Registration is open for summer camps ranging from forensic science to musical theater at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Many camps require registration and deposits in the spring, and are expected to fill up quickly. More camp announcements are expected; visit www.uab.edu/summer for updates.

Traci Bratton

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In Birmingham, debate has swirled about a 110-year-old monument to Confederate veterans that stands in Linn Park. At a June city council meeting, activist Frank Matthews had demanded that city leaders remove the obelisk.
According to this research, conducted on mice, the administration of a drug that prevents loss of myelin - the insulating sheath around nerve fibres that allows signals to be transmitted - increases the mobility of the mice after an injury.
New dangers of passive smoking have been highlighted, with an American study concluding that second-hand smoke (SHS) can increase the risk of stroke by 30 per cent.
A stroke happens in an instant, but memory and thinking ability can keep getting worse for as long as six years afterward—at a rate much faster than normal brain aging.
Multiple myeloma uses a trick akin to a wolf in sheep’s clothing to grow in and spread to new bone sites. By overexpressing Runx2, a gene that normally is a master regulator of bone formation, the cells of this largely incurable cancer produce proteins that mimic the normal bone-resident cells.
Major long-term study shows stroke is associated with accelerated and persistent declines in thinking ability over 6 years.
Levine and her U-M colleagues used data from 23,572 Americans aged 45 years or older from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Officials say the new Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is hosting a summer blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross that will allow donors to help lessen the usual summer shortage of life-saving blood products.
People should take good care of their eyes year round, but "extra precautions" are needed in the summertime, according to Dr. Adam Gordon, a clinical associate professor in The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.
 
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