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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have developed a one-step affinity chromatography method for protein purification that they claim is up to 100 times better than existing techniques at achieving high-yield, high-purity, high-activity purification (HHH) of even the most challenging of proteins.
“The Life’s Simple 7, an approach used by the American Heart Association to monitor [CV] health, can also be used to monitor high [BP] risk in African Americans, a major risk factor for [CVD],” John N. Booth III, MS, a PhD student in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, said in a press release. “We found that even small improvements in [CV] health can reduce risk for developing high [BP].”
Ronald M. Lazar is the new director of the Brain Institute and the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging in the Department of Neurology.
“The data suggest these untrained employees may be relying on untrained peers in the event of an emergency, leaving employees with a false sense of security that someone in the workplace will be qualified and able to respond, when that is clearly not the case,” Michael Kurz, MD, co-chair of the AHA’s Systems of Care Subcommittee and associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in the department of emergency medicine.
Co-medication with anti-emetics may reduce the incidence of MTX-induced nausea and behavioral therapies may reduce the occurrence of anticipatory nausea, Sonja Falvey, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues reported in a review published in Pediatric Rheumatology.
It is not a good time to be a pain patient, says Mark Bailey, D.O., Ph.D., a pain specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. It's not a good time to be a pain doctor, or a pharmacist either, he says. The nation is dealing with an opioid epidemic, and the field of pain management has gotten very complicated.
Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Computer and Information Sciences, and Ph.D. student Ajaya Neupane and former master's student Md Lutfor Rahman, found that a person who paused a video game and logged into a bank account while wearing an EEG headset was at risk for having their passwords or other sensitive data stolen by a malicious software program.
Researchers suggest that brainwave-sensing headsets, also known as EEG or electroencephalograph headsets, need better security after a study reveals hackers could guess a user’s passwords by monitoring their brainwaves.
The team has carried out more than 49,200 medical transports, covering 30 million miles, 46 states and 38 countries.
The UAB School of Medicine has low tuition and graduates leave with low medical school debt – approximately $56,100 less than the average debt found in our study.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center have developed micro-cubes that can sponge up a hydrophobic anti-cancer drug and deliver it to cancer cells. Tissue culture tests show these tiny, porous cubes, loaded with the hydrophobic drug, are more potent against liver cancer cells and less harmful to normal liver cells, compared to the drug alone.
Tick bites and the diseases the pest causes have been in the headlines recently, and for good reason. The number of tick-borne diseases reported each year is increasing, including in Alabama.
Coronaviruses are a genetically diverse family of viruses that infect birds and mammals, with most coronavirus strains limited to infecting only certain hosts. Human coronaviruses, for example, cause up to 30 percent of common colds.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is rolling out the welcome mat to students in recovery, to the greater recovery community and to allies.
In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Stefan Kertesz from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Dr. Douglas Chang from the University of California, San Diego wrote that treating lower back pain is a complicated task and that the findings of the study showed only modest improvements.
A neurosurgeon discusses advances in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment that are bringing renewed hope to the battle against brain cancer.
UAB launched this program, which was dedicated to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of students in graduate level health care management and health care leadership.
"The data suggests these untrained employees may be relying on their untrained peers in the event of an emergency, leaving employees with a false sense of security that someone in the workplace will be qualified and able to respond, when that is clearly not the case," said Dr. Michael Kurz, M.D., co-chair of AHA's Systems of Care Subcommittee and associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Researchers say their small study, published online June 7 in Biofilms and Microbiomes, offers the first proof that therapeutic donor microbes remain for months or years in patients who've undergone fecal microbiota transplantation.
A team of about 60 UAB undergraduate and graduate students are building the house on campus for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2017 Solar Decathlon, an international collegiate competition hosted this year in Denver.
The two-week program, dedicated to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of students in graduate level health care management education and leadership, was created by the UAB School of Health Professions’ Department of Health Services Administration with guidance from the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
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