Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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A drive to find out why the United States has the highest rates of treatable sexually transmitted diseases in the developed world has been the career focus of one University of Alabama at Birmingham infectious disease expert.
Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., professor of microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues have described the first known toxin of this pathogenic bacterium.
Dr. Loring Rue, chief medical officer for UAB Health Systems, said the hospital had trained repeatedly to respond to possible Ebola cases. Workers donned protective gear that covered them from head-to-toe until the patient tested negative for Ebola.
Despite 132 years of study, no toxin had ever been found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million.
Researchers asked 30 people to navigate an obstacle course three times and found they were significantly slower while texting and walking than when completing the route without any distractions.
Molly C. Bernhard, MPH, pre-doctoral fellow in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and pre-doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, hypothesized that food intake would decrease in young adults exposed to temperatures above normal room temperatures (68° to 72°F) in a sedentary office environment
The Birmingham Police Department on Tuesday evening announced that a person with possible Ebola symptoms was transported to UAB Hospital. However, the initial tests for the virus have come back negative.
Despite 132 years of study, no toxin had ever been found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million
The University of Alabama at Birmingham takes the top spot, followed by the University of Washington and Arizona State University, respectively.
By overexpressing Runx2, a gene that normally is a master regulator of bone formation, the cells of this largely incurable cancer produce proteins that mimic the normal bone-resident cells.
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