“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.
From: AANS Neurosurgeon
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that users pay more attention to Internet safety than previously assumed. Researchers used a novel methodology to gain new neurological insights into how users face security questions and how their personalities might affect their performance.
Best-in-class patient care among the criteria in Becker’s Hospital Review rankings that list UAB Hospital.
Birmingham will let its light shine even brighter this year as Light Dreams returns, with jaw-dropping digital projections, live music and out-of-this-world interactive art installations.
Desmond Tutu and Laura Bush are among the influential leaders who can be heard at UAB in May.
New art pieces are being created to celebrate the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s new Cultural Corridor. Fabric and installation artist Amanda Browder is asking for help from the community to create two giant fabric installations.
From: CBS42.com
Neurologists at UAB and Children’s of Alabama are in the beginning stages of setting the groundwork for trials to treat debilitating seizures with an oil extract from marijuana.
The public is invited to participate in “Gandhian Paths to Global Progress: A Forum with Tushar Gandhi,” then he will deliver a lecture on human rights, “Three Marches and a Dream: Salt and Freedom.”
Young Concert Artist Ji will perform as part of the Patty McDonald ArtPlay Parlor Series and will present a free school show for students at Advent Episcopal School.
Student groups will question the role the government plays in sustaining the environment April 8.
The UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center (SRC) is 50 years old in April, and the anniversary will be commemorated with several events, including a career fair, a symposium on traumatic brain injury and the recognition of former patients and employees.
If doctors are currently using the technique, the new results "should give them pause," said Dr. Suresh Boppana, a professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. And with the treatment appearing to cause more adverse effects, "one has to be somewhat more careful."
“Science depends on replication, and if you don’t have replication there’s always a question,” Steven Austad, an expert on aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said.
Governor Robert Bentley has signed legislation that will allow the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the medical effectiveness of a marijuana-derived oil.
From: Chron.com
Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2014 edition of "100 Great Hospitals in America," a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation [and included UAB Hospital in its list.]
State requirement shifts UAB license plate design from Blaze to Knowledge
School of Education professor takes first place in tennis tournament that supports UAB research.
UAB’s Cockerham edits the most comprehensive encyclopedic resource for health study.
Several U.S. cardiologists also called for a refocusing on the biology behind renal denervation to find out why the benefits demonstrated in animal models have not been translated into humans. Suzanne Oparil, MD, a hypertension specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was involved in some of that early research and told MedPage Today that she was optimistic that the approach would work.
A study from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business shows a connection between engagement and safety. It suggests that employees with low engagement are more likely to work around safety protocols, while highly engaged employees are not.
From: TechRepublic
[UAB's Gary] Warner said: "We built the response to cybercrime where we punish the victim rather than punish the criminal, and we need to change that."
Gov. Robert Bentley has signed legislation permitting the University of Alabama at Birmingham to do a study of a marijuana derivative to treat seizures.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham wants to create a more pedestrian-friendly campus. “We want to be a more walker-friendly campus,” Kevin Jaquess, director of real estate at UAB, said.
oday, we share answers from a survey conducted with the 40 Bizwomen participants from Alesia Jones, chief human resources officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the state's largest employer with about 18,000 employees. Jones has served in this top role since 2009.
Ailey II, the second company of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, wrapped up its season-long UAB residency Friday night by nearly filling the Alys Stephens Center’s Jemison Concert Hall and performing like dancers on the cusp of great careers.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently published the 2013 Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk. Paul Muntner, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues studied participants for whom atherosclerotic CVD risk may trigger a discussion of statin initiation.
The CAREER Award is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award, and four University of Alabama at Birmingham professors are among the winners.
Being married appears to be a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to researchers. The study reinforces the idea that heart health can be affected by social as well as physiological factors, said Vera Bittner, chairwoman of the American College of Cardiology’s prevention of cardiovascular disease committee and a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
A consistently solid academic performance helps place UAB high in the rankings of the world's top universities.
Chief of trauma surgery at UAB honored for commitment to safety and quality.
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