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Injured military personnel to benefit from unique set of therapies offered at UAB.
Experts from leading organizations in employee health will present at the conference Nov. 21 at the UAB Alumni House.
Dr. Joseph R. Biggio Jr. has been delivering babies for 15 years and heads the division of maternal and fetal medicine within the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He said he has partnered with several CNMs at the university’s hospital and vouches for their care. He said he is not attacking midwives, though he does question the scope of their training. His main problem is the birth venue — at home — and the time it takes to transfer a woman to a hospital in an emergency.
'We have previously shown that verapamil can prevent diabetes and even reverse the disease in mouse models and reduce TXNIP in human islet beta cells, suggesting that it may have beneficial effects in humans as well,' said Anath Shalev,of UAB's Comprehensive Diabetes Center, who is leading the trial.
he Ebola drill was conducted by UAB and the Birmingham Fire Department. It started with a walk-in patient at the Kirklin Clinic.
The UAB School of Health Professions continues to expand into international education and names two faculty to leadership positions.
New UAB Innovation Lab Hosts Open House on Nov. 13.
Seven nonprofit groups are set to implement their ideas after the Community Health Innovation Awards provided funding for their winning proposals.
Maryann Manning was a renowned expert in reading and writing instruction and integrated curriculum.
UAB plans to open BBVA Compass Field in fall 2015. 
Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases need bone marrow transplants and only 30 percent find matches within their families.
This contemporary take on Donizetti’s tale of romance and reversal of fortune features award-winning student performers from an array of majors.
The UAB School of Dentistry and Nursing is holding their second annual "UAB Dentistry Cares Day". It is a charitable event where UAB's volunteer team treats basic dental needs of homeless and underserved people in our community at no cost.
From The L.A. Times
The real story of breast cancer in 2014 is all about nuances, the search to unlock the complexities of cancer etiologies, and develop treatments that will target specific cancer sub-types. In labs around the globe, scientists are investigating an array of novel approaches to outwitting each type: immunotherapy isn't the same as the targeting of biomarkers or manipulation of tumor microenvironments, said Cynthia Ryan.

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are explaining why there are concerns with the end-to-end security of an increasingly popular means of communication, and what users can do to defend against potential threats.
In 2001, Christine Skibola, Ph.D., now a professor of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, joined forces with a small group seeking a large goal -- discovery of genetic and environmental links to the white blood cell tumors that collectively are called lymphomas.
"We have previously shown that verapamil can prevent diabetes and even reverse the disease in mouse models and reduce TXNIP in human islet beta cells, suggesting that it may have beneficial effects in humans as well," Dr. Anath Shalev, director of UAB's Comprehensive Diabetes Center and principal investigator of the verapamil clinical trial.
Come early to grab a seat for this free concert, which will feature 13 all-new, original student compositions with video and video games.
Dr. David Schwebel, one of the study’s authors, says the benefits of sports and recreational activities usually outweigh the risks for kids. “We should continue to preach safety in activities that are organized and activities that are unorganized,” he said in a statement. “I think it’s the task of parents, coaches, school administrators and even children themselves to be wary that injuries can and do occur and that most are preventable.”
UAB researchers identify problems with secure voice communication over the Internet.
Epidemiology and genomics teased out genetic and environmental links to the white blood cell tumors called lymphomas
The “repurposing of verapamil as a beta cell survival therapy in type 1 diabetes” trial will test an approach different from any current diabetes treatment.
From The Washington Post
Hunt’s background is as unique as his music. He learned how to make stadiums scream not as a stage performer, but as a quarterback at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “I’ve always craved winning,” Hunt says. “It’s just easier in sports, because there’s a scoreboard.”
From MedScape
There is no proof that the improvement from 2000 to 2005 "is related to lung protective ventilation, but we knew it improved outcomes based on randomized controlled trials," said William Stigler Jr., MD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, who attended the session. The hypothesis, therefore, "is certainly reasonable," he added.
