Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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From The L.A. Times
The real story of breast cancer in 2014 is all about nuances, the search to unlock the complexities of cancer etiologies, and develop treatments that will target specific cancer sub-types. In labs around the globe, scientists are investigating an array of novel approaches to outwitting each type: immunotherapy isn't the same as the targeting of biomarkers or manipulation of tumor microenvironments, said Cynthia Ryan.

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are explaining why there are concerns with the end-to-end security of an increasingly popular means of communication, and what users can do to defend against potential threats.
In 2001, Christine Skibola, Ph.D., now a professor of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, joined forces with a small group seeking a large goal -- discovery of genetic and environmental links to the white blood cell tumors that collectively are called lymphomas.
"We have previously shown that verapamil can prevent diabetes and even reverse the disease in mouse models and reduce TXNIP in human islet beta cells, suggesting that it may have beneficial effects in humans as well," Dr. Anath Shalev, director of UAB's Comprehensive Diabetes Center and principal investigator of the verapamil clinical trial.
Dr. David Schwebel, one of the study’s authors, says the benefits of sports and recreational activities usually outweigh the risks for kids. “We should continue to preach safety in activities that are organized and activities that are unorganized,” he said in a statement. “I think it’s the task of parents, coaches, school administrators and even children themselves to be wary that injuries can and do occur and that most are preventable.”
From The Washington Post
Hunt’s background is as unique as his music. He learned how to make stadiums scream not as a stage performer, but as a quarterback at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “I’ve always craved winning,” Hunt says. “It’s just easier in sports, because there’s a scoreboard.”
From MedScape
There is no proof that the improvement from 2000 to 2005 "is related to lung protective ventilation, but we knew it improved outcomes based on randomized controlled trials," said William Stigler Jr., MD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, who attended the session. The hypothesis, therefore, "is certainly reasonable," he added.
The shift in time, does not just interfere with your brunch plans, but can also have a large impact on one's body clock and overall health and can cost us in low productivity.
From AARP
Kristen Triebel and Daniel Marson, professors in the Neurology Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, study how dementia affects money management skills. They have identified several warning signs a person may exhibit during the early stages of dementia.
Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health invested $35 million over five years to establish the Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The center, in partnership with the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, will develop drugs for influenza, dengue fever, West Nile virus, SARS, MERS and chikungunya.
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