Created by a team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the panels are made up of a combination of thermoplastic and fiberglass resins and fibers, which makes them stronger than the steel used in many storm shelters.
In June, UAB’s tornado panels designed to protect against flying debris were installed as an integral component of a safe room in a new construction home in the Montgomery, Alabama area.
UAB's new panels can be retrofitted to existing houses or integrated into new builds, and offer protection even in the most extreme EF5 tornado – that is, in winds over 200 mph (321 km/h).
UAB research shows that phytoplankton, the foundation of all marine life, will experience varied growth rates due to ocean acidification levels during the next century.
1.25 million grant will be used to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families.
Narrowing of aortic arch, infant’s otherwise good health prompt physicians to move Baby JJ’s Glenn procedure up one month.

About half of American hospitals have some form of arts programming, usually art or music therapy. Now a growing number of medical centers — UAB Hospital is the first in Alabama — are implementing the more comprehensive AIM model.
Born in Dublin and raised on Irish junior golf, he just finished his senior year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Last month, he finished fifth in the N.C.A.A. Division I championship. His caddie this week is Alan Murray, who was also his coach at U.A.B.
Officials say the clinic is run by the university's department of psychiatry and will begin seeing patients from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The university recently acquired the 20,000-square-foot medical office building at 728 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S. from Paula LLC for $3 million, according to Jefferson County public records.
The University of Alabama-Birmingham golfer, who qualified for The Open for the second year in a row, even shared the lead after he birdied the first two holes to get off to a flying start in just the second group of the day and his status as an early joint leader.
Chair of the school's department of psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology James Meador-Woodruff said in a statement studies have shown an increased risk of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide among LGBT people.
Paul Dunne, a native of Ireland, hopes to better relax during his second trip to The Open at St. Andrews. Last year, he missed the cut by two after shooting 75-73.
In Birmingham, debate has swirled about a 110-year-old monument to Confederate veterans that stands in Linn Park. At a June city council meeting, activist Frank Matthews had demanded that city leaders remove the obelisk.
According to this research, conducted on mice, the administration of a drug that prevents loss of myelin - the insulating sheath around nerve fibres that allows signals to be transmitted - increases the mobility of the mice after an injury.
New dangers of passive smoking have been highlighted, with an American study concluding that second-hand smoke (SHS) can increase the risk of stroke by 30 per cent.

A product designed by UAB engineers to help save lives during natural disasters is approved for use.

UAB alumnus Jason Aaron has plotted a heroic path as a writer for Marvel comics, where his Star Wars and Thor storylines have surprised fans and generated critical buzz. Aaron discusses his storytelling powers, the challenge of reinventing iconic characters and the role played by UAB creative writing courses in his supersized success in UAB Magazine.

Two-time Grammy winner Jones and her band will perform her classic hits like “Chuck E.’s in Love” as well as cuts from her new album, “The Other Side of Desire,” written and rooted in New Orleans.

UAB is set to open a mental health clinic July 20 that will improve access to care for those who identify as LGBTQ.

UAB’s ongoing research for countermeasures to bromine or chlorine exposure — from either industrial spills or chemical attack — gets a boost with a new NIH grant.

UAB’s Candace Floyd is set to take a top leadership post with the National Neurotrauma Society.

Monika M. Safford, M.D., helped shape the new Web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program, “Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.”

A stroke happens in an instant, but memory and thinking ability can keep getting worse for as long as six years afterward—at a rate much faster than normal brain aging.
Multiple myeloma uses a trick akin to a wolf in sheep’s clothing to grow in and spread to new bone sites. By overexpressing Runx2, a gene that normally is a master regulator of bone formation, the cells of this largely incurable cancer produce proteins that mimic the normal bone-resident cells.
Epidemiologist Olivia Affuso studies new ways to prevent obesity and chronic disease through physical activity. She also volunteers with two groups that use running to help women and girls achieve fitness and personal goals.
Gene mastermind Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his team at the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Laboratory are helping UAB investigators — and researchers from around the world — crack the mysteries of life.
Haydeh Payami, Ph.D., a leading geneticist recruited to the UAB-Hudson Alpha Center for Genomic Medicine and UAB Personalized Medicine Institute, is exploring the protective power of coffee and nicotine — and the mysteries of the microbiome — in Parkinson’s disease.
Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.
Pedal steel guitarist Randolph’s prowess on guitar earned him a spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list.
Best of 2015 2Many patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults do not fit the standard profile for a diabetes diagnosis; they are younger, are relatively fit and have little if any belly fat.
The mimicry of bone cells by multiple myeloma is driven by overexpression of Runx2, the master regulator of bone formation.
UAB Hospital is the only Disease-Specific Certified program in Alabama and has had no observations or findings by The Joint Commission since joining the certification process.
While it is well-known that nonsmokers can get cancer from inhaling smoke, the amount of risk associated with secondhand smoke and stroke has remained unclear until now.
The American College of Surgeons has again verified UAB as a Level I Trauma Center, a designation held by UAB since 1999.
Virginia Wadley, Ph.D., says until this new JAMA study, whether or not stroke survivors are at-risk over the long term was an unknown.
UAB named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for general service, economic opportunity and education.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Dentistry Alumni Association has named J. Calvin McCulloh, DMD, the recipient of the 2015 H. Moren Fuller Award.
Major long-term study shows stroke is associated with accelerated and persistent declines in thinking ability over 6 years.
Levine and her U-M colleagues used data from 23,572 Americans aged 45 years or older from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Officials say the new Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network.
UAB’s Karan Singh has been selected as an American Statistical Association Fellow and recognized as a foremost member in the field of statistical science.
B.o.B is Bobby Ray Simmons, originally from Decatur, Georgia. The fall concert is set for 7 p.m. on the Campus Green and is free to everyone.
Studies show kids lose as much as two to three months of math and reading skills during the summer. That loss is even greater for children of low socioeconomic status.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is hosting a summer blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross that will allow donors to help lessen the usual summer shortage of life-saving blood products.
People should take good care of their eyes year round, but "extra precautions" are needed in the summertime, according to Dr. Adam Gordon, a clinical associate professor in The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.
“These studies demonstrate that [Kerydin (tavaborole, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc).], a novel, first-in-class, boron-based pharmaceutical approved by the FDA for the treatment of toenail onychomycosis, has a favorable benefit-risk profile and is an attractive option for the treatment of onychomycosis of the toenail as a result of dermatophytes,” Boni E. Elewski, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues wrote in their study.
After a national search, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found a new surgeon-in-chief for its hospital and academic chair for its Department of Surgery.
The new Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network, a national system of state networks focused on advancing and supporting women in higher education.
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