Registration now 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

Traci Bratton

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It’s not quite House, M.D., but UAB’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program does aim to help patients solve baffling medical mysteries, including illnesses so rare that only a handful of people — or perhaps no one else — has them. The sleuthing specialists reveal how high-tech genetic science and old-fashioned listening skills help them search for answers in UAB Magazine.
One out of three adults would sooner face a shorter life span than take a daily pill to prevent heart disease, a new Internet survey found.
Some students from the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will show off their fun, creative sides at Boutwell Auditorium downtown tonight at 7 p.m. when they present their annual talent showcase, the Best Medicine Show.
Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, but many people struggle to get enough exercise to make such a resolution stick. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers want to help women get more exercise by finding out the underlying issues that might keep them from exercising.
Researchers are now investigating more sophisticated methods of gleaning clinical information from the eyes, and the results are showing promise for eventual application in aiding diagnosis and informing treatment.
“In this series of baby boomers presenting to the ED, we observed a high prevalence of unrecognized chronic HCV infection,” the UAB researchers concluded. “These results highlight the ED as an important venue for HCV screening and linkage to care.”
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) announced that it was recently added to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Care Center Network. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) selected 12 new sites to be added to the 9 centers previously selected in 2013.
Some babies may be genetically predisposed to being born too soon, and variants in the DNA of the fetus -- not the mother -- may be the trigger for some early births.
The number of residents at teaching hospitals rose slightly in 2013, the last full year before the fiscal 2015 federal budget cut $960 million from graduate medical education support, according to data compiled by Modern Healthcare.

Associate professor of theatre, head of performance

Areas of expertise: acting, directing

Summer at UAB

 
 
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