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Biomedical engineering researchers will attack two banes of cardiovascular disease — heart failure after heart attacks and the scourge of resistant high blood pressure — with $4.8 million in National Institutes of Health grants that begin this fall.
"The mouth is a mirror of the body," said Nico Geurs, DDS, University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Periodontology chair.
The school honored Alabama state Senator and majority leader, JT Waggoner; University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB’s) Professor of Music Director of Music Technology, Dr. Henry Panion III and actress and patron of the arts, Lisa Gaines who attended ASFA when its doors first opened in 1967.
While no one knows for sure what the future may hold, there are quite a few clues that can tell you if your partnership is built to last.
TODAY reported that summer SAD may affect 1 percent of the total population. Beyond unplugging, Joshua Klapow, a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the School of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, suggested people engage in a few activities they love with the people they adore.
Many of us grab coffee and a quick bite in the morning and eat more as the day goes on, with a medium-size lunch and the largest meal of the day in the evening. But a growing body of research on weight and health suggests we may be doing it all backward.
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) consolidation was effective and safe in newly diagnosed pediatric patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), allowing a significant reduction in cumulative anthracycline doses, according to investigators from the Children’s Oncology Group.
High-resolution crystal structure reveals a new pathway for RNA during a nontraditional form of transcription—the process by which RNA is produced from a DNA template.
The College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Music presents many free student, faculty and guest performances, the UAB Piano Series featuring Rachel Kudo on Sept. 24, and Chamber Music @ AEIVA on Nov. 2.
The sun wasn’t blacked out and downtown Birmingham wasn’t plunged into complete darkness, but the 2017 solar eclipse has left a lasting impression on many in the Magic City.
"Trump would like to drain the swamp; Brooks would like to blow it up," said Larry Powell, a professor of communication at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "But their goals are the same."
Harry Erba, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, director, University of Alabama (UAB) Hematologic Malignancy Program, UAB School of Medicine, sheds light on the FDA approval of CPX-351 (Vyxeos) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promise as a potential anti-seizure compound in animal and human studies, the Alabama researchers said. They are testing it as a therapy for difficult-to-control epilepsy in 39 adults and 42 children.
Scientists experimenting with the marijuana compound cannabidiol as an epilepsy treatment must evaluate any interactions with other anti-seizure drugs patients are taking, researchers report.
“If we have something that can selectively take away the bacteria’s ability to form biofilms, that would be a tremendous advance,” said Sadanandan Velu, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at the UAB College of Arts and Sciences and a lead researcher in the study.
"Our compound is drug-like, non-bactericidal, easy to synthesize, and exhibits very potent efficacy in vivo," the authors wrote. It is "an excellent candidate that can be developed into therapeutic drugs that prevent and treat dental caries."
Alexa Wade's passion for research started with a strawberry. Michael Vivian's started while watching 'Star Trek' episodes with his dad. Cameron LaFayette's began in eighth grade from the movie 'Gifted Hands,' the saga of Detroit-born neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The types of technology risks can change with age. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cellphones while driving. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads.
UAB Hospital is again ranked as No. 1 in the state of Alabama in the 2017-2018 Best Hospitals ranking from U.S. News & World Report. In addition, 10 medical specialties at UAB Hospital are ranked in the top 50 in the nation in the report.
The idea of using pigs as organ factories has tantalized investigators for decades. Porcine organs can be the right size for human transplantation, and in theory, similar enough to function in patients.
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