ECMO takes on the function of the heart and lungs by routing the patient’s blood into the machine where carbon dioxide is removed and oxygen is added. The blood is then pumped back into the body. “This technology has improved over time, and there have been many advances in the machines that have made ECMO much safer with wider applications,” said Enrique Diaz, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine.
A bill to allow the treatment of epileptic seizures with a marijuana derivative has turned into a $1 million medical study that will supply the product to Alabama families. The revised bill allows the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to do a $1 million study of cannabidiol, or CBD. People prescribed the oil by UAB would have legal protection.
The National Alumni Society at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently announced the winners of its Excellence in Business awards. The UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 award program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the success of the top 25 UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-operated businesses.
Moellinger was presented Nursing Scientist Award before an international group of more than 1,000 medical experts.
Learn about Lou Gehrig’s disease at the second UAB Neuroscience Café at the Hoover Library.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation awarded anthropology professor Chris Kyle coveted grant.
The 2015 cohort of the Collat School of Business honors program breaks records in size and diversity of majors.
The Essentials is a new, innovative Alys Stephens Center series devoted to honoring the rich history of jazz music and bringing the best artists in contemporary jazz to Birmingham.
UAB students to attend prestigious Clinton Global Initiative conference for social change.
Increased water consumption often is advised to those who are trying to lose weight. But a nutrition expert at UAB says, while it is important, it’s not the magic bullet to weight loss.
The recently released AREDS 2 study confirmed that the added ingredients and formulation created by Jon O. Mason, III, M.D., a retina surgeon from the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who introduced the Macular Health eye supplement with Jeffery McAnnally, as the most effective of four different formulations tested in the study in slowing or preventing vision loss due to AMD.
New research out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found an HIV prevention method for women is safe.  The early phase one trial tested out new intravaginal rings carrying two anti-HIV drugs.
UAB’s new $35 million student center will have Panera Bread, Starbucks and bookstore along with other retail and restaurant space and places for students, faculty and staff to meet, mingle and even play video games.
Though the University of Alabama at Birmingham traces its roots to the founding of a school for the medical arts, the university’s newest building is a stunning gem that focuses squarely on a different sort of art.
UAB English professor Kieran Quinlan -- born and raised in Ireland but now a noted scholar of Southern literature -- has won the 2014 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
Known as the “Olympics for Choirs,” the competition will host 489 participating choirs from 61 countries. The UAB ensemble is one of 27 choirs from the United States. Jurors from six continents will decide their rankings and whether they win gold, silver and bronze medals.
From: CBS42
Saturday, March 15, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is putting these young survivors’ front and center with a conference designed to help them in their stage of life.
More than 1000 tombs and 3000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Sarah Parcak. “To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist,” Dr Parcak said.
"Obesity seems to have risen in virtually every country where detailed data is available," says David B. Allison, Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This even includes areas in the world like rural China, where stereotypically American fat factors—from junk food to video games—have yet to infiltrate peoples' lives.
Doctor Peter King is hopeful the research he does at UAB and Birmingham VA Medical Center will yield results in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. But he's up against the clock. "The survival time is three to five years once the diagnosis is made," said King.
A 2012 study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reported in Science Daily, found that springing forward by an hour was associated with a 10 per cent increase in the risk of heart attack over the following 48 hours, but it did not pinpoint the reason. The study found a corresponding 10 per cent decrease in heart attack risk over the 48 hours after people "fall back" and gain an extra sleeping hour in the fall.
Lawrence DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, and his team are working to demonstrate the benefits of microgravity on protein crystallization. There are close to 100 proteins being utilized in the crystallization experiments scheduled for the launch of the SpaceX-3 rocket to the ISS on March 16.
Given the choice of a single instrument and a single 19th century composer on a Sunday afternoon, an all-Chopin recital would be hard to resist. That's what Marietta, Ga.-based pianist Robert Henry offered to close the 2013-14 UAB Piano Series at the Alys Stephens Center's Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall.
