Displaying items by tag: research and innovation

“Everyone thinks their dog is good and will never bite, but we can’t forget that all dogs are animals,” says David Schwebel, Ph.D. director of the UAB Youth Safety Lab.
Art and science. Buddhism and Hinduism. Religion and medicine. Interdisciplinary education is a hallmark of UAB courses, but two faculty members took that boundary-bending mindset to new heights this summer for a unique Study Away experience.
The poet William Blake once imagined seeing “a world in a grain of sand,” but Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D., a UAB physics professor and director of UAB’s Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration(CNMB), sees a world of possibilities on a much smaller scale.
Listening to music while crossing the street is more hazardous than texting or talking on the phone, says new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham that quantifies the dangers of distracting activities; the results surprised even the researchers.
Going back to school should not be just an excuse for kids to get new clothes and school supplies. Instead, say University of Alabama at Birmingham experts, it also should be a time to get them back to healthier sleep schedules.
Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of being hit by a vehicle when crossing a street, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
University of Alabama at Birmingham survey of college students reveals that 35 percent use mobile phone applications while driving — even after facing the dangers firsthand.
The world’s scientific community may be one step closer to understanding age-related memory loss, and to developing a drug that might help boost memory.
In a new study, psychologists at UAB are able to see in detail for the first time how various regions of the human brain respond when people experience an unexpected or traumatic event.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the McKnight Brain Research Foundation, of Orlando, Fla., are establishing a $10 million endowment for the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at UAB to support the institute and the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher David Sweatt and the work of his lab was highlighted on the Public Broadcast System television show NOVA.
April 22, 2008

Remodeling the Brain

This week, BlazerCast features a rehabilitation therapy developed by a UAB neuroscientist which produces changes in the structure of the brain, the first evidence of actual brain remodeling resulting from a rehabilitation therapy.
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