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A bill to allow the treatment of epileptic seizures with a marijuana derivative has turned into a $1 million medical study that will supply the product to Alabama families. The revised bill allows the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to do a $1 million study of cannabidiol, or CBD. People prescribed the oil by UAB would have legal protection.
The National Alumni Society at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently announced the winners of its Excellence in Business awards. The UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 award program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the success of the top 25 UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-operated businesses.
The recently released AREDS 2 study confirmed that the added ingredients and formulation created by Jon O. Mason, III, M.D., a retina surgeon from the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who introduced the Macular Health eye supplement with Jeffery McAnnally, as the most effective of four different formulations tested in the study in slowing or preventing vision loss due to AMD.
New research out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found an HIV prevention method for women is safe.  The early phase one trial tested out new intravaginal rings carrying two anti-HIV drugs.
UAB’s new $35 million student center will have Panera Bread, Starbucks and bookstore along with other retail and restaurant space and places for students, faculty and staff to meet, mingle and even play video games.
Though the University of Alabama at Birmingham traces its roots to the founding of a school for the medical arts, the university’s newest building is a stunning gem that focuses squarely on a different sort of art.
UAB English professor Kieran Quinlan -- born and raised in Ireland but now a noted scholar of Southern literature -- has won the 2014 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
Known as the “Olympics for Choirs,” the competition will host 489 participating choirs from 61 countries. The UAB ensemble is one of 27 choirs from the United States. Jurors from six continents will decide their rankings and whether they win gold, silver and bronze medals.
From: CBS42
Saturday, March 15, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is putting these young survivors’ front and center with a conference designed to help them in their stage of life.
More than 1000 tombs and 3000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Sarah Parcak. “To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist,” Dr Parcak said.
"Obesity seems to have risen in virtually every country where detailed data is available," says David B. Allison, Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This even includes areas in the world like rural China, where stereotypically American fat factors—from junk food to video games—have yet to infiltrate peoples' lives.
Doctor Peter King is hopeful the research he does at UAB and Birmingham VA Medical Center will yield results in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. But he's up against the clock. "The survival time is three to five years once the diagnosis is made," said King.
A 2012 study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reported in Science Daily, found that springing forward by an hour was associated with a 10 per cent increase in the risk of heart attack over the following 48 hours, but it did not pinpoint the reason. The study found a corresponding 10 per cent decrease in heart attack risk over the 48 hours after people "fall back" and gain an extra sleeping hour in the fall.
Lawrence DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, and his team are working to demonstrate the benefits of microgravity on protein crystallization. There are close to 100 proteins being utilized in the crystallization experiments scheduled for the launch of the SpaceX-3 rocket to the ISS on March 16.
Given the choice of a single instrument and a single 19th century composer on a Sunday afternoon, an all-Chopin recital would be hard to resist. That's what Marietta, Ga.-based pianist Robert Henry offered to close the 2013-14 UAB Piano Series at the Alys Stephens Center's Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall.
Artist George Ferrandi, whose site-specific works have garnered attention from coast to coast, will be in residence at UAB beginning Tuesday, March 11, to create a multimedia project that will culminate in a one-act play.
UAB is home to Alabama’s largest and oldest heart valve disease treatment program and is one of just a few in the state trained to offer the Edwards Lifesciences TAVR — the only transcatheter aortic valve replacement therapy approved for commercial use in the United States. UAB performs more valve procedures annually than anyone in the state and has since the inception of its program.
Findings of an early phase clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that a possible new method of protecting women from the transmission of HIV is safe.
Research exploring several new diagnostic strategies to find the earliest changes in the eye to detect glaucoma is underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. One optometrist says awareness of this eye disorder is just as important as continuing to study it.
Administrators at UAB hope that a recent vote by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees to make the Department of Biomedical Engineering a joint department of the schools of Engineering and Medicine will help faculty and students in both areas to work more effectively and better integrate research, education and patient care.
UAB will celebrate Women's History Month in March with a series of 15 events, including films, lectures, performances, panel discussions and community service opportunities.
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