nycu graphic 2UAB Institute for Human Rights Director Tina Kempin Reuter provides practical tips for confronting hate and violence.
The findings from the NIH-funded study will have implications on targeted interventions and policy changes in distracted driving.
Before he became Nashville’s hottest rising star, Sam Hunt first gained fame as UAB’s quarterback. Now, as he prepares for a sold-out concert kicking off #TheReturn of Blazer football, the 2008 graduate reveals how UAB helped shape his award-winning, chart-topping signature sound.
The trial will seek to find out whether less-invasive endovascular surgery is always a better choice than traditional open surgical repair for veterans with aortic abdominal aneurysms.
The season begins with percussionist Sheila E. Sept. 15, followed by a year of performances by artists including Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris, Marc Broussard, Maceo Parker and free shows by Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Red Baraat.
Researchers have discovered the mechanism of this control, with implications for developmental biology, the immune response and cancer dysregulation.
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UAB nurse Calvin Kennedy climbed some 17,000 feet before torn knee ligaments, avascular necrosis and an intestinal parasite forced the two-time kidney transplant recipient to halt his ascent just 5.5 hours from the summit.
"Trump would like to drain the swamp; Brooks would like to blow it up," said Larry Powell, a professor of communication at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "But their goals are the same."
Harry Erba, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, director, University of Alabama (UAB) Hematologic Malignancy Program, UAB School of Medicine, sheds light on the FDA approval of CPX-351 (Vyxeos) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promise as a potential anti-seizure compound in animal and human studies, the Alabama researchers said. They are testing it as a therapy for difficult-to-control epilepsy in 39 adults and 42 children.
Scientists experimenting with the marijuana compound cannabidiol as an epilepsy treatment must evaluate any interactions with other anti-seizure drugs patients are taking, researchers report.
“If we have something that can selectively take away the bacteria’s ability to form biofilms, that would be a tremendous advance,” said Sadanandan Velu, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at the UAB College of Arts and Sciences and a lead researcher in the study.
"Our compound is drug-like, non-bactericidal, easy to synthesize, and exhibits very potent efficacy in vivo," the authors wrote. It is "an excellent candidate that can be developed into therapeutic drugs that prevent and treat dental caries."
Alexa Wade's passion for research started with a strawberry. Michael Vivian's started while watching 'Star Trek' episodes with his dad. Cameron LaFayette's began in eighth grade from the movie 'Gifted Hands,' the saga of Detroit-born neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The types of technology risks can change with age. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cellphones while driving. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads.
UAB Hospital is again ranked as No. 1 in the state of Alabama in the 2017-2018 Best Hospitals ranking from U.S. News & World Report. In addition, 10 medical specialties at UAB Hospital are ranked in the top 50 in the nation in the report.
Kevin Wang of Taiwan joined the UAB School of Health Professions’ biotechnology program as an INTO UAB student in fall 2016, and will receive his master’s degree at commencement Aug. 12.
When Shana White graduates this August with a bright future in nursing, she will add a master’s degree to a growing list of firsts for the Bryant, Alabama, native who is also a first-generation high school graduate.
The idea of using pigs as organ factories has tantalized investigators for decades. Porcine organs can be the right size for human transplantation, and in theory, similar enough to function in patients.
In a striking advance that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans.
BV is the most prevalent gynecological infection in the United States among women ages 15 to 44, with more than 4 million women treated annually.
Birmingham is one of 13 cities in the United States to join the Paris Declaration to end the spread of AIDS by 2030
UAB Hospital is again ranked among the nation's best healthcare providers. UAB's ongoing commitment to research and new medical developments for treating cancer, including efforts to bring technically advanced forms of cancer-killing radiation to Alabama, are among the reasons that UAB Hospital is consistently ranked among the industry's best healthcare providers.
For University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice student Sabrina Kopf, ACNP-BC, and her husband and fellow DNP student Scott Kopf, ACNP-BC, the university's 2017 summer commencement ceremony and doctoral hooding Saturday, Aug. 12, is just the next step in their lives together.
A pilot project at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will use telehealth to connect ostomy patients with providers for support and guidance during the crucial 30 days after discharge.
The Alabama state legislature passed “Leni’s Law” last April, making it legal to use CBD oil to treat seizure disorders and other severe medical conditions.
The inhibitor blocks a key virulence enzyme in the oral bacterium Streptococcus mutans, making it unable to stick to a tooth surface
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that is akin to throwing a monkey wrench into machinery to jam the gears.
nycu graphic 2Andrew D. Pucker, O.D., Ph.D., gives tips on safe use of contact lenses, including advice on travel, swimming and UV rays.
Briana Bryant will serve as a liaison for Public Relations Student Society of America chapters in the Southeast region and the organization’s national committee.
A married couple is the first husband-wife team to graduate together from the UAB School of Nursing’s DNP Program.
Early exposure to science, technology and medicine is the start of a path to STEM careers.
“Accidents can happen to anyone, and storing firearms that are unlocked and loaded is extremely dangerous.”
For four days in late July, pastors, deacons and folks running church kitchens and health ministries gathered in the Birmingham church to discuss a range of issues, including health concerns disproportionately affecting African Americans in their congregations and communities.
UAB partners with state agencies and organizations to aggressively decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS to the point of elimination of the spread of AIDS by 2030.
Meet the team of UAB students working to build a house completely powered by solar energy for the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition.
The inhibitor blocks Streptococcus mutans from sticking on the tooth surface. About 2.3 billion people worldwide have tooth decay in their permanent teeth, primarily caused by this bacteria.
The next class of UAB School of Medicine students will receive their traditional white coats at a ceremony Aug. 13.
UAB’s REGARDS study finds that disparities exist within men and older patients’ being prescribed stroke-preventing medication in the southeastern United States.
back to school 2017With kids using new technology every day, many parents are forced to keep up or get left behind.
An enthusiastic teacher and a fascinating topic lit his desire to learn. Now the veteran is building bone scaffolding with a three-dimensional bioprinter.
UAB, Alabama’s leader in precision medicine, joins with Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha in CSER2, an NIH project to bring genomic medicine to more children with birth defects or genetic disorders.
The August issue of the journal focused on genomics in rheumatic diseases, the complex effort to understand the genetic underpinnings of more than 100 diseases that affect joints and muscles.
UAB Hospital continues to be highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and is noted as the No. 1 hospital in Alabama.
The Helen Keller Art Show, on display at the Edge of Chaos conference space at UAB through August 31, features 28 works made by Alabama children from birth to age 21 who have been identified as having a visual impairment, as partially sighted or having low vision, or as blind or deaf blind.
Aissah Kaba worked in the lab of Alan Eberhardt, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering in the UAB School of Engineering, fashioning three-dimensional thermoplastic polymer scaffolds for bone repair.
New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that an investigational neurological treatment derived from cannabis may alter the blood levels of commonly used antiepileptic drugs. It is important for clinicians to consider such drug interactions during treatment of complex conditions.
The participants are also taking other seizure drugs while they are receiving the investigational therapy, investigators checked the blood levels of their other seizure drugs to see if they changed. “With any new potential seizure medication, it is important to know if drug interactions exist and if there are labs that should be monitored while taking a specific medication,” said lead author Dr Tyler Gaston.
Too often, people don’t want to lock guns because they don’t think accidents will happen and they want their firearms immediately available and ready to use, said David Schwebel of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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