Displaying items by tag: research and innovation

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.
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.
The Department of Chemistry's Fall 2015 seminars will be held in CHEM 101, 901 14th Street South, at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
Ever wonder what our UAB Department of Biology marine scientists do when they head south to Antarctica? Travel along with researchers from UAB and other partner institutions in this new documentary video.
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.
Nine years ago, UAB created an undergraduate neuroscience major to link the medical and university portions of UAB and produce skilled, young researchers destined for medical school or top graduate programs.
New research by UAB researcher and psychology professor Robert Sorge, Ph.D., and team published today in Nature Neuroscience online challenges the common belief that males and females process pain in the same way.
Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, UAB researchers have found. Hello.
June 12, 2015

Putting Nest to Work

Aura, a system that pools the unused processing power available in Web-linked devices like the Nest, is the brainchild of a UAB team led by Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
A noteworthy prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium was found for the first time in schoolchildren in an Alabama town, according to research conducted by Stephanie Momeni, a doctoral candidate in the UAB Department of Biology.
The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A member of UAB’s national championship-winning Bioethics Bowl team — and the team’s coach, a renowned bioethicist — weigh in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot age.
The summer months often mean more time spent at home for kids. While the break from the books can be enjoyable, one UAB expert says there is one lesson both children and parents still need to learn: how to prevent poisoning.
In a paper recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, David Schwebel’s team in the Youth Safety Lab translated findings from a series of studies into distinct steps manufacturers could adopt to reduce the risk of accidental poisonings.
UAB undergraduate Paige Farley is one of the "rock people.” That’s the nickname from University Hospital doctors, nurses and staffers as Farley roams the teeming medical center wearing black scrubs with the monogram “ROC, Alabama Resuscitation Center.”
April 13, 2015

Gaining on Pain

Three faculty members in the Department of Psychology — Dr. Burel Goodin, Dr. Robert Sorge and Dr. Jarred Younger — are getting ahead in the race to end chronic pain.
April 10, 2015

Meeting of the Minds

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, came to UAB at the beginning of a three-day visit to Birmingham in October 2014 to learn about neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to change, grow, and repair itself.
Bliss Chang, a senior majoring in biochemistry and biology within the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2015 Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Germany for a year.
UAB research identifies enzyme that protects lungs and gills following damage from oil dispersant.
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