Displaying items by tag: research and innovation

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama hosted a dialogue at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Saturday, Oct. 25, alongside leading experts in the brain’s healing power and how the brain changes.

The “Neuroplasticity and Healing” forum featured the Dalai Lama and prominent scientists known for expertise in brain plasticity, or changes in how the brain works due to modifications in behavior, environment, neural processes, thinking and emotions, as well as changes resulting from bodily injury.
UAB scientists like Jarred Younger, probing the full capability of the brain, are interested in teaching it new ways of interacting with the human body.
October 14, 2014

Meet Bliss Chang (Video)

Bliss Chang is pursuing double majors in Biochemistry and Biology. He is a member of the Science and Technology Honors Program and conducts research in the labs of Dr. Elizabeth Sztul and Dr. Jamil Saad.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have taken an in-depth look at patterns in pediatric sports-related injuries in anew study published in the Journal of Athletic Training.
Take a video tour of the Biobehavioral Pain Research Lab at UAB with director Burel Goodin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychology.
Most high-end lab equipment is inaccessible to the public eye, but one of UAB's most powerful drug-discovery tools is clearly visible from the Campus Green.
Steven Austad, Ph.D., chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Biology, will kick off this year’s Theodore Haddin Arts and Sciences Forum on Friday, Sept. 26.
A UAB/Vivo Biosciences/Birmingham Business Alliance team will be participating in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) new Innovation Corps Program.
August 19, 2014

Liquid Chemistry

If you’ve never heard of zymurgy, you aren’t alone. But if you’ve ever tasted a beer, you’ve experienced it: Zymurgy is the science of fermentation.
CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB Computer and Information Sciences assistant professor Thamar Solorio has been named the winner of the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award. The award recognizes a junior faculty member for high-quality research and significant positive impact on diversity.
Biology major Quincy Jones and two other undergraduates were awarded prestigious Merck Fellowships for their research on aging and the brain.
CDAC Graduate Student Spencer Smith, along with CDAC Academic Partner Yogesh Vohra and colleagues from the University of Alabama - Birmingham, used diamond anvil cell technology, Raman spectroscopy, synchrotron x-ray diffraction, and multiple ab initio harmonic frequency calculations to explore the solid-state transition behavior of Paracetamol (a commonly used analgesic and anti-pyretic) at hydrostatic pressures up to 21 GPa.
Five college faculty members have been chosen as Edge of Chaos Scholars along with 21 other UAB faculty and staff members. In their new role, they will be making presentations throughout the coming academic year on the problems our society has struggled to solve.
Pedestrian injuries are a leading cause of death in children in the United States and around the world, and a pedestrian simulator developed by University of Alabama at Birmingham psychology professor David Schwebel is helping area children learn how to cross the street in a safe environment.
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