August 03, 2016
UAB students forged a new path through the city’s past, creating a walking tour highlighting Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” It was part of a course focusing on public perceptions of history, which can mold civic identity but also fuel controversy. Follow their journey into the past.
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UAB artist in residence Lillis Taylor combats anxiety at the UAB Women and Infants Center with her weapon of choice: wooden embroidery hoops.
August 02, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
The UAB Health System is again lauded among the most technology-driven hospitals in the nation with inclusion in the “Most Wired for 2016” list.
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"We're finding estimates of about half of all parents say that they drive distracted," said Despina Stavrinos, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's distracted driving research lab.
August 03, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB School of Optometry faculty and Ph.D. candidates searching for answers to better diagnose and treat dry eye disease, are two of nine Ezell Fellows this year.
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August 02, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Julie Locher is recognized for her research contributions in nutritional well-being within the gerontology field.
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August 02, 2016 Written by Jim Bakken
UAB Hospital remains at top in Birmingham and Alabama, and rises in several specialty rankings in 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report.
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August 02, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Students in the School of Health Professions’ Department of Occupational Therapy are now getting real-world experience with a new cross-professional program that uses students from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre as patients.
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August 01, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Nearly 1,400 students will graduate this summer, and an estimated 700 are expected to walk in the summer commencement ceremony at Bartow Arena.
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July 29, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
The UAB School of Nursing will host a workshop to arm primary care providers with the necessary skills to perform women’s health procedures.
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July 29, 2016
UAB DAAH features works, supports student scholarships with visiting artist atelier program prints in online storeWritten by Shannon Thomason
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July 29, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB’s dual Doctor of Optometry and Master of Public Health degree program combines clinical learning with community leadership to improve eye care.
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Martinez will supervise the leadership of the Hill Student Center, Student Housing and Residential Life, and Campus Dining, as well as act as university liaison to the contract food service provider.
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July 28, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
The mechanism of widespread reorganization of DNA methylation may be a therapeutic target to prevent or reverse dyskinesia.
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July 27, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
The National Osteoporosis Foundation has named leading rheumatologist Ken Saag from UAB as president of the group’s Board of Trustees.
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July 28, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers.
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July 27, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has initiated a joint call for action from Alabama organizations urging HPV vaccine for children.
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July 26, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
Chang, who was named a 2015 Fulbright Scholar in 2015, is this year one of 57 Phi Kappa Phi fellows selected nationwide.
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New ongoing research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology and School of Dentistry is showing more evidence that children may receive oral microbes from other, nonrelative children.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham report that the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s disease, a mutant form of the LRRK2 enzyme, contributes to the build-up of α-synuclein in neurons — a telltale sign that the nerve cells are destined to die.
July 26, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
The exhibition includes works by 22 faculty members in many media. A free opening reception is planned for 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the UA Gallery.
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July 26, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
UAB’s Department of Ophthalmology provides a new residency program track to give incoming residents the option to participate in a clinical or basic research project of their choice.
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July 25, 2016 Written by Jim Bakken
In contrast to unreliable third-party physician rating and review systems, UAB Medicine is empowering consumers to make informed health care decisions based on reliable information from actual patients through its online physician directory.
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July 25, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Kids often acquire S. mutans, a cavity-causing bacterium from nonfamily members, researchers report at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting.
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July 22, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
UAB Medicine is the first in Alabama to advance cardiology services by offering a first-of-its-kind heart stent that gradually dissolves in the body.
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Two experimental drugs that block LRRK2 kinase enzyme were shown to lessen aggregations of alpha synuclein protein, which have been shown to play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease, report researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Kelly Nichols, O.D., Ph.D., a dry eye expert and dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, conducted research studies for the parent drug company to explore the efficacy and safety of lifitegrast in treating this eye condition that affects more than 16 million adults in the United States.
Zebrafish are becoming more and more popular as a research model for human disease. Along with mice and humans, they are one of the most commonly studied animals in biomedical research.
Wall Street meets University Boulevard in the UAB Green and Gold Fund, an investment portfolio of more than half a million dollars run entirely by Collat School of Business students. Discover how smart choices have paid off for the young investors, yielding rising returns, scholarship funds, and career experience.
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July 21, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
UAB’s Engineering and Innovative Technology Development team will be recognized by NASA for achievement in space-related research and production.
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July 21, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
UAB has been ranked No. 1 in Alabama and among the top 150 universities in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.
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July 21, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
UAB now offers the largest cancer precision medicine clinical trial, NCI-MATCH, with customized treatments for patients based on genetics.
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July 21, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Individuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
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July 20, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB has implemented a new application suite to improve clinical trial management, and enhance communication among trial sites and with study participants.
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July 20, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
The summer expo showcases the research and service learning work produced by UAB undergraduates and other students in UAB summer research programs.
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The research team has shown that the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease — a mutant LRRK2 kinase enzyme — contributes to the formation of inclusions in neurons, resembling one of the hallmark pathologies seen in Parkinson's disease.
A new pilot trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is examining the potential of a surprising tool for treating cocaine addiction: the psychedelic compound psilocybin.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has expanded its joint admissions program with Jefferson State Community College to include two new full-tuition scholarships, as well as a reverse transfer credit program.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine set out to see if CFS symptoms truly were worse after some sort of physical exercise or strain.
July 20, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
Donate Life Gospel Celebration will combine uplifting spiritual song and heartwarming testimonies by transplant recipients and donor families.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
Researchers have found that an interaction between a mutant gene and alpha synuclein in neurons leads to hallmark pathologies seen in Parkinson’s disease, findings that may lead to new mechanisms and targets for neuroprotection.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB continues to improve maternal and infant health as the only university to be a member of all three NIH perinatal networks.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
The zebrafish is making its mark in the field of biomedical research, becoming one of the fastest-growing models of human disease.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
Heat illness can be a serious matter, say UAB emergency physicians. Be prepared, and be safe.
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July 19, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
The partnership will provide scholarships and a reverse transfer agreement with Jefferson State to help deserving Alabama students realize their fullest potential.
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July 18, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.
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In a paper published in the July 14 inaugural issue of the journal Science Immunology, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers report a new quality-control checkpoint function in developing B cells, cells that produce antibodies to protect the body from pathogens.
"Humans are the only species in which one sex is know to have a ubiquitous survival advantage," the UAB researchers wrote. "Indeed, the sex difference in longevity may be one of the most robust features of human biology."
Now a new study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, has compared the dangers of laundry pods and standard laundry detergent and found that exposures to the pods are more likely to land a child in the hospital.
July 18, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
A quality-control checkpoint in pre-B cells restricts the range of antibodies produced by mature B cells, and manipulation of the checkpoint could make vaccines more potent.
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