A new website wants you to help archaeologists protect thousands of valuable archaeological sites worldwide from looting and other forms of human intervention.
February 02, 2017 Written by Shannon Thomason
Four former students – Maeve Brophy, Edward Forstman, Kseniia Polstiankina and Cahill Smith – will perform works by Carter, Liszt, Medtner and Rachmaninoff in honor of Professor Yakov Kasman’s 50th birthday and his 15 years of teaching at UAB.
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February 02, 2017
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents the Yellowjackets Feb. 23 in “The Essentials Volume 5: Contemporary Jazz,” hosted by Eric EssixWritten by Shannon Thomason
The Grammy Award-winning band, among the pioneers of contemporary jazz groups, will also lead a clinic with UAB Department of Music students, and member Bob Mintzer will perform for schoolchildren with the UAB Jazz Ensemble
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February 02, 2017 Written by Bob Shepard
Research from UAB suggests that nearly half of children with the most common type of leukemia or their parents say they took more medications than they actually did.
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February 02, 2017 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB’s John Porterfield, a leader in surgical education, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Institute for Surgical Excellence.
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February 01, 2017 Written by Adam Pope
Christine Curcio, Ph.D., led an international team of researchers that developed a culture system for age-related macular degeneration, the third most prevalent cause of vision loss worldwide.
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February 01, 2017
UAB English as a Second Language program receives $5 million to improve language learning in AlabamaWritten by Tiffany Westry Womack
The grants will provide support for two projects that will provide training and professional development to current and future educators.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham professor and former Top 40 Under 40 honoree today unveiled her GlobalXplorer platform - a citizen-science archaeology platform funded through her $1 million TED Prize awarded in 2015.
Parcak is launching GlobalXplorer, an online platform that will teach anyone with a computer and an internet connection how to spot archaeological sites in satellite imagery.
February 01, 2017 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB’s Mark Dransfield has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, an honor society for physician-scientists who have made significant contributions to better understanding of human disease.
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Throughout the month of February, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Medicine, and Heart and Vascular Services will raise awareness about heart disease and ways to help prevent it as part of American Heart Month with many events, including three communitywide initiatives.
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January 30, 2017 Written by Jeff Hansen
The award recognizes a significant paper by Cui in Cell Death and Differentiation.
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GlobalXplorer is a citizen science archaeology platform that's "Indiana Jones meets Google Earth." The platform was created in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and DigitalGlobe.
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Anoushka Shankar: April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center
January 30, 2017 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB has created the only comprehensive interventional pulmonary medicine program in Alabama to better diagnose and treat lung and chest diseases.
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Near the Alys Stephens Center, where the Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs, the well-regarded Alabama Ballet is headquartered.
January 30, 2017 Written by Adam Pope
Expanded partnership with Aletheia House will provide increased access to medically underserved populations in Bessemer.
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January 27, 2017
Three UAB students to be awarded scholarships at the 27th annual Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Step ShowWritten by Jordan Lessley
Three UAB students will be awarded thousands in scholarship funds at the 27th annual Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Step Show taking place Feb. 11 at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
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January 27, 2017 Written by Bob Shepard
A UAB study confirming the efficacy of surgical removal of the thymus for patients with myasthenia gravis was cited as one of the top neurology stories of the year by the New England Journal of Medicine.
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January 26, 2017
UAB engineers will serve in a consortium of 10 Southeastern universities to develop novel strategies for traffic problems.
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The most common reasons for guideline nonadherence were the presence of bumper pads (70.2%) and loose bedding (55.7%).
Dorsett talks openly about sustaining numerous concussions and the resulting brain injury he suffered as a result of the sport. Dorsett’s new life’s mission is to protect today’s football players from the serious injuries he sustained.
"We use a persistent, multifaceted strategy, combining multidisciplinary approaches to unravel the molecular basis for cancer disparities, training of health professionals and community health educators across the cancer care continuum, and accelerating the development of cancer scientists.”
In a study of usually-inactive women aged 60-74 by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, those who worked out twice a week (over a four-month period) became just as physically powerful and aerobically fit as those who worked out six times per week over that period.
