The Patient and Family Resource Center at UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center provides a comfortable place to find support.
Three of the world's most-cited researchers work at Huntsville's HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, according to a new report on the world's most influential scientists in 2014. Other Alabama researchers are on the most-cited list. They are: Robin D. Rogers, chemistry, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; Casey T. Weaver, immunology, University of Alabama in Birmingham; Julie M. Decker, microbiology, UAB; Jesus F. Salazar-Gonzalez, microbiology, UAB; and J. David Sweatt, neuroscience and behavior, UAB.
The Interkultur World Choir Games may not draw the attendance and viewer numbers of the World Cup, but they may be the equivalent competition among choral groups.
"So I don't think eating more [fruits and vegetables] alone is necessarily an effective approach for weight loss because just adding them on top of whatever foods a person may be eating is not likely to cause weight change," said Kathryn Kaiser, an instructor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Birmingham and the Hoover metro area rank sixth in the nation when it comes to pedestrian fatalities. UAB Psychologist Dr. David Schwebel has developed a life sized simulator to help teach children how to safely cross the street.
The American Society of Nutrition is dedicated to bringing together the world’s top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals.
The pair, at the ASC on July 17, will present one elegant show with a seamless blending of classic duets, fan favorites and selections from each artist’s catalog.
David Schwebel, a University of Alabama at Birmingham psychology professor, has designed a simulator to teach children how to safely cross the street in Birmingham, one of the nation's most dangerous cities for pedestrians.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have shed new light on how cells called gliomas migrate in the brain and cause devastating tumors.
Researchers say it is time to abandon some popular but erroneous obesity myths. In a new article, the team presents nine obesity myths and 10 commonly held but unproven presumptions that the authors suggest lead to poor policy decisions, inaccurate public health recommendations and wasted resources.
Dipping quickly into the gift of $1 million from an anonymous donor, Alabama Institute of Medicine, has approved three grants for stem cell research totaling about that amount. The board of directors voted last week to approve the grants to three separate projects at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
A UAB assistant professor will examine workplace health and safety issues related to worker impairment from marijuana use on a collaborative task force.
The nearly 60-strong UAB Concert Choir will represent the USA in the “Olympics of choirs,” the World Choir Games in Latvia.
UAB’s online bachelor’s marketing and management programs have been recognized by TheBestSchools.org as two of the best nationally.
The volume of information patients are given pre-operatively often exceeds their short-term memories, says lead author Thomas Vetter, MD, MPH, of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. "Our findings show that providing patients with a standardized instruction sheet … with simple language can improve compliance significantly."
A novel inhibitor of CD19 was well tolerated and showed promising activity in patients with relapsed or refractory B-lineage non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to a phase I study.
According to a study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, researchers found that gliomas disturb normal neural connections and seize control of blood vessels. In order to move away from the central tumor, gliomas travel along blood vessels, which give them access to the blood supply for nutrients.
Facebook and UAB consult with each other on what to research and even what to teach. And this is typical nowadays when corporations team up with colleges. Relationships are cozier and more targeted.
The Edge of Chaos announced last week that it is creating a new Scholars Program to bring together some of the finest minds at UAB to attack what the venue's web site calls the "wicked problems" that "plague communities" and are difficult to solve.
In the article titled "Birmingham's Health IT Breeding Ground," Ken Congdon wrote about his recent visit to Birmingham where he learned of UAB's and Innovation Depot's role in helping grow the health IT industry here.
From Diabetes In Control.com
"We made a lot of assumptions and jumped to a lot of conclusions that the markers of cardiovascular disease and treatments for prevention of cardiovascular diseases will be the same in type 1 — and that just may not be the case," said Fernando Ovalle, MD, director of the Comprehensive Diabetes Center of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "This could potentially change the perspective on how we see the use of statins and the assessment of cardiovascular risk in general."
From WIAT.com
Dr. John Sloan, a Criminal Justice Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says prosecutors carry a heavy burden. Once police wrap up their reports and interviews, it is up to them to decide whether or not a child being left in a vehicle is a gross deviation from the expected standard of care or a tragic accident.
“Individuals with HCV are large users of outpatient, ED and inpatient services with increased and rising utilization by persons born between 1945 and 1965,” James Galbraith, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Infectious Disease News. “This not only presents a large economic burden on the health system, but more importantly highlights opportunities to identify these individuals and refer them to potentially curative treatment.”
