New research from investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that Corexit EC9500A, an oil-dispersal agent widely used in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, contributes to damage to epithelium cells within the lungs of humans and gills of marine creatures.
Sex is one of the most ambiguous areas in the scientific understanding of Alzheimer’s. While there are established methods of measuring memory, reasoning and the ability to dress, bathe and balance checkbooks, no widely used method exists for assessing the ability to consent to intimate relations.
Senior engineering students showcase their innovative solutions to industrial challenges.
Mixed-media, painting, photography, printmaking and ceramic works by Department of Art and Art History students will be on display at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
Focused, clear, concise and mistake-free: That is what career specialist Wes Lybrand recommends for new grads to craft a job-winning resume.
UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Obesity shows seeing, hearing and smelling others’ eating foods can cause low birthweight in offspring among mice.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s April 30 Fiesta Ball at Iron City will fund the work of UAB’s young cancer research scientists.
UAB beat out teams from universities including Dartmouth, UCLA, Georgetown and Rutgers to win national championship in bioethics.
At least 2,724 students will graduate this spring, and more than 1,200 are expected to participate in UAB’s two spring commencement ceremonies at Bartow Arena.
The goal of InnoHack 2015, sponsored by Baptist Health System and the UAB School of Health Professions, was to bring people together from outside and across the health professions to help devise solutions for some of those problems.
After last night, I have only great things to say about The University of Alabama at Birmingham theatre department and their production of AVENUE Q.
The federal government now faces a dilemma. It must either stick with its decades-old salt warning — that Americans consume too much of it — or retract it, and it must do so before issuing its Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015 later this year. It must tell us how much sodium to eat, even if it doesn't know for sure.
For decades, Lawrence DeLucas has been demonstrating that space-grown protein crystals are superior to their Earth-bred counterparts. This summer, he'll announce results from the largest study of its kind, which is designed to settle the debate once and for all.
Janet M. Turan, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB School of Public Health, has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to complete the study.
The conference will feature lectures and panel discussions on innovation education in topics such as informatics, executive education, health care delivery, insurance, technology, global health and nursing management
Sadhvi Batra is one of only 40 winners nationwide for this fellowship, which begins May 25.
Nicole Rodriguez is the first UAB student to be selected for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program.
The Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force consists of doctors, government officials, medical school leaders and other medical professionals from around the state and aims to improve the shortage of medical services, especially in Alabama's rural areas.
Unknown to many shoppers urged to buy foods that are “low-sodium” and “low-salt,” this long-standing warning has come under assault by scientists who say that the typical American’s salt consumption is without risk.
Therapeutic anti-cancer vaccines developed to treat metastatic disease such as advanced prostate cancer or melanoma rarely have a noticeable effect on the tumor but have been associated with a statistically significant increase in patient survival.
Almost half of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors with pain interference (PI) during the initial phase of care have continued PI post-treatment, according to a study published online March 20 in Pain Medicine.
A theoretical physician reimbursement model developed from a study out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that certain incentives can reduce the spending and improve the quality of primary care.
Alabama's first two patients in the state-approved Carly's Law study conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham last week began taking an experimental marijuana-derived medication for treating severe seizures.
Living in a rural area was not a barrier to undergoing total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), and outcomes following TAA were not significantly different between residents of urban and rural areas, according to an analysis of a national database.
At least one member of the Delaware family poisoned while vacationing at a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands in March was transported on a UAB medical jet, hospital officials said.
The VORLab will study the effects of injuries sustained in football and other contact sports on balance, eye movement and vision to improve diagnostic tools and promote recovery.
UAB physician chosen to lead state chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Corexit 9500—the dispersant most heavily used by BP to disperse oil in the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 spill—may have caused lung damage in people involved in the cleanup process and gill damage to marine life.
The 10-student ensemble is invited to perform at the four-day conference, which features the world’s greatest trumpet and brass artists.
A standout player at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in his hometown between 1996 and 2000, [Torrey] Ward played professionally in China alongside Yao Ming before getting into coaching.
From Modern Medicine
While the authorities have not released details of Lubtiz’s visual or mental health diagnoses, Mark Swanson, OD, MSPH, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, says one such vision problem that can occur with mental health problems include conversion disorder, a condition in which patients show psychological stress in physical ways.
The study, appearing in the April issue of Health Affairs, examined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Physician Group Incentive Program, which uses a fee-for-value approach focused on primary care physicians.
Four School of Education faculty members to present at American Educational Research Association annual meeting.
UAB Athletics partners with Student Activities Council to host Blazer Block Party.
AIDS cases in the Deep South have substantially increased in recent years. An upcoming Summit will address the issue April 17.
UAB is implanting one-way valves in patients with severe emphysema in an effort to reduce their overall lung volume, which improves lung function.
The UAB Department of Theatre is gearing up to put on a production full of satire and hilarious lessons about New York City life.
An autism spectrum disorder, PTHS is characterized by moderate to severe intellectual disabilities; difficulty with walking and balance; breathing abnormalities; seizures and an inability to speak.
Overall, the various available guidelines on hypertension management have been coming to a consensus that 140/90 mmHg is appropriate for most people.
J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Ph.D., also from the University of Alabama, and colleagues examined the effect of early versus delayed initiation of a PC intervention for 122 caregivers of 207 patients with advanced cancer.
The study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, published in the PLOS One online journal, also found that an enzyme triggered by the Corexit 9600 dispersant compound in humans and animals might be used to protect against the harm caused by the chemicals in the dispersant.
Incentive programs rewarding primary care physicians shown to lower medical spending and improve quality.

The annual EXPO will showcase research and scholarly work by UAB undergraduate students across all academic disciplines and departments.

UAB senior will research Alzheimer’s disease abroad through prestigious scholarship program.

Sessions for business executives will give participants hands-on innovation experience.

Students will compete for $10,000 in scholarship money.

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., will present the 11th annual Glenwood Endowed Lecture at the UAB Alumni House on April 15.

UAB research identifies enzyme that protects lungs and gills following damage from oil dispersant.
Allison, associate dean for Science in the UAB School of Public Health, is recognized for his contributions to the F1000 recommendation service.
Fairhope, Alabama, resident Hayden Olds came for a second opinion, and ended up finding the best treatment route.
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