The Alabama Organ Center moved into a new 8,710-square-foot office space at UAB last year that includes two ICU bays, two organ and tissue recovery suites, and lab services. The AOC has also opened its in-house donor recovery center.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, led by biology professor Thane Wibbels and doctoral student Elizabeth Bevan, believe they have a more accurate and substantially higher estimate for the Kemp's historic population size.
These immature granule cell neurons are thought to increase pattern discrimination, even though they are a small proportion of the granule cells in the dentate gyrus. But it is not clear how they contribute.
Extraverted older adults and conscientious, curious teens may be more likely to engage in risky driving behavior, while agreeable teens are less likely to drive distracted, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Theatre UAB, the performance company of the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Theatre, presents "Spring Awakening" from April 13-17. The production includes music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater and is directed by Head of Musical Theatre Valerie Accetta, MFA, with musical direction by Carolyn Violi.
Two Alabama universities have turned to technology from Keeper Security and Duo Security to help users protect access to their computing devices and to help IT stay ahead of potential hacking attempts created by weak password usage.
Without a good working knowledge of formal, written English, young people are sent into the world without the tools needed to do the single, most important thing to help them succeed – effectively communicate.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded $2.5 million to Jeffrey Curtis, MD, professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), to research the comparative effectiveness of newer treatments for a variety of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and advance precision medicine strategies.
It was the satellite’s near-infrared imagery that set Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her colleagues on a quest to excavate the site on the southwestern coast of Newfoundland, known as Point Rosee.
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, has recently honored the senior theater student of University of Alabama at Birmingham for his 2015 performance in UAB's production of "SFB."
Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, the world’s rarest sea turtle species, nearly went extinct in the second half of the last century after fishing nets devastated their populations. By 1985 the species was down to its last 200 to 250 breeding females.
The observations, discovered by University of Alabama at Birmingham and Pennsylvania State University researchers, were made in adult brains – highlighting just how flexible and responsive the nervous system can be.
Reviewing footage of the Kemp's ridley sea turtle nesting season of 1947 revealed a staggering decline in current populations. With a better understanding of historic populations, researchers hope to improve conservation.
“I think the participants recognized that their brain was overloaded and to protect themselves, became more cautious and slowed down to make it safer,” psychologist David Schwebel, a professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told NPR.
In time and dollars spent, and in impressions made, these buildings, education centers for an entire community of aspiring professionals, make a statement about the pride a school takes in its young performers.
About 20 percent of college students meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder, with one in four college students report adverse academic consequences from drinking, including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.
“Successful results from the BLOCk-CTI trial demonstrate that the Blazer open-irrigated catheter is safe and effective for the ablation of atrial flutter,” Tom McElderry, MD, principal investigator, associate professor and section chief of electrophysiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
That special relationship between Elijah and the Blazers has inspired UAB to wear different-colored sneakers this season in support of their honorary young teammate. Head coach Jerod Haase came up with the idea, which also works to raise awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer.
“I don’t see a need for any age restrictions,” David Schwebel, a psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, tells Inverse. Children of all ages “enjoy fantasy — fantasy movies and fantasy books,” without negative psychological effects.