"It's not very often that a new therapy comes along that has as much potential as this new, leadless pacemaker does," said Vance Plumb, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease in the School of Medicine. "Historically, the weak link causing failure of pacing has been the leads, which this device eliminates. It's a big step forward in patient treatment and a milestone for cardiac rhythm treatment in Alabama."
Louis Brunsting, M.D, associate professor of surgery and chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Massoud Leesar, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of the Section of Interventional Cardiology, modified the procedure to take place over three days instead of all at one time to decrease the risk of bleeding a patient could endure due to blood-thinning medication taken prior to the stenting procedure.
Approved by University of Alabama System Board of Trustees last week, UAB is creating the Personalized Medicine Institute, the Institute for Informatics and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) announced Tuesday it will establish a new Institute for Human Rights, one that school officials say can build on the Magic City's increasing reputation as a center for the study of civil rights and social justice.
After starting out as a musical tribute to the game in 2007, The Baseball Project blossomed into a full-fledged band, now with its third album all about baseball.
Professor David Schwebel, Ph.D., developed a new virtual-reality system to help reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths among children.
Lindsay A. Rhodes, M.D., was named to the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Leadership Development Program Class of 2015. This program represents a commitment by the AAO to develop future leaders.
Amblyopia, commonly referred to as “lazy eye,” is the major cause of monocular blindness in America, affecting up to 3 percent of young children.
People trying to lose weight are often told to eat more fruits and vegetables, but new UAB research shows this bit of advice may not be true.
UAB researchers lay out the facts on commonly held but often erroneous obesity myths. Their conclusion? It’s time to move on.
A robotics and cardiac cath procedure was carried out over three days and meant patient did not have to undergo more rigorous bypass surgery.
In a world where getting that first job out of college is no easy task, Suzanne Scott-Trammell, executive director of career and professional development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said internships are critical.
Methotrexate -- the inexpensive anchor drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis -- isn't being used optimally today, with few patients switching from the oral to the subcutaneous formulation or adding a second conventional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) before turning to a biologic, researchers found.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have shed new light on how cells called gliomas migrate in the brain and cause devastating tumors. The findings, published June 19, 2014 in Nature Communications, show that gliomas — malignant glial cells — disrupt normal neural connections and hijack control of blood vessels.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are teaming to form the Center for Genomic Medicine.
Organizers of the new Institute for Human Rights at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have expressed the hope that it will help attract world-class teachers, researchers and students who passionate about human and civil rights.
Teachers and industry experts from across the country aim to advance STEM initiatives in schools at this 38th annual event.
The Alabama Project, a photo exhibit illustrating cancer survivorship and cancer health disparities, is on display at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
UAB is the first medical center in the Southeast to implant a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with epilepsy.
A study in the July issue of Anesthesiology revealed that patients who receive a simple, multicolor, standardized medication instruction sheet before surgery are more likely to comply with their physician's instructions and experience a significantly shorter post-op stay in recovery.
Funding and support for the app came from the Women's Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, as part of an effort to improve quality of life for breast cancer survivors and their loved ones. The leader of the project is Debbie Walker, DNP, assistant professor in UAB's School of Nursing. Walker noted that although the developers originally designed the app for patients with breast cancer, it touches on issues important to patients with other types of cancer as well.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of heart failure, stroke and heart attack. About one in three Americans has high blood pressure, and only half of those have their condition under control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ragib Hasan, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, launched a Facebook group to address the problem. Ragib is a pioneer of Bangla Wikipedia since 2006, and is the founder of the first and largest open online education platform in Bangla. The site, Shikkhok.com, won a number of awards – including the 2013 Google RISE Award.
A federally funded study at UAB shows how invading glioma cells disrupt brain connections and break down the blood brain barrier.
The Alys Stephens Center's opening summer event will not only celebrate the summer solstice, it will host local vendors, local brews and local musicians at an event titled, appropriately, LOCAL.
The findings emphasized how much remains unknown about cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes, commented Fernando Ovalle, MD, director of the Comprehensive Diabetes Center of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The study found an additional two hours a day of sedentary behavior was linked to an 8% increase in colon cancer risk, a 10% increase in endometrial cancer risk and a 6% increase in risk for lung cancer. It did not find the same connection for breast, rectum, ovary and prostate cancers or for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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