You know how people often say the book is better than the movie because you can create your own pictures? The same thing is true for audio. A new show with its American debut Tuesday at UAB's Alys Stephens Center puts that notion to the test.
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Leave the cannoli: Healthcare workers more likely to have poor dietary habitsThe research team, based at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, found nearly 75% of the healthcare support workers surveyed had a poor diet, while nearly 54% had a higher-than-optimal body mass index.Patients with MI often nonadherent to high-intensity statin regimenTo estimate the number of patients filling high-intensity statin prescriptions after MI who continue to adhere to their medication, researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study following 57,898 Medicare beneficiaries after MI hospitalization.NFL & NCAA teams to equip players with VICIS helmetsFounded in 2013, the company has raised $28 million to date from former NFL players and top biotech veterans, among others including the University of Alabama at Birmingham which has entered into a partnership with Vicis.UAB Optometry recommends early vision screening through InfantSEEUAB Dr. Tamara Oechslin, Dr. Becky Luu, and UAB fourth-year optometry clinicians checked the eyesight, eye alignment, refractive error and ocular health of six babies, at no charge to the babies’ families. The exams were part of InfantSEE, a public health program in optometry designed to ensure that eye and vision care become an essential part of infant wellness to improve a child’s quality of life.Michael J. Fox Foundation taps UAB for fellowshipThe University of Alabama at Birmingham has been chosen by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research as one of five academic centers to host the third class of The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders.Construction will soon ramp up on big UAB projectProject Manager Rob Harris said the project team should be ready to go vertical on the project to add five floors and 72,000 square feet to the UAB School of Nursing. M.J Harris started working on the project in October.Focus on Alzheimer's disease shifts to prevention"In my experience, Alzheimer's disease is the most feared disease in people over 65," said David Geldmacher, M.D., the director of the Division of Memory Disorders in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.Students, UAB artists collaborate on shoe designs for Growing Kings fundraiserThe student-designed shoes will be auctioned off during the Growing Kings’ second annual fundraising gala—Chucks & Tux — Saturday, April 29. Growing Kings is a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring services to at-risk male youth in the Birmingham City School System.UAB Briefs: Two choirs, a 3-minute winner, A Little Night MusicThe UAB Concert Choir, an ensemble in the Department of Music, will perform in some choral festivals and historic venues in England and the Netherlands in May.UAB professor uses latest virtual reality technology to improve pedestrian safety educationA University of Alabama at Birmingham psychology professor has focused his research on developing technologies to help children learn how to cross the street in an accessible, safe environment.CONCERT REVIEW | Anoushka ShankarGlobal music ambassador Anoushka Shankar channeled the spirit and vision of her father Sunday at an Alys Stephens Center India Fest event, melding two ancient traditions while launching into ragas with bracing virtuosity.Adolescent girls should be encouraged to establish care and rapport with gynecologistTwo major questions that come up in regard to an adolescent's seeing a gynecologist are when and why.Cancer Targeting Triple-Threat Microcapsule Developed"We envision an entirely different approach to treating solid human tumors of numerous pathologic subtypes, including common metastatic malignancies such as breast, melanoma, colon, prostate, and lung, utilizing these capsules as a delivery platform," explained senior study investigator Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of chemistry at the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.UAB fans celebrate program's return in spring scrimmageThe spring event, which drew an announced crowd of 7,822, had typically been small enough in the past to be held at the school's soccer field.UAB names first medical director for telehealthThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine has named Dr. Eric Wallace as its first medical director for Telehealth at UAB. Walace will work with Bart Kelly, who was named executive director of telehealth in 2016, to help create a statewide telehealth network.UAB Voice Center provides free screening to vocal studentsWhy would the Voice Center, part of the UAB School of Medicine, see voice students free on their days off? Because the screenings are an important way to help with the Voice Center's overall goal — to create a better environment for voice health and voice medicine throughout Alabama and the Southeast.The next cyberattack could come from sound wavesBy analysing the noise coming from an electronic device, it is possible to extract data from it. