Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Sarah Parcak, a University of Alabama at Birmingham professor who calls herself a space archaeologist, has won this year's TED Prize to build a global army of amateur archaeologists who help discover and protect the planet's hidden heritage.
Sarah Parcak, winner of the million-dollar TED Prize, hopes to equip an army of citizen-scientists to discover and protect ancient sites.
Dr. Parcak, winner of the 2016 TED Prize by the nonprofit forum for “ideas worth spreading,” announced at a talk in Vancouver on Tuesday evening that she would use the $1 million to build “an online interactive citizen science platform” to allow anyone with a computer to discover and monitor archaeological sites.
Sarah Parcak envisions a 21st century army of citizen scientists to battle the looting and destruction of the world's antiquities.
The report says African Americans are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at the age of 45 than white people. That imbalance decreases over time until disappearing by age 85.
In December 2014, after months of noticing a rapid decline in her lung function, she was admitted to the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. While there, doctors had no choice but to place her on ECMO, a type of bypass machine to take over the work her heart and lungs were unable to do.
"What we find, however, is that the risk of stroke in patients over the age of 70 is twice that with stenting than with the surgical CEA procedure."
It is a promising finding at UAB, where the Comprehensive Diabetes Center is currently conducting a first-of-its-kind, JDRF-funded clinical trial using verapamil, a drug that researchers in the School of Medicine have shown completely reverses the disease in mice models.
Specifically, she [Eugenia Kharlampieva] has found that changes in shapes or elasticity of these tiny carriers greatly influence their ability to surmount the drug-delivery hurdles that lie between an injection into a vein and engulfment into a cancer cell.
The new office, part of UAB's strategic plans to support and promote global activities, will help align international activities and ensure direct access to campus resources for UAB employees and staff.
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