Come early to grab a seat for this free concert, which will feature 13 all-new, original student compositions with video and video games.
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.”

UAB researchers identify fundamental problems with a popular technology for securing communications over the Internet and reveal automated mimicry attacks that enable wiretapping.

Epidemiology and genomics teased out genetic and environmental links to the white blood cell tumors called lymphomas
The “repurposing of verapamil as a beta cell survival therapy in type 1 diabetes” trial will test an approach different from any current diabetes treatment.
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.
The Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology - AIMTech, for short - aims to connect UAB's biomedical engineers and clinicians with SRI's experts at bringing a device to market.
Flu season can peak as early as December, so now is the time to protect against it by receiving a flu vaccine. Find out what UAB doctors say is important to know.
The 17 selected volunteer members of the panel will provide highly informed perspectives on the biomedical research enterprise.
Kasman will face eight other competitors in the MTNA Southern Division auditions in Tennessee in January, and the winner will go to nationals.
Technological advances are changing the way medicine is practiced, and UAB’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is working with Southern Research Institute to be at the forefront of the field.
A single dose of an investigational influenza drug was able to reduce the duration of fever and viral shedding, researchers said in Washington, D.C.
A seven-year, $49 million project is starting in some of Alabama's poorest counties to try to raise the high school graduation rate and get more students in college.
Experts say messing with people’s sleep schedule can lower productivity and even cause workplace injuries. And it’s believed that changing sleep patterns can increase one’s risk of heart attacks — as much as 10 percent in the days that followed the time change, according to researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Tom Wdowiak is a late physics professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Scientists at NASA have decided to honor his memory by naming a ridge on Mars after him. The team has also named rocks in the ridge after places in Alabama that were of interest to Wdowiak.
UAB’s new Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program is designed to help graduate students from underrepresented communities — racial/ethnic minorities and people with disability — succeed in a career in neuroscience.
"The proceeds for Season Five will ensure that UAB is on the cutting edge of finding patient-centered outcomes for aging populations," Cynthia Brown, M.D., director of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, says.
UAB neuroscientist Karen Gamble said Thursday that research has shown that people who are night owls have a more difficult time adjusting to moving the clock forward one hour in the March than early morning people. She said turning back the clock in November has less impact on people.
Carol Rosenstiel, O.D., is an optometrist who is the chief of the contact lens service in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology. Rosenstiel specializes in using contact lenses to correct severe vision issues, particularly in cases like Henson's, where surgery or eyeglasses are not an option.
Early Birmingham’s medical development is the subject of a Reynolds Historical Lecture looking at the first four decades of the city’s history.
A 1993 UAB scientific paper describing CI Therapy has been named the most cited article in major rehabilitation journals over the past 30 years.
Choir favorites old and new will be performed at the show, along with two new scholarship announcements, one in memory of G. Labron Smith.
From MedScape
"Most pulmonary hypertension doctors believe that prostanoid analogs are one of the key therapies for pulmonary hypertension," said Robert Bourge, MD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Nail fungal disorders are one of the most common problems seen by dermatologists. Although treatments have been available for decades, the best we seem to achieve is about a 50 percent cure rate.
"Twenty-five percent of the proteins we fly in space produce the best crystallographic data when compared to their earth-grown counterparts," said Dr. Larry DeLucas, director of the Center for Macromolecular Crystallography at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"Typically, symptoms of the flu start with sudden onset of fever, fatigue, chills, muscle aches and pains, headaches, and dry cough. It then progresses to sore throat, congestion, runny nose, and cough. Symptoms usually last for 3-7 days," said Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. "To prevent you or your child from getting the flu, get the flu vaccine annually."
This effort is important because stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, according Dr. Michael Lyerly, a stroke doctor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). "It is a pretty big public health concern," he said. "Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke," Lyerly said.
Dr. Craig Wilson, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health gave a lecture yesterday afternoon at the Ryals School of Public Health on the broad history of the Ebola virus across the world.
"Across three decades and in many roles, Dr. Kahn has touched nearly every aspect of this university," said UAB President Dr. Ray L. Watts.
Sam Hunt was a quarterback in college and played football for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, before briefly free agenting for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jessica Merlin, M.D., MBA, is an assistant professor at UAB, and blogs about the diverse food scene in Birmingham in her spare time.
One eye, two contact lenses and a veteran’s life is changed forever.
According to data from the 2014-2015 College Salary Report from PayScale, students who earn a graduate degree from the University of Alabama at Hunstville, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn and the University of Alabama will start their careers earning about $14,000 more on average than graduates with just a bachelor's degree.
The session called Inside the Hot Zone, which Pigott proposed a year ago, filled the room to capacity. He covered a number of cases that included anthrax, a missed Marburg diagnosis, and Yersinia pestis. Oh, and Ebola.
On Wednesday, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), which is leading the study, announced receipt of a $28 million National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grant to conduct the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke - or REGARDS - study.
Sodium retention, which is regulated by the kidneys, is a natural way the body responds to stress. It's part of the fight-or-flight survival mechanism that gets the heart pounding and the body moving quickly when needed.
Breast cancer survivor Tammy Than underwent a double mastectomy last spring. Two months later she ran a marathon in Alaska. "I sent pictures to people and I said, 'First marathon without the girls,'" said Than, a professor at University of Alabama Birmingham's School of Optometry.
Recent graduate Rebecca Harper of Valley Head wrote the play with Professor Karla Koskinen. Now she is directing the work, which evolved out of Euripide’s “Trojan Women.”
Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases weighs in: "The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends seasonal influenza immunization for all children 6 months of age and older. There are two types of influenza vaccine: the intranasal flu vaccine and the injectable flu vaccine."
David Schwebel, a psychologist at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and director of the UAB Safety Lab, offers tips to keep kids safe at Halloween. He says that older kids can learn to cut jack-o'-lanterns and light candles with adult supervision.
“She has been vocal, and rightly so,” David C. Pigott of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine said. “She’s been put in a situation where she’s treated like a second-class individual after putting her life on the line to make a difference.”
The LIFE study was originally presented at the 2014 AUGS/IUGA Scientific Meeting by Holly E. Richter, Ph.D, M.D., Director of the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  At the 1-month primary endpoint, 79% of women in the intent-to-treat cohort and 86% of the per protocol cohort experienced treatment success, and zero device-related serious adverse events were reported.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is now using a new treatment combining two technologies to battle prostate cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound come together to offer a "targeted biopsy" in this promising new treatment.
UAB will soon offer on-campus food from one of the most heralded chains in the state, after announcing that Full Moon Bar-B-Que will open a location in the new student center.
The MITRE Corporation has chosen the universities that will advise the first federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) that is exclusively dedicated to cybersecurity.
Birmingham is preparing for a visit this weekend from the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan leader will speak about religion and human rights. But the Buddhist figure will also indulge his personal interest of neuroscience. The Dalai Lama will participate in a talk with scientists Saturday at UAB.
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