January 26, 2017
UAB’s novel lay navigation program demonstrates significant cuts in cancer care costs, serves as national modelWritten by Beena Thannickal
UAB’s innovative Patient Care Connect Program utilizes lay navigation and provides a cost-effective new model for cancer care delivery.
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January 26, 2017 Written by Bob Shepard
In another example of precision medicine, UAB researchers have used IPF patients own lung tissue to create models to determine the most effective medication for that patient.
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The Seattle-based startup on Tuesday announced a new partnership with UAB to combine expertise and intellectual property.
“Culture, environment, health care access, socioeconomics and population-specific genetic differences contribute to high cancer incidences and to cancer health disparities,” said Upender Manne, lead principal investigator and professor in the UAB Department of Pathology.
Akinyemi Ojesina, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who’s one of the corresponding authors on the study is excited with the prospect of developing novel targeted therapies for cervical cancer.
January 25, 2017 Written by Jeff Hansen
Cardiac muscle patches in this proof-of-concept research may represent an important step toward the clinical use of 3-D-printing technology, as researchers have grown heart tissue by seeding a mix of human cells onto a 1-micron-resolution scaffold made with a 3-D printer.
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January 24, 2017 Written by Katherine Shonesy
UAB and VICIS have each made major strides in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, and they have partnered to combine expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets to the market.
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January 23, 2017 Written by Tiffany Westry Womack
The program, designed to quickly produce a new teaching force of highly qualified STEM instructors, is growing at a rapid rate.
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January 24, 2017 Written by Shannon Thomason
The Department of Music’s annual Trumpet Symposium will feature two free concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Hulsey Recital Hall.
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Our understanding of what’s healthy can evolve, which is why dietary guidelines are regularly updated to reflect the latest science — and no longer say breakfast can help with weight control.
January 23, 2017 Written by Jeff Hansen
This study shows how stress blocks the release of an anti-anxiety neuropeptide in the brain, and it could pave the way for new therapeutic targets for PTSD.
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January 23, 2017 Written by Beena Thannickal
A significant new study by The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, including a UAB physician-scientist, uncovers genetic mutations of cervical cancer that hold a key to targeting and treating the disease.
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January 23, 2017 Written by Tyler Greer
Bhambhvani, a psychiatry and School of Medicine student, will receive funding to pursue a biological science graduate degree at the University of Cambridge if selected.
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January 20, 2017 Written by Jordan Lessley
UAB’s Benevolent Fund is accepting grant applications for the Local Agency Grant from area nonprofit organizations through March 3.
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January 20, 2017 Written by Beena Thannickal
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $16 million NCI renewal grant to advance cancer disparities research and reduce mortality rates among underserved populations.
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January 20, 2017
UAB Music presents new spring season of free student and faculty performances, guest artist recitals and symposiumsWritten by Shannon Thomason
From the UAB Piano Series and Chamber Music @ AEIVA to dozens of free concerts and recitals by students and faculty, the UAB Department of Music offers a new season of outstanding performances.
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The American Academy of Neurology panel determined that fMRI can provide more specific brain mapping before epilepsy surgery across a range of circumstances that were individually evaluated, with detailed recommendations.
Dr. Jayme Locke, a recent Top 40 Under 40 honoree, was selected for the James IV Traveling fellowship, which aims to promote communication and collaboration in the surgical community.
CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is essentially a pair of molecule-sized programmable scissors—scissors that work on the DNA inside living cells. In the few years since scientists have refined the technology, CRISPR has revolutionized gene editing.
Until now, a team of late-shift clinical technologists in the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzed between 4,000 and 5,000 tubes of blood every night, providing information to help guide patient care, while keeping watch for abnormal test results that require immediate notification to clinicians.
January 18, 2017 Written by Tyler Greer
UAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community.
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David Allison, a biostatistician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, tested the "sexercise" theory - that sex can be exercise - but found that sex lasted only six minutes on average, burning a paltry 20 or so calories.