September 09, 2015
Famed neuroscientist Roger Nicoll, Ph.D., recently came to UAB to explain how he prevailed over great challenges in his life. Grad students in UAB’s Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program appreciated that, because they face challenges too. Learn about Nicoll’s tear-inducing speech, and the groundbreaking Roadmap program for underrepresented students, in The Mix.
Published in Student Experience
A growing number of researchers, from computer scientists to philosophers, are taking an interest in the "artificial artificial intelligence" offered by Amazon's microwork platform.
This renewing of UAB’s prestigious Center for Translational Science Award will bolster research and workforce development at UAB and throughout its regional partner network in the Southeast.
August 21, 2015
Lori McMahon, Ph.D., will enrich excellence and innovation in graduate education through professional and career-development initiatives and lead collaborative efforts for recruitment and outreach with various academic units to attract highly qualified students.
By training computers to pick out timing clues in medical records, UAB machine learning expert Steven Bethard, Ph.D., aims to help individual physicians visualize patient histories, and researchers recruit for clinical trials.
Despite financial incentives, the HITECH Act, signed into law in 2009, had a weak impact on the uptake of EHRs.
August 10, 2015
Southern favorites like fried chicken and bacon may taste great when consumed, but they can have negative effects on heart health, according to UAB researchers.
In a sedentary office environment, participants working in 78° to 80°F temperatures consumed nearly 90 fewer calories than those in a cooler environment.
When machines and brains mix, who's in charge? This is the type of problem pondered by neuroethicists such as UAB's Josh May, Ph.D., who examine questions at the crossroads of neuroscience and ethics.
Sorge honored as a young leader in the field of pain research and neuroscience by national organization.
Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H., director of UAB's new Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, explains how cancer treatments can lead to chronic health conditions in later life — and how "survivorship clinics" will help.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Naloxone kits have prevented more than 10,000 deaths from opioid overdose since local distribution programs began in 1996. Now, as deaths from opioid overdose reach an all-time high in the United States, a crowdfunded project from UAB researchers aims to put naloxone in the hands of those at highest risk.
Published in Service to Community
The challenge is to stifle the binding of inhibitory antibodies but retain activity of a blood enzyme.
UAB research shows that phytoplankton, the foundation of all marine life, will experience varied growth rates due to ocean acidification levels during the next century.
July 10, 2015
Haydeh Payami, Ph.D., a leading geneticist recruited to the UAB-Hudson Alpha Center for Genomic Medicine and UAB Personalized Medicine Institute, is exploring the protective power of coffee and nicotine — and the mysteries of the microbiome — in Parkinson’s disease.
Gene mastermind Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his team at the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Laboratory are helping UAB investigators — and researchers from around the world — crack the mysteries of life.
July 10, 2015
Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.
The mimicry of bone cells by multiple myeloma is driven by overexpression of Runx2, the master regulator of bone formation.