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Andrew Turner, head of Global Cyber Security at Visa, is the opening keynote speaker for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research Cyber Summit 2014 to be held Feb. 18-19 in the UAB National Alumni Society House.
Training to improve cognitive abilities in older people lasted to some degree 10 years after the training program was completed, according to results of a randomized clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health. The University of Alabama at Birmingham was one of seven institutions involved in the study.
Join us as we host weekly talks over the course of this semester to open up the discussion on topics prevalent to the cutting-edge scientific community. For more information on guest speakers and series schedule please contact biology@uab.edu.
January 03, 2014

Chemistry Seminars Fall 2014

The Fall 2014 schedule for Department of Chemistry seminars.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham unveiled the state’s largest and most advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facility this morning at a grand-opening event and tour.
Heith Copes, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Justice Sciences, will discuss “Social Identity and Boundary Maintenance among Drug Users” Aug. 30, 2013.
Looking for a 12th century chess piece? A custom Rubik’s cube? An exact copy of a seashell, the inside of an eyeball, a relief map of an Egyptian burial ground, or an obscure protein? UAB computer scientist Kenneth Sloan, Ph.D., has them all in stock.
April 08, 2013

Forensic Science in 3D

Reports that 3D printers can make working guns and bullets have law enforcement officials worried. But 3D printing is also being used to fight crime.
Two University of Alabama at Birmingham students have found traces of methamphetamine on US currency in Birmingham, the first time meth has been identified on $1 bills since a UAB Department of Justice Sciences laboratory began testing currency in 2008.
Jessica Bradford, a senior in the UAB Department of Biology and incoming student in the UAB School of Medicine, has been named to the USA Today 2011 All-USA College Academic Second Team.
The security of computer systems often relies on the actions or decisions of the end users. However, users tend to perform poorly at security tasks or fail to comply with security instructions.
Small devices, especially Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, are being ubiquitously deployed in:  contactless ATM and credit cards, access cards, e-passports,  medical implants and even mobile phones (such as Google Wallet charged with NFC technology), to name a few.
UAB’s Antarctic marine research team left campus today for their annual journey to Antarctica.
Nanodiamonds designed to toughen artificial joints also might prevent the inflammation caused when hardworking metal joints shed debris into the body, according to an early study published this week in the journal Acta Biomaterialia.
February 01, 2012

APT and UAB go to Fiji

UAB Anthropology went to the Fiji Islands and Alabama Public television was there to see it.
David Sweatt, Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Neurobiology, has been awarded the 2012 neuronal plasticity prize from the Fondation IPSEN, an entity of the Fondation de France.
David Sweatt, Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Neurobiology, has been awarded the 2012 neuronal plasticity prize from the Fondation IPSEN, an entity of the Fondation de France. 
John Harris doesn't mind public speaking. Yes, he admits to being a little nervous at first each time he does it, but he feels he has a duty to do it. In fact, he considers it "a goodwill mission."
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.
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