Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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A group of writing students is scripting change in Birmingham, creating short plays that give voice to complex social issues such as homelessness, illiteracy and health disparities. Find out how the newbie playwrights developed their plots and characters, and learn how their work could have a lasting impact locally.
Daniel Feig, M.D., division director of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and medical director of Renal Transplantation at Children's of Alabama, and his nephrology team were able to definitively diagnose a 10-week-old Wryn with congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish type, a rare and severe disease seen in one in 50,000 children worldwide.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has unveiled that it will partner with Proton International to bring a proton therapy center to Alabama, the first in the state. The $50 million project will be constructed at the current parking lot 55 at the corner of 20th Street and 5th Avenue South.
A vaginal ring that researchers are hopeful will be approved as a method for preventing HIV in women was found to be safe and acceptable in teen girls, according to results of a study conducted in the United States.
A Birmingham OB/GYN and author publishes a children's book to help working moms explain to their children where they are.
If your child hasn't already been vaccinated according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended schedule, it's not too late, said Dr. David Kimberlin. He is vice chair of pediatrics and co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's division of pediatric infectious diseases.
But doctors considered the 62-year-old to be completely healthy, and said she had the 'kidneys of a 20-year-old,' which outweighed any potential risks that might have come with age.
However, there's a new breed of video and audio manipulation tools, made possible by advances in artificial intelligence and computer graphics, that will allow for the creation of realistic looking footage of public figures appearing to say, well, anything.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to award 90 new grants totaling $23.5 million in its summer grant cycle to support the brightest minds in the pediatric cancer field.
New research has identified a key mechanism that allows cancerous growths to proliferate, or multiply, in the brain. This has led scientists to develop a new drug that could be used to inhibit malignant cells.
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