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The collaboration among UAB, University of Wisconsin and Duke University will use bioengineered stem cells and bioengineered tissue to treat heart failure after heart attacks.
Changes in the classroom and on the state and federal levels are needed to help early childhood educators best serve children from diverse family structures.
Alys Stephens Center’s GlobalFest offers free lectures at noon daily Oct. 3-5, and free Latin dance lessons and an outdoor concert and dance party with Tiempo Libre on Oct. 6.
A UAB crowdfunded study of Narcan to reverse heroin overdoses has funded 350 naloxone kits and reversed nine overdoses.
Improved production of stem cells is vital if they are to achieve their promise for medical research and disease treatments like transplantation, creating patient-specific cell-replacement therapies to treat neurological diseases, heart ailments, blood diseases and diabetes.
best of 2016Record student recruitment and retention gains have vaulted UAB enrollment from a previous high of 18,698 in 2014 to 19,535, with key increases mirroring targeted initiatives to attract and retain freshmen, Honors College, Blazing Start, international and transfer students, and officials say it is just the beginning.

Complications of diabetes can lead to blindness, yet only 29.9 percent of diabetic patients studied adhered to recommendations to have an eye examination. 

The UAB School of Nursing has received more than $5.15 million in external funding for the 2016-17 academic year to help support students in its nationally ranked graduate programs who are preparing for careers as advanced practice nurses, nurse educators and nurse researchers. 

best of 2016After major investments in information technology infrastructure — bringing the fastest supercomputer in Alabama to campus — UAB can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day just a year ago. 

Kevin Spencer, a world-renowned illusionist, is a leading authority on the therapeutic use of magic tricks in special education and rehabilitation. His free Alys Stephens Center show is also a sensory-friendly performance.

Exercise is a key to better health, and UAB is teaming up with local partners to encourage people to get outside and be active in their local parks. 

The exhibition, presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences' Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, opens Sept. 9 with a free reception.

A UAB study that is the first of its kind found that a tiny RNA — miR-124-3p — appears to play a role in producing major depression. 

Clinical and epidemiological data are combined with sociology and anthropology to better understand preterm birth in the United States compared to Canada, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries.

UAB and local businesses honor a late, inspiring wheelchair user by donating a custom wheelchair in his name to a deserving recipient.

Coating insulin-producing cell-clusters with a thin protective layers may be a way to modify and use pig tissue to ultimately treat human diabetes. Testing in mice is the next step.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents powerful and provocative BANDALOOP in residence for a free inside/outside performance.

A new partnership between the UAB School of Health Professions and the Interaction Advisory Group provides curriculum and training for law enforcement, first responders and more to interact with people who have special needs. 

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