a new construction home in the Montgomery, Alabama area.
UAB's new panels can be retrofitted to existing houses or integrated into new builds, and offer protection even in the most extreme EF5 tornado – that is, in winds over 200 mph (321 km/h).
Born in Dublin and raised on Irish junior golf, he just finished his senior year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Last month, he finished fifth in the N.C.A.A. Division I championship. His caddie this week is Alan Murray, who was also his coach at U.A.B.
Officials say the clinic is run by the university's department of psychiatry and will begin seeing patients from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
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