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In Birmingham, the best cultural experience may have been total immersion in the three-dimensional sensory distortion that was “Jessica Angel: Facing the Hyperstructure” at the Abroms-Engel Institute of the Visual Arts (AEIVA).
“Patients that lack sufficient emotional support often have more difficulty adjusting and coping with a cancer diagnosis, and cancer treatments and frequent physician visits can cause undue financial burden: all of these have a strong impact on a patient’s sense of well-being.”
"What you end up having is lower humidity outside, and even lower humidity inside -- making for warm, dry conditions where moisture can evaporate from the eye faster than normal."
Research led by Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D., professor of genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, shows that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1.
Next month, Birmingham will be holding a Bicentennial celebration with a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The concert will feature the Blind Boys of Alabama with Conductor Dr. Henry Panion, III & Orchestra, plus the combined choirs of Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Birmingham Southern College, Miles College, Talladega College, Tuskegee University, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
“Gouty arthritis is an interesting entity since we have learned much more about innate immunity and the role of the NALP inflammasomes in causing inflammatory responses to the crystals,” said Kenneth G. Saag, MD, professor of medicine in the division of clinical immunology and rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
John Gitau Wairimu, who is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and three other Americans become the first four students in the whole of United States to earn master's degrees in Nuclear Medicine Technology. The four students are graduating from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB).
“It shows that the change is happening, the change I really want to see,” Zeenat Islam, a University of Alabama at Birmingham student, said of Mr. Jones’s win.
The “opioids cabinet,” as the group is known, is intended to help streamline efforts across the government and includes staffers from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, among other executive branch offices.
Understanding the most important factors that contribute to improving or maintaining good quality of life beyond the initial treatment period can help identify survivors who are most vulnerable and at risk for poor health outcomes.
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