The shift in time, does not just interfere with your brunch plans, but can also have a large impact on one's body clock and overall health and can cost us in low productivity.
From AARP
Kristen Triebel and Daniel Marson, professors in the Neurology Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, study how dementia affects money management skills. They have identified several warning signs a person may exhibit during the early stages of dementia.
Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health invested $35 million over five years to establish the Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The center, in partnership with the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, will develop drugs for influenza, dengue fever, West Nile virus, SARS, MERS and chikungunya.
The Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology - AIMTech, for short - aims to connect UAB's biomedical engineers and clinicians with SRI's experts at bringing a device to market.
Flu season can peak as early as December, so now is the time to protect against it by receiving a flu vaccine. Find out what UAB doctors say is important to know.
The 17 selected volunteer members of the panel will provide highly informed perspectives on the biomedical research enterprise.
Kasman will face eight other competitors in the MTNA Southern Division auditions in Tennessee in January, and the winner will go to nationals.
Technological advances are changing the way medicine is practiced, and UAB’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is working with Southern Research Institute to be at the forefront of the field.
A single dose of an investigational influenza drug was able to reduce the duration of fever and viral shedding, researchers said in Washington, D.C.
A seven-year, $49 million project is starting in some of Alabama's poorest counties to try to raise the high school graduation rate and get more students in college.
Experts say messing with people’s sleep schedule can lower productivity and even cause workplace injuries. And it’s believed that changing sleep patterns can increase one’s risk of heart attacks — as much as 10 percent in the days that followed the time change, according to researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Tom Wdowiak is a late physics professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Scientists at NASA have decided to honor his memory by naming a ridge on Mars after him. The team has also named rocks in the ridge after places in Alabama that were of interest to Wdowiak.
UAB’s new Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program is designed to help graduate students from underrepresented communities — racial/ethnic minorities and people with disability — succeed in a career in neuroscience.
"The proceeds for Season Five will ensure that UAB is on the cutting edge of finding patient-centered outcomes for aging populations," Cynthia Brown, M.D., director of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, says.
UAB neuroscientist Karen Gamble said Thursday that research has shown that people who are night owls have a more difficult time adjusting to moving the clock forward one hour in the March than early morning people. She said turning back the clock in November has less impact on people.
Carol Rosenstiel, O.D., is an optometrist who is the chief of the contact lens service in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology. Rosenstiel specializes in using contact lenses to correct severe vision issues, particularly in cases like Henson's, where surgery or eyeglasses are not an option.
Early Birmingham’s medical development is the subject of a Reynolds Historical Lecture looking at the first four decades of the city’s history.
A 1993 UAB scientific paper describing CI Therapy has been named the most cited article in major rehabilitation journals over the past 30 years.
Choir favorites old and new will be performed at the show, along with two new scholarship announcements, one in memory of G. Labron Smith.
From MedScape
"Most pulmonary hypertension doctors believe that prostanoid analogs are one of the key therapies for pulmonary hypertension," said Robert Bourge, MD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Nail fungal disorders are one of the most common problems seen by dermatologists. Although treatments have been available for decades, the best we seem to achieve is about a 50 percent cure rate.
"Twenty-five percent of the proteins we fly in space produce the best crystallographic data when compared to their earth-grown counterparts," said Dr. Larry DeLucas, director of the Center for Macromolecular Crystallography at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"Typically, symptoms of the flu start with sudden onset of fever, fatigue, chills, muscle aches and pains, headaches, and dry cough. It then progresses to sore throat, congestion, runny nose, and cough. Symptoms usually last for 3-7 days," said Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. "To prevent you or your child from getting the flu, get the flu vaccine annually."
This effort is important because stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, according Dr. Michael Lyerly, a stroke doctor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). "It is a pretty big public health concern," he said. "Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke," Lyerly said.
Dr. Craig Wilson, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health gave a lecture yesterday afternoon at the Ryals School of Public Health on the broad history of the Ebola virus across the world.
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