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Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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ABC 33/40 has learned a new study at UAB is designed to help members of the military. The project called "The Brave Initiative" is aimed at treating traumatic brain injuries. These injuries are often the result of a bomb blast.
"Crowdfunding is a remarkable tool for making big ideas a reality," Shirley Salloway Kahn, UAB senior vice president of development, alumni and external relations, said in the release. "Everyone can play a role in making history at UAB in ways big and small. With just a click, you can give something and change everything."
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 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.

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