Students design award-winning device to help physically disabled.
The event will highlight genetic testing of embryos, the move toward transferring single embryos to avoid multiple births and UAB’s record success in IVF.

Local schools participated in 25th annual Egg Drop, held atop Vulcan for the first time.
“Poor body image is associated with both indoor tanning behavior and eating disorder behaviors,” David Schwebel, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, wrote in an accompanying editorial.
From: LiveScience
Teens who take longer to reach their full height may be at increased risk for certain types of brain tumors later in life, a new study suggests. It's possible that these people's bodies produce a lower level of growth hormones over a prolonged period, which may confer a higher risk of tumors than a higher level of growth hormones over a short period, said Rebecca Little, a  and doctoral student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Malcovery was launched as a result of an exclusive worldwide license with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and based on research conducted at the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR).
A University of Alabama at Birmingham-developed viral treatment for brain cancer has passed another critical hurdle.
Several UAB art and art history students and faculty members recently took part in honoring four members of the Alabama Air National Guard who were killed during the ill-fated, CIA-backed attempt to invade Fidel Castro's Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in 1961. They painted new art on the nose of one of the planes flown by the Alabama Air National Guard's 117th Air Refueling Wing.
UAB is hosting its seventh annual undergraduate research expo. The event is a chance for students to present their scholarly work to faulty and the UAB community.
“The Irony of the Solid South,” Glenn Feldman’s book on the role of race in shaping the Republican South, receives award.
UAB PRCA/PRSA was named PRCA Chapter of the Year for the 30th time in the last 33 years.
Suffice it to say that Prine’s April 11 concert at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Center was a two-hour gem.
From: Fox 6 Alabama
UAB's egg drop competition had 566 students invent a way to safely land an egg dropped approximately 100 feet from Vulcan onto the ground below.
Researchers don’t know how long any study participants were married or how recently they were divorced or became widowed. But the results drive home the message that a person’s heart risks can’t be judged by physical measures alone—social factors and stress also matter, said Vera Bittner, a cardiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
That a good doctor-patient relationship can improve health outcomes has been shown before, for example in a study that showed diabetic patients are more successful at monitoring their blood sugar when their doctor is more empathetic, said Rodney Tucker, MD, chief experience officer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System.
For Dr. Michael Saag, the director of the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the new drugs eliminate the need to use interferon altogether. “I don’t plan on using interferon again unless I can help it,” he told IBT, pointing to the drug’s harsh side effects, toxicity and relative inefficacy.
From: U.S. News & World Report
"Poor body image is associated with both indoor tanning behavior and eating disorder behaviors," David Schwebel, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, wrote in an accompanying editorial.
The kinetic art sculpture on the front of the Callahan Eye Hospital is getting a sprucing up. Work crews were on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Friday, concentrating on the artwork named Complex Vision.
Patient experience measures like communication, responsiveness, cleanliness and pain control among criteria for UAB Hospital’s 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.
An estimated 1,200 students will participate in UAB’s two spring commencement ceremonies, with at least 2,828 students set to graduate.
In his series Everything Is Going To Be All Right, Alabama-based artist Jared Ragland, adjunct professor of photography and Visual Media and Outreach Coordinator for Department of Art and Art History at UAB, takes us through the night in New Orleans, both past and present.
The UAB Political Science Club on Friday is hosting a "Meet the Candidates" debate for Alabama House of Representatives districts 52, 54 and 55. The three districts were chosen because of their proximity to the UAB campus.
Genkyotex, a developer of selective NOX enzyme inhibitors, announced today the publication of data showing that GKT137831, a first in class NOX1 and 4 inhibitor, was able to reverse lung fibrosis associated with aging in a new model of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
In the first six months of the 2013-14 fiscal year, UAB supporters have exceeded the amount gifted online in the entirety of 2012-13.
Four undergraduate students have been named to the first honors class citing of their outstanding academic achievements.
UAB’s Epilepsy Center is housed in the Department of Neurology under the direction of Jerzy Szaflarski, M.D., Ph.D.
Biomarkers and new treatments for glaucoma are topics for the April 15 lecture.
The Birmingham Business Alliance is performing better than its peer cities in two-thirds of its 12 key measurements, but its chief executive said there is plenty of room for improvement.
While the source of of an individual’s allergy varies, tree pollen is a primary problem during the spring for people who suffer from allergies, according Dr. Richard Waguespack, an ear, nose and throat specialist and clinical professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“Specifically, we were able to demonstrate that established fibrosis in lungs of aged mice is partially reversed by administration of GKT137831, a new NOX inhibitor from Genkyotex,” explained Victor J. Thannickal, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Director, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s May 1 Fiesta Ball will support the work of UAB’s young cancer research scientists.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved two endowed positions, an endowed lectureship and three emeritus promotions.
Candidates for the State House of Representatives will attend a forum at UAB
In findings published April 9 in Science Translational Medicine, the UAB team describes the mechanism that contributes to persistent fibrosis in the aged, and suggests targets that may help reverse the buildup of scar tissue.
"Failure of this trial to reach its primary efficacy endpoint has forced me (and everybody else) to rethink this issue. Much more clinical and preclinical research is needed before we can define the role of renal denervation in the management of hypertension and its complications/comorbidities.Suzanne Oparil, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham report a genetically engineered herpes simplex viral therapy is safe when used in conjunction with radiation in the treatment of malignant gliomas, one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer.
Blazer fans can enjoy a free lunch with a side of spirit when the National Alumni Society presents the Spring Game Spirit Luncheon on April 17.
April is Earth Month, and UAB is getting into the environmental swing with several events. There is an Arbor Day celebration in progress on campus today until 1 p.m., according to the UAB Reporter. The event includes educational demonstrations, a tree-planting ceremony and other activities. One of the sponsoring groups is the UAB student environmental group, Green Initiative.
“In addition to being a major risk factor for melanoma, indoor tanning might identify a group of teens at increased risk of eating disorders,” said David C. Schwebel of University of Alabama at Birmingham.
One out of five Medicare patients with heart failure is readmitted to the hospital within just one month of discharge, a fact that is not only bad news for patients who would most likely prefer to avoid another hospital stay, but it also places intense economic pressures on hospitals and the healthcare system as a whole, especially amid new federally imposed reimbursement cuts related to readmissions.
An industry news organization has named UAB Hospital as one of the top 100 in the country. UAB is the only Alabama hospital to make the 2014 “100 Great Hospitals in America," by Becker's Hospital Review.
Winner of UAB-hosted Alabama Brain Bee wins second place at national competition.
UAB art students have created a space-age stage mural for a concert presented by Vulcan Park to honor the late musician Sun Ra, a Birmingham native.
“The Biggest Loser” at-home winner to be present at the 2nd Annual Run 4 Mike, a fundraiser for UAB research in transverse myelitis and multiple sclerosis.
Federal grant allows study of critical languages abroad
UAB researchers say new findings show that a herpes simplex virus therapy may be beneficial in treating malignant gliomas.
UAB’s Turner-Henson selected for rare award by the Southern Nursing Research Society, which touted her contributions to society.
Can you write a memorable song about Birmingham? If so, folks at the Alys Stephens Center want to hear it. They've been accepting submissions for a contest linked to a new festival on June 21: Make Music Birmingham Day.
Community members will have the opportunity to access the knowledge and experience of some world leaders by attending Leadercast® at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Friday, May 9. This year’s theme, “Beyond You,” challenges leaders to focus outward rather than inward.
“In addition to being a major risk factor for melanoma, indoor tanning might identify a group of teens at increased risk of eating disorders,” said David C. Schwebel of University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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