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For several years, Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., director of UAB’s Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory, has been using a detailed driving simulator to study how participants respond to distraction.
Surprising breakthroughs from decades of basic science were featured at the recent, all-day 2015 Bevill Neuroscience Symposium — “Brain-Machine Interfaces” at UAB, which drew 200 attendees.
Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues are the first to combine three different measures of the brain to distinguish people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from matched, typically developing peers.
As a result of the quality of his scholarship and impact on his field, UAB Department of Biology professor Trygve Tollefsbol was named the recipient of the Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
Leading scientists and engineers from around the nation and from the University of Alabama at Birmingham will gather for a symposium on the brain-machine interface at the 2015 Bevill Neuroscience Symposium.
Smartphones can already do pretty much everything, right? Actually, UAB computer scientists have a few more ideas. The Mix lists seven innovations that could be coming soon to your favorite device.
February 18, 2015

Watching the Watchers

Ragib Hasan, UAB assistant professor and director of the UAB SECuRE and Trustworthy Computing Lab (SECRETLab), unveiled his Witness Oriented Asserted Location Provenance system at the 2014 Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Showcase.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Antarctic marine research team set sail today from Punta Arenas, Chile, for a research expedition to the White Continent.
To address the myriad factors companies face in the battle against cyber attacks, UAB’s UAB Center for Cyber Security, will be a partner in the upcoming Connected World Conference, presented by Connected World magazine.
Nine years ago, the University of Alabama at Birmingham had an aha moment: Create an undergraduate neuroscience major that would link the medical and university portions of UAB and produce skilled young researchers destined for medical school or top graduate programs.
Professors from nine disciplines were awarded the second annual Teaching Innovation and Development Awards to support new approaches to instruction and learning.
Abu Awal Md Shoeb, the lead author of the paper titled "Spam Campaign Cluster Detection Using Redirected URLs and Randomized Sub-Domains", presented their work in the Third ASE international conference on Social Informatics 2​0​1​4​ at Harvard University on December 14, 2014 and received the Best Paper Award.
UAB biology professor Thane Wibbels' turtles are a model to try to answer a key question: How does temperature determine whether a turtle embryo turns into a male or a female? 
One of the teams selected to compete in the 2015 Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition includes UAB researchers (Dr. Aaron Catledge and Jamin Johnston) in the Department of Physics who have teamed up with Pete Winslett, owner of local company ‘Bama Mine & Milling’.
Jim McClintock loves his job so much that he just can’t stay away from the office. Which is pretty impressive when you consider that one of his workspaces sits 6,898 miles away from Birmingham, at Palmer Station in Antarctica.
December 10, 2009

Proteins in Space

It was a small step for man, but a giant leap for protein science when UAB researcher Larry DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., shot into orbit aboard the space shuttle Columbia on June 25, 1992. DeLucas—the first optometrist in space—conducted experiments on protein crystal growth that were an important step in the drug discovery process for treating AIDS and other devastating diseases.
In a study published in the most recent issue of Sociometrics, Dr. J. Heith Copes of the Department of Justice Sciences was identified as one of the “Top 100” most prolific and most cited criminologists in the world over the period 2009-2013.
Chronic pain and fatigue syndromes that plague individuals are difficult to diagnose and treat. These conditions, which go by names such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, may affect more than 200,000 individuals in Alabama.
November 12, 2014

Secrets In Stone

Dr. Cathleen Cummings, Associate Professor of Art History, is featured in UAB Magazine this month for her work decoding religious carvings on the eight-century Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal, India.
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