May 25, 2016
The UAB Blazers men’s golf team has hit big, competing in this year's NCAA Championships and turning out pros including Graeme McDowell and Paul Dunne. Learn how competitive practice sessions and world-class courses help to power their success, and get a few tips to improve your own golf game.
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Recent findings by University of South Florida and University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers showed that an extract from a sponge in Antarctica called Dendrilla membranosa emits a newly discovered chemical that destroys 98% of MRSA cells and is effective toward the biofilm form of the pathogen.
May 25, 2016
Fixing cystic fibrosis: In vitro studies show therapeutically robust correction of the most common CF gene mutationWritten by Jeff Hansen
Cystic fibrosis lung cells were restored to 50 percent of healthy function in work that provides the first evidence that novel therapeutic strategies for human patients can be identified based on yeast studies.
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May 24, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
Recruitment for the trial continues as Myers discusses the benefits she received from participating and the knowledge she has gained to take control of her health care.
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May 24, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
School of Nursing Assistant Professor Pamela Bowen hopes to address the issue of physical activity in African-Americans in the South through a new study.
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The new chair named to lead UAB’s Department of Pathology has a strong background in personalized medicine, clinical care and basic science research.
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Wei Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined whether TRIB3 mediates GIIR in diabetes using muscle-specific TRIB3 overexpressing (MOE) and knockout (MKO) mice.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified key risk factors associated with patient readmission within 30 days after pediatric neurosurgery in a recent study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
The latest in quite a long history of women being forced or pressured to dress in such a way that damages their health, restricts their movement and prizes male perception over dignity and the value of their contribution to work.
What if you could find out if you were at risk of becoming depressed or even suicidal? Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are working to do just that.
The safety barriers have been staples at NASCAR and IndyCar tracks in the United States for more than a decade. The SAFER Barrier was developed by University of Alabama at Birmingham mechanical engineering professor Dr. Dean Sicking after the death of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt in 2001.
Veteran educator Dana Jacobson will serve as the state’s ambassador for public education and teaching for the 2016-2017 school year. Eleven out of the last 16 Alabama Teacher of the Year awardees are graduates of the UAB School of Education.
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May 23, 2016
Eleven students in the Public Relations program, a specialization within the Department of Communication Studies, brought home a total of 16 awards at the state conference of the Public Relations Council of Alabama on April 20.
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May 20, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
LOCAL is a free event designed to share the best of Alabama, outdoors on the ASC’s Engel Plaza. Shop, eat, visit and listen to music — it’s a perfect event for families, groups and anyone who calls Alabama home.
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UAB engineering professor Dean Sicking’s SAFER Barriers will be installed at the historic Le Mans Race Circuit.
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May 19, 2016 Written by Jim Bakken
Identifying a stable outlook and UAB’s very strong enterprise and financial profile, S&P Global Ratings has raised its rating on various series of general revenue bonds issued by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on behalf of UAB.
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May 19, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB helps make Alabama one of the best places to practice medicine.
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May 18, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Marie Bakitas, DNSc, associate director and senior scientist at the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, was recently recognized for continued outstanding work in the palliative care field.
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Madeline Harris and Kristen Noles centered their careers on caring for patients at UAB Hospital; now they celebrate five years of breast cancer survivorship for Noles.
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May 16, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
Hunter Drinkard of Creola, Samantha Fry of Mobile and Cailet Hardtmann-Huckabee of Huntsville will attend UAB this fall after earning four-year scholarships.
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May 16, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Researchers from UAB, Emory and Microsoft demonstrate that HIV has evolved to be pre-adapted to the immune response, worsening clinical outcomes in newly infected patients.
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May 16, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
The new Division of Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology represents a move to more fully align and integrate with other clinical divisions that provide care for congenital cardiac patients at Children’s of Alabama.
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May 16, 2016
Ira Glass stars in “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host” at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on June 11Written by Shannon Thomason
The production includes radio interviews restaged as dance pieces, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers. The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories.
