"Fireworks injuries are an emergency," said Jay McCollum, M.D., an ophthalmologist and director of emergency services at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital. "They can run the spectrum from a minor injury right up to loss of vision or the loss of the eye."
Passwords are used for protection but they're not always reliable for a variety of reasons. Researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham are looking for alternative methods.
In addition to training drivers, specialists at UAB have done some of the first road-test studies on people with bioptic telescopes. UAB's Cynthia Owsley coauthored a recent study of 23 bioptic users, that showing the vast majority drove safely.
Dr. [David] Allison and his research team devoted those aptitudes to the design of a rather elegant study addressing the time-honored question: Is it critical to eat breakfast if interested in losing weight?
Funds raised from the annual event come back to UAB to support vital cardiovascular research efforts.
Gary Warner, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, writes about the criminal complaint against Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, a 30-year-old Russian, as well as several as-yet unidentified hackers. They are being charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and unauthorized interception of electronic communications.
Earlier integration of palliative care with cancer treatment was associated with “a significant survival advantage at 1 year”—but median survival times, quality of life, ER visits, ICU days, and symptom impacts were not statistically different, cautioned lead study author Marie Bakitas, DNSc, APRN, FAAN, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is partnering with Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) to create a program designed to better meet the needs of America's growing veteran population. The yearlong residency is one of only four in the country and is open to certified mental health nurse practitioners who have graduated within the last 12 months.
A local woman injured by a bottle rocket to the eye joins UAB Callahan Eye Hospital in urging people to not use fireworks at home.
Sight Savers of America now has a special place to honor those who’who have dedicated their lives to help improve the vision of children.
Famed poet and author Maya Angelou, who died last week at 86, is still being mourned across the world and receiving tributes in scores of media outlets. And her loss was felt locally at the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC).
"The goal of our research is to examine the existing security measures that zero-interaction authentication systems employ and improve them," said Nitesh Saxena, associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and co-leader of the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research.
The earlier a specific phone-based, palliative care support program can be introduced to caregivers, the better they will be able to cope with the caregiving experience, according to research conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing investigators.
"It is very common for family members of a patient receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia to wonder about their own risk," said [David] Geldmacher, the director of the UAB Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology.
Anthony Nicholas, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is a co-editor of the first textbook on the subject of protein deimination in human health and disease.
Speakers at the third annual Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium will address needs specific to Birmingham’s growth.
So far, research has generally shown a link between skipping breakfast and the likelihood of being overweight, but it hasn't proven that skipping breakfast causes weight gain. "Previous studies have mostly demonstrated correlation, but not necessarily causation," lead study author Emily Dhurandhar said in a statement from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The inaugural Hall Thompson Hero for Sight Award is awarded to Songs for Sight.
Selections are based on quantitative analysis of peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.
Associate professor mentors doctoral candidates and is highly sought after mentor for her content and statistical expertise.
Sarah Parcak is an under-40 inspiration.
School of Nursing professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs honored by alma mater.
Rod W. Nowakowski is recognized for contributions to society that exceed his professional obligations.
Two-year appointment to Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing will help shape strategic directions for improving global health.
Natalie Wilson’s pilot study research focuses on inflammation caused by microbial translocation in HIV.
UAB School of Nursing's federally funded study shows both the patient and caregiver benefit from early palliative care.
From LiveScience
"When you're talking about natural disasters, you can't reproduce many of the psychological elements in a non-disaster setting. A controlled experiment is absolutely contrived," said [Josh]Klapow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "There very well may be differences in the way people interpret names associated with natural disasters, but the whole thing falls dramatically short of changing policy."

From AANS Neurosurgeon
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a strategy that highly aggressive brain tumor cells use to fuel their relentless expansion.

An innovative solution for safeguarding personal information relies on your proximity instead of your memory.
Previous research has found an association between not eating breakfast and obesity; but no large, randomized controlled trials had sought to find causation until now.
A new UAB clinic can predict risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and offer strategies to reduce that risk.
The Honors College is home to students from all seven undergraduate colleges and schools and includes challenging courses and academic enrichment, such as research, international study, internships and service learning.
Christine A. Curcio, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the recipient of the 2014 Ludwig von Sallmann Prize, awarded to an individual for significant contributions to vision research and ophthalmology.
From Guardianlv.com
University of Alabama at Birmingham students scatter over downtown, raiding coffee shops in colored scrubs that express patriotism in its highest respect. Travelers are made to feel welcome at any time of the year. The residents of Birmingham are eager to meet tourists and give them a sweet brisk of southern hospitality.
The metro is home to over 120 biotech firms, the business incubator Innovation Depot and the research facilities associated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
They might never become as famous as Randy Newman's "Birmingham," but 12 songs about our city have made the grade in a contest sponsored by the Alys Stephens Center.
A member of the UAB art history faculty, [Cathleen Cummings] has written extensively on Hindu temple architecture, as well as painting traditions of both Hinduism and Buddhism, and led three study-abroad trips to South Asia. A Fulbright fellow, Mellon Postdoctoral fellow and a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in Delhi, India, she has also received numerous university awards and grants.
While the Alys Stephens Center has hosted the performances of a multitude of Grammy-winning artists over the years, Charlie Perry said the University of Alabama at Birmingham's performing arts center is more than just a place to catch a great show.
From Egypt Commercial News
Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, uses satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe, a satellite company, and Google Earth to identify what she calls "hot spots". Tracking regions where looting occurs, she says, may help law enforcement and officials identify looted artefacts before they turn up for sale.
From Kansas City infoZine
Could text language and autocorrect technologies have an effect on writing skills? UAB experts offer thoughts and tips.
Lots of people go on diets in the spring and summer so they'll look better in bikinis or swim trunks, and that's OK, up to a point. "Motivating factors such as 'bikini season' are good inspiration for behavior change," according to Krista Casazza, an assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Nutrition Sciences.
From USNews.com
The University of Alabama at Birmingham recently treated its first snakebite case of the season, noted Dr. Janyce Sanford, chair of the university's department of emergency medicine. "That is a usual pattern. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, snakes begin to get active and we begin seeing a bite or two," Sanford said.
“Physical activity really has to be at the base of any sort of recommendation post-stroke,” said James Rimmer, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Lakeshore Foundation.
Sticking to a diet or eating healthy can be tough when you step out of your normal routine and go on vacation.
Early palliative treatment for advanced cancer patients appeared to benefit their caregivers, who experienced lower rates of depression and better quality of life, researchers reported.
Nearly 80% of multiple sclerosis patients in a large registry reported overactive bladder symptoms, and more than one-third of newly diagnosed patients in a different cohort also had urinary dysfunction, researchers reported.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine have created an experimental blood test that, for the first time, determines a "Bioenergetic Health Index," or BHI, by gauging the performance of mitochondria, the cell's energy powerhouses. They report their laboratory findings in a recent issue of the journal Clinical Science.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are hoping to learn more about a deadly fungal infection called Cryptococcus.
From WSFA.com
Markus Bredel, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the UAB Department of Radiation Oncology and senior scientist in the neuro-oncology program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, and colleagues show how a phenomenon known as 'alternative splicing' allows brain tumors to incapacitate a key tumor suppressor gene, and that splicing happens in a tissue-specific context in a study published online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation
A well-known pediatrician and expert in children's digestive disorders from Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named the new chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine.
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