Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Dedicated to the development of young musicians, this camp intends for participants to gain new skills and methods they can carry back to their school band programs and share with other band members.
“It uses sophisticated imaging to create a 3D image of the tumor. It then delivers a focused beam of radiation, custom-sized and shaped, so that it paints the tumor site while leaving surrounding tissue generally untouched, reducing collateral damage.”
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers studying rod cell proteins GARP1 and GARP2, or glutamic acid-rich proteins 1 and 2, to learn how they function in normal phototransduction in the eye have found that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice that lack another rod cell protein, cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-gated cation channel β-subunit, involved in producing the electrical signal.
The AHA’s Life’s Simple 7 is a composite measure of seven modifiable heart-healthy factors: cigarette smoking, physical activity, diet, BMI, BP, cholesterol and glucose levels.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are studying rod cell proteins GARP1 and GARP2 to learn how they function in normal phototransduction, as well as in abnormal degeneration of the retina that can lead to blindness in diseases like retinitis pigmentosa.
Clinical trials are underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to treat cavities with resin. The process is called resin infiltration and it allows the dentist to slide a perforated plastic sheet between the teeth with the cavities and fill it with resin.
Resin infiltration allows the dentist to slide a plastic perforated sheet between the teeth with the cavities.

Normally, dentists drill away at a tooth to access any cavities to then fill them in. But the new treatment involves sliding a sheet between the teeth and cavities. Called resin infiltration, drilling isn't needed and it can be done without numbing. And experts now say the system, currently under trial, could be a game-changer.

“It kind of makes sense,” said Courtney Peterson, lead author of the study and an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “Your body’s fat-burning ability peaks after you’ve been fasting for 12 to 14 hours.”
The study found that when participants consumed all of their calories within a 6-hour window, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., they burned 6 percent more fat and had more stable hunger levels than participants who consumed the same amount of calories within a 12-hour window, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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