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US also found that they could determine user passwords by listening to the sounds that the keyboard made.Fight against arthritis enlists patients with mobile toolsAs ArthritisPower grows, researchers can access specific data from our network and connect that information with data from other PCORnet networks, so that larger health questions can be asked and information can be utilized across patient populations.Researchers can track hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the bodyThis is a significant and timely advancement in identifying and tracking these PFASs, which are known to be harmful to the human body, and just last month were found to be used extensively in fast-food wrapping paper at many popular chain restaurants.This UAB doctor helped a child focus on his life, one eye at a timeWhile artificial lens implants are a successful way of treating congenital cataracts, the unaffected eye needs special attention, too.Nationally recognized UAB literary journal is being renamed after author Harper LeeThe journal's new name, Nelle, pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nelle Harper Lee.Study highlights risks of sepsisA new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzing three different methods for characterizing sepsis has helped to illustrate the risk of death or severe illness attributable to the condition.University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives $1.4 M Grant from HRSA to Improve Healthcare for Underserved PopulationsThe funding is to help improve the health of underserved communities across the country by increasing access to quality primary health care services.Work nears completion on $10M UAB Medicine renovationConstruction is nearly complete on the $10 million project at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System entity. The 64,000-square-foot renovation involves the third and fourth floors of the John N. Whitaker Building. The expansion also includes a connector bridge.UAB’s Jim McClintock talks climate change on NPR’s Morning EditionJames McClintock, a marine biologist, talks with David Greene about how warming temperatures have had a dramatic impact on the glacier near the U.S. Palmer Station in Antarctica.Sickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of kidney failure in UAB studyA person born with one abnormal copy of the gene for the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells, known as sickle cell trait, does not have sickle cell disease but is two times more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.Early birds 'have healthier diet' than night owls"Previous studies have shown that eating earlier in the day may help with weight loss and lower the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. What this new study shows is that our biological clocks not only affect our metabolism but also what we choose to eat."UAB Briefs: Cool jazz, new buildings, high ratingA great place to work… again: UAB Medicine has been named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.Castration-resistant prostate cancer cell growth impeded by endostatinUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have discovered that endostatin, a naturally occurring protein in humans, can significantly decrease proliferation of castration-resistant prostate cells in culture, and in a recent paper in The FASEB Journal, they describe the physiological pathways and signaling evoked by endostatin.Early risers tend to be healthier eaters, study suggests“Early birds may have an extra advantage over night owls when it comes to fighting obesity as they are instinctively choosing to eat healthier foods earlier in the day,” Courtney Peterson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.UAB doctor shares his heart for the Magic City
"Ranked among the best medical centers in the nation, UAB serves countless individuals from Alabama, the nation, and from around the globe. By working endlessly to drive clinical program specialization and expansion, I believe we're building a program primed for success," said Herbert Chen, M.D.Most boomers infected with liver-damaging hepatitis C virus do not know itThe reason the task force, CDC and other medical groups now recommend widespread testing is that treatment has improved dramatically over the past few years, said Michael Saag, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.UAB to start work on new Arts & Sciences Building this summer“The new building will provide modern teaching facilities and technologies, larger classrooms, and it will be a safe and secure space for students to learn and for faculty to conduct their scholarship and research.”Autonomous Cars in Alabama – Are we ready?Until a solid legal framework is decided, no automaker wants to be the first example of robot cars gone bad, and until an automaker forces the federal government’s hand, nobody will try to pass legislation on the subject.Study shows link between microbiome in the gut and Parkinson'sPayami says, at this point, researchers do not know which comes first. Does having Parkinson's cause changes in an individual's gut microbiome, or are changes in the microbiome a predictor or early warning sign of Parkinson's? What is known is that the first signs of Parkinson's often arise as gastrointestinal symptoms such as inflammation or constipation.UAB First in Alabama to Implement New FDA-Approved PFO OccluderWith the new AMPLATZER™ PFO Occluder, ischemic stroke patients will now have access to a closure device shown to reduce risk of recurrent stroke, rather than relying on medical management alone.Parkinson’s Linked to Changes in Gut BacteriaAdding to the growing body of evidence suggesting a link between the gut microbiome and Parkinson’s disease, a new study reveals that the disease itself, as well as the medications used to treat it, appear to have distinct effects on the composition of the trillions of bacteria in the gut.Air travel with an infant: what to packTo help ensure your little one stays safe in the sky, it's crucial to plan ahead for the needs of your infant, says University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatrician Candice Dye.UAB Briefs: campus food bank, green ribbons and capturing the flagBlazer Kitchen, an on-campus food bank, will provide fresh and nonperishable foods to UAB employees and students faced with food insecurity.How I Lost 4 Pounds in 2 Weeks Without Eating Less"Restricting your eating between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. [like subjects in my latest study] is difficult," she admitted. "But no one dropped out because it was too extreme. The biggest challenge people encountered was eating so much food in such a short period of time. People felt so stuffed!"