UAB researchers want to create new treatments for these banes of cardiovascular disease.
Health care provider recommendation of HPV vaccines could help decrease secondary cancers in childhood cancer survivors.
Due to the current opioid crisis, UAB Hospital has launched an Addiction Scholars Program to train health care professionals across the hospital in caring for patients with addiction issues.
While no one knows for sure what the future may hold, there are quite a few clues that can tell you if your partnership is built to last.
TODAY reported that summer SAD may affect 1 percent of the total population. Beyond unplugging, Joshua Klapow, a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the School of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, suggested people engage in a few activities they love with the people they adore.
Many of us grab coffee and a quick bite in the morning and eat more as the day goes on, with a medium-size lunch and the largest meal of the day in the evening. But a growing body of research on weight and health suggests we may be doing it all backward.
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) consolidation was effective and safe in newly diagnosed pediatric patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), allowing a significant reduction in cumulative anthracycline doses, according to investigators from the Children’s Oncology Group.
High-resolution crystal structure reveals a new pathway for RNA during a nontraditional form of transcription—the process by which RNA is produced from a DNA template.
The College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Music presents many free student, faculty and guest performances, the UAB Piano Series featuring Rachel Kudo on Sept. 24, and Chamber Music @ AEIVA on Nov. 2.
The sun wasn’t blacked out and downtown Birmingham wasn’t plunged into complete darkness, but the 2017 solar eclipse has left a lasting impression on many in the Magic City.
Hardy has become an icon among cult-movie enthusiasts for his turn in “Troll 2” and the subsequent documentary “Best Worst Movie.” While “Troll 2” has been universally panned, Hardy embraces the film as “one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.”
August 22, 2017

Solar eclipse at UAB

Patients, students, faculty and staff joined together at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry to view the 2017 solar eclipse.
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music presents many free student, faculty and guest performances, the UAB Piano Series featuring Rachel Kudo on Sept. 24, and Chamber Music @ AEIVA on Nov. 2.
The UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center will host its annual symposium in September.
A screening program conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital ophthalmologists is helping cut negative outcomes from ROP in infants by half.
The UAB School of Dentistry has developed a new way of screening for potential health risks.
Two UAB alumnae are accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France offered by the French embassy in the United States.
For the fourth consecutive year, UAB Medicine has earned “Most Wired” status for use of information technology in improving patient care.
Satellite analysis like that conducted by Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., and Gregory Mumford, Ph.D., provides valuable intelligence for international policing of the illegal antiquities trade.
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.
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