June 13, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
New Living Donor Navigator Program tailored to African-Americans and a new Facebook app aim to increase access to living kidney transplants and reduce the number of patients awaiting transplant.
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June 10, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
The new Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes positions UAB as a world leader in improving patient outcomes.
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June 10, 2016 Written by Traci Bratton
Celebrate the fun of learning this summer with the HotScience and ChemBridge day camps.
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June 10, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Enjoy show tunes, Broadway classics, patriotic favorites and standards, then watch the fireworks shot from atop Red Mountain. This free outdoor concert is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music.
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June 09, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB spearheads an innovative program to find undiagnosed cases of hepatitis C and steer those patients to therapy.
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June 08, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
A robotic 3-D printer will build the tissue through computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing, but using living cells as the pieces of the structure.
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June 08, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB’s Lung Health Center has joined the prestigious Airways Clinical Research Network established by the American Lung Association.
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June 08, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Prostate cancer physicians look to provide personalized medicine to prostate cancer patients with a new medical device.
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June 07, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
Only 151 computer scientists worldwide were recognized as senior members by the ACM in 2015.
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June 07, 2016
Letters of inspiration: UAB Art Club students help Bell Center graduates create lasting “legacy” artworkWritten by Shannon Thomason
Each year, The Bell Center invites artists to collaborate with the center’s students and create a work of art that commemorates the graduating class. This year’s legacy piece was a collage of the young graduates’ first initials.
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June 07, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
This competitive award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to VA research and provides five years of salary support.
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During a session on pediatric oncology here Sunday, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Smita Bhatia presented initial findings from a genome-wide association study involving thousands of previous pediatric cancer patients who did or did not develop meningioma, mainly benign tumors that spring from the meninges tissues that surround the brain.
We need to ensure that we have a workforce ready to contain these and the next infectious disease threats."
But while middle-aged blacks were more likely than whites to die from a stroke, there were no black-white differences in the risk of death among stroke survivors, according to the study.
June 03, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
A UAB physician provides information on risks, recommendations and effects of Zika virus for pregnant women.
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Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently received a grant to provide safety and health training to healthcare and public safety workers through the UAB Deep South Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training Consortium.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have sent funding to investigators at the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative for programs to increase physical activity and decrease obesity rates among those with disabilities.
According to the research, certain gene variants that originated in West Africa may offer some black males partial protection against obesity by making those lucky enough to inherit less likely to collect fat in the mid-waist and trunk.
June 03, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama to implant a new electrical stimulator to combat sleep apnea and snoring.
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The reasons for group differences in multifactorial traits like obesity remain difficult to understand, especially when simplistic explanations do not easily explain complex patterns, like group differences which are not constant across sexes.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), along with colleagues at Emory University, Atlanta, and McGill University, Canada, used a yeast genetic model to find novel therapeutic targets for CF patients with this mutation.
Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently received a grant to provide safety and health training to health care and public safety workers through the UAB Deep South Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training Consortium.
June 03, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
UAB’s William Curry, M.D., explains the advantages for millennials to find a primary care physician and why it is a necessary step to take for their health.
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June 02, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
Wick Many, associate dean in Montgomery, named one of 10 leaders of the River Region by Montgomery Advertiser.
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June 02, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Investigators with the UAB School of Health Professions UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention totaling more than $10 million during the next five years.
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June 02, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Blacks are four times more likely than their white counterparts to die from stroke at age 45.
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And yet other research, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham concluded that eating breakfast — or not — has pretty much zero impact on your weight.
More than 30 small works by world-renowned optical and kinetic art pioneer Yaacov Agam will be on exhibition June 3-Aug. 20 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Results showed that conscientious teens and extroverted older adults are more likely to be distracted while driving, but agreeable adolescents are relatively responsible behind the wheel.
June 01, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama to participate in publicly reporting its data with American College of Cardiology’s Find Your Heart a Home pilot program.
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June 01, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
UAB investigators will present innovative patient-centered research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology national meeting.
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May 31, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB is part of a national study aimed at teaching medical students the best ways to help their future patients maintain a healthy weight.
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May 31, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
The UAB course was part of a master’s degree program in bioinformatics for researchers in Mali, where malaria is a scourge.
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June 01, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Among black men, those with a high degree of West African genetic ancestry have less abdominal fat than those with a lower degree.
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May 31, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
These free, short workshops will take place in June and this fall, led by the UAB Department of Art and Art History. Register now, as the studios are sure to fill up.
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June 01, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB has received a grant to develop and implement Ebola and infectious disease training to further protect health care and public safety workers.
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May 31, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
This program is designed to prepare high school students for their college audition for musical theater. Included are acting, singing, dancing, auditions and techniques.
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May 26, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
AIMTech’s ResistX treadmill will make its debut at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference.
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May 26, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
The UAB Cancer Center has received a $29 million National Cancer Institute renewal grant and is re-designated as “comprehensive” with an outstanding rating as a leader in advancing cancer research and care.
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May 25, 2016
The UAB Blazers men’s golf team has hit big, competing in this year's NCAA Championships and turning out pros including Graeme McDowell and Paul Dunne. Learn how competitive practice sessions and world-class courses help to power their success, and get a few tips to improve your own golf game.
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Recent findings by University of South Florida and University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers showed that an extract from a sponge in Antarctica called Dendrilla membranosa emits a newly discovered chemical that destroys 98% of MRSA cells and is effective toward the biofilm form of the pathogen.
May 25, 2016
Fixing cystic fibrosis: In vitro studies show therapeutically robust correction of the most common CF gene mutationWritten by Jeff Hansen
Cystic fibrosis lung cells were restored to 50 percent of healthy function in work that provides the first evidence that novel therapeutic strategies for human patients can be identified based on yeast studies.
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May 24, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
Recruitment for the trial continues as Myers discusses the benefits she received from participating and the knowledge she has gained to take control of her health care.
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May 24, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
School of Nursing Assistant Professor Pamela Bowen hopes to address the issue of physical activity in African-Americans in the South through a new study.
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The new chair named to lead UAB’s Department of Pathology has a strong background in personalized medicine, clinical care and basic science research.
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Wei Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined whether TRIB3 mediates GIIR in diabetes using muscle-specific TRIB3 overexpressing (MOE) and knockout (MKO) mice.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified key risk factors associated with patient readmission within 30 days after pediatric neurosurgery in a recent study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
The latest in quite a long history of women being forced or pressured to dress in such a way that damages their health, restricts their movement and prizes male perception over dignity and the value of their contribution to work.