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A study published in Pediatrics examines the inpatient health care utilization of rural children as compared to nonrural children, specifically the higher cost of hospitalization and increased frequency of readmissions.
May 17, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Big data provides insight into patient readmission after pediatric neurosurgery.
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May 13, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
In appreciation for the artist Yaacov Agam’s long history with the region, “Metamorphic” pulls entirely from private collections in and around Birmingham.
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May 13, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Lynda Welker has experienced many hardships, but the Kirklin family has helped her live a full life.
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Young children with developmental delays or disabilities rely on a team — from special education teachers to physical and occupational therapists — to help them succeed. Go inside the UAB program dedicated to building that unique team and meet alumni making a difference in the lives of children across Alabama.
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May 13, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the sale. Items available for sale may be viewed from 8:30 a.m. until noon and from 1-4 p.m. June 9-10.
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May 12, 2016
UAB’s AEIVA presents Cuban artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons in “Picturing/Performing the Self,” June 3-Aug. 20Written by Shannon Thomason
Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, the exhibition opens June 3 with a performance by the artist and a free opening reception.
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An interdisciplinary team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham which works to unravel how the body’s immune system contributes to the development and progression of the pathology in the brain of PD patients, was the first to reveal that disruption of the JAK/STAT pathway using inhibitors commonly called Jakinibs, prevented the neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration seen in PD patients.
A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients. tDCS is a type of neuromodulator that delivers constant, low-current electricity to a targeted portion of the brain.
May 12, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
UAB researchers will use a $1.8 million grant to look at single cells for altered expression of the interferon gamma receptor gene.
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May 11, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
VA Research support for UAB clinicians and scientists has been important for six decades.
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May 12, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Researchers at UAB look to integrate health care within rural communities to improve care for children.
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May 11, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
ACOG recognizes G. Wright Bates, M.D., for making a difference and positive impact as a mentor.
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May 11, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing student Aoyjai Prapanjaroensin, has been named the recipient of this year’s Kathleen C. Brown Scholarship for Emerging Leadership in Occupational Health Nursing.
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A team of researchers recently discovered this when they used drones to study population densities of endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. By accident, they also ended up documenting the courtship rituals of a different species, green turtles—the first time this has been done with this technology.
May 10, 2016 Written by Jim Bakken
Longtime VP for Research and Economic Development Richard B. Marchase, Ph.D., plans to retire at the end of 2016. During his tenure, UAB annual research expenditures grew from $331 million to $510 million.
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May 09, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
A treatment used for depression, Parkinson’s disease and autism shows promise to alleviate obesity in binge-eating disorder patients.
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May 09, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Babyface, “The Story Behind the Songs” will bring together musical reminiscences from throughout his career with behind-the-scenes anecdotes, along with hit music.
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May 09, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Nonprofits, local agencies and UAB offer resources for aging adults at The Successful Aging Expo.
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May 09, 2016
UAB presents “American Sublime: Selections from the Jack and Susan Warner Collection of American Art” from June 3-Aug. 20Written by Shannon Thomason
The exhibition, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, features masterpieces of 19th and early 20th century American art selected from the Warners’ private collection.
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May 06, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Antibiotic use in acute and long-term care facilities is a focus of UAB’s antibiotic stewardship program.
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May 06, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
Enjoy uniquely Brazilian popular music, with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, in the intimate parlor of the Alys Stephens Center’s historic ArtPlay house.
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May 05, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Daniel Deligio, O.D., treats a rare disease and provides successful treatment plan for Sam Peppers.
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Renovations to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center have begun as the center prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
May 03, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
Results show that JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors may be a new class of therapeutic treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Acting by reducing inflammation, they prevent neurodegeneration in animal models and may be an important new approach to slow progression of the disease.
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May 03, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
The undergraduates answered questions on everything from disease outbreaks to community health as they competed against 13 teams from across the country.
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May 03, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Governor Robert Bentley has signed an executive order establishing the initiative to improve the health literacy of Alabamians, and UAB faculty will play an important role.
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