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Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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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.
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.
"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.

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