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Community volunteers pulled, straightened and draped long strips of colored fabric in the lobby of UAB'sAbroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts Thursday afternoon, folding, matching and contrasting colors, preparing for the unveiling of a unique art installation on the UAB campus.

Amanda Browder, the Brooklyn-based artist behind the project, titled "Magic Chromacity," walked along the fabric providing helpful instructions as it was readied to adorn the exterior of AEIVA, and the Alys Stephens Center across the street.

Thursday night, The Baseball Project will crank up its 2014 summer tour in Birmingham in the Sirote Theatre at UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Harald Sontheimer, Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his colleagues report the findings in the journal Nature Communications. He says they found most brain tumor cells are associated with blood vessels and "these cells appear to be using the vessels as highways to travel great distances within the brain."
A new cutting edge device could give thousands of heart patients a new option and new hope.
Doctors at UAB are some of the few in the U.S. using the latest technology.
UAB visiting assistant professor Stacey Holloway will unveil her installation, "The Huntress" at the event, and her student, Jacob Phillips, will show "Amalgamation of Knowledge." Holloway has exhibited sculptures and installations throughout the nation, including galleries in Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Brooklyn.
"I am very excited about the release of this therapy for an infection that is very difficult to treat," said Boni Elewski, M.D., Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "Kerydin will offer patients a new, safe and effective treatment option for onychomycosis."
Many colleges and universities are expanding or building new health facilities, says M. Jacob Baggott, president-elect of the American College Health Association. One such school is the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he's executive director of health and wellness. Beside primary care services, he says many campuses offer sports health services, comprehensive health and wellness programs, and in some cases, dental and vision services.
Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his colleagues investigated the interactions between glioblastoma cells, astrocytes and cerebral blood vessels. They used mouse models of glioblastoma, fluorescent dyes and a variety of imaging techniques to see how tumor cells migrate through the brain and interact with other cells and blood vessels.
As one of the leaders of the largest employer in the state, University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System CEO Will Ferniany compares running the operation to controlling a battleship.
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