Artist George Ferrandi, whose site-specific works have garnered attention from coast to coast, will be in residence at UAB beginning Tuesday, March 11, to create a multimedia project that will culminate in a one-act play.
ECMO, or extra corporeal membrane oxygenation, takes on the function of the heart and lungs by routing the patient’s blood into the machine where carbon dioxide is removed and oxygen is added.
The UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 award program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the success of the top 25 businesses owned or operated by UAB alumni.
A March 18 reception presents the winners of the annual UAB School of Medicine art show.
The concert at Southside Baptist Church will feature music from a variety of styles and time periods, including works by Mendelssohn, Gretchaninoff, Mawby, Hogan and more.
Innovative methods of drug discovery don’t always take place in an academic laboratory. They may start there, but they can also happen in orbit aboard the International Space Station, as protein crystallization research from UAB is about to demonstrate once again.
UAB is home to Alabama’s largest and oldest heart valve disease treatment program and is one of just a few in the state trained to offer the Edwards Lifesciences TAVR — the only transcatheter aortic valve replacement therapy approved for commercial use in the United States. UAB performs more valve procedures annually than anyone in the state and has since the inception of its program.
Findings of an early phase clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that a possible new method of protecting women from the transmission of HIV is safe.
Research exploring several new diagnostic strategies to find the earliest changes in the eye to detect glaucoma is underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. One optometrist says awareness of this eye disorder is just as important as continuing to study it.
Administrators at UAB hope that a recent vote by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees to make the Department of Biomedical Engineering a joint department of the schools of Engineering and Medicine will help faculty and students in both areas to work more effectively and better integrate research, education and patient care.
UAB will celebrate Women's History Month in March with a series of 15 events, including films, lectures, performances, panel discussions and community service opportunities.
The Young Writers in Birmingham project continues this week at Inglenook Elementary.  This is week three of a four-week workshop that brings UAB English students to Inglenook to help close to 100 third and fourth graders write stories that will be published.
Pianist Robert Henry, an internationally known pianist who has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and the Kennedy Center in Washington, will perform Sunday, March 9, at the Alys Stephens Center, part of the UAB Piano Series.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday revealed his 2015 budget. In it is a proposal to spend $5.23 billion to train 13,000 primary care residents over the next 10 years. Dr. William Curry, associate dean for primary care and rural medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said Obama's proposal could help with growing primary care shortages, to a point.
Today, human spaceflight has a very different profile. The shuttle program ended in 2011, and the surviving shuttles are in museums. Science is now done aboard the International Space Station, which is partly served by commercial rockets.But the protein crystal experiments go on. “We’ve learned a lot,” Lawrence J. DeLucas of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the scientists involved, said in an interview last week.
Effective Oct. 1, all HIPAA-covered entities must be ICD-10 compliant; there will be no delays or grace periods
The Red Mountain Writing Project will host several camps this summer for children from middle to high school.
Las Vegas audiences will be treated to music from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Nu-Soul City” CD from March 26-30, when the choir performs at Hard Rock Hotel and area churches.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of English Kieran Quinlan, Ph.D., has been named the winner of the 2014 Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences.
A group of University of Alabama at Birmingham students are taking part in a program called “The Young Writers in Birmingham Project.” The UAB students are helping nearly 100 3rd and 4th graders at Inglenook Elementary write stories and biographies that will be published in books.
The key to use any technology is passwords, but they often present a relatively weak challenge to hackers. Until now. There is a new way (or ways) to add a strong second layer of security to a password as researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in collaboration with the University of California at Irvine, proposed and tested a variety of methods.
A Phase I trial conducted at UAB was designed to evaluate the safety, acceptability and drug absorption qualities of an intravaginal ring containing two anti-HIV medications when worn by women for 28 days.
A prestigious textbook on vasculitis, a disorder of the blood vessels, was edited by three members of the UAB faculty.
ArtPlay’s award-winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and more.

This new ArtPlay camp will explore the exciting world of ballet.

The third session of ArtPlay drama camp especially for older kids and teens is celebrating its second exciting year.

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