Vape pens are catching on, but there is a hidden danger. They sometimes blow up, and a UAB burn surgeon says the results are decidedly unpleasant.
Metabolism-based therapies such as the ketogenic diet have the potential to become a valuable adjunct to standard cancer treatment.
How can you help your child understand what happened at the Pulse in Orlando?  UAB’s Josh Klapow offers some suggestions.
To help students understand the nature of good and evil, philosophy professor Matt King calls in an expert: Spider-Man. Discover how he and other UAB College of Arts and Sciences faculty use pop culture, from comics to hip hop to Johnny Cash, to spark lively discussions about tough topics.
[Hayley] Barber, 22, was competing in the pageant for the fifth consecutive year. She's a senior marketing major at UAB. She came into the pageant as Miss Shelby County.
Baseline renal function tests can stratify the risk of severe preeclampsia in pregnant women with chronic hypertension, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Jianyi "Jay" Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., brought his biomedical engineering expertise to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to fix hearts.
The world-renowned iSR’obotTM Mona Lisa makes its way to the United States, providing urologic surgeons with a tool to diagnose prostate cancer earlier through accurate diagnosis and precise localization that may allow for targeted treatments in the future.
UAB physicians say identifying those patients and linking them to appropriate therapy is one successful step in an effort to reduce the infection rate locally. The program can also serve as a model that could one day eradicate hepatitis C in the United States if done on a national scale.
[Christopher] Tuttle collaborated on the research with Sarah Parcak, a self-described "space archaeologist" from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who used satellites to survey the site.
New Living Donor Navigator Program tailored to African-Americans and a new Facebook app aim to increase access to living kidney transplants and reduce the number of patients awaiting transplant.

The new Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes positions UAB as a world leader in improving patient outcomes.
Celebrate the fun of learning this summer with the HotScience and ChemBridge day camps.
Enjoy show tunes, Broadway classics, patriotic favorites and standards, then watch the fireworks shot from atop Red Mountain. This free outdoor concert is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music.

UAB spearheads an innovative program to find undiagnosed cases of hepatitis C and steer those patients to therapy.
A robotic 3-D printer will build the tissue through computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing, but using living cells as the pieces of the structure.
UAB’s Lung Health Center has joined the prestigious Airways Clinical Research Network established by the American Lung Association.
Prostate cancer physicians look to provide personalized medicine to prostate cancer patients with a new medical device.
Only 151 computer scientists worldwide were recognized as senior members by the ACM in 2015.
Each year, The Bell Center invites artists to collaborate with the center’s students and create a work of art that commemorates the graduating class. This year’s legacy piece was a collage of the young graduates’ first initials.
This competitive award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to VA research and provides five years of salary support.
During a session on pediatric oncology here Sunday, the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Smita Bhatia presented initial findings from a genome-wide association study involving thousands of previous pediatric cancer patients who did or did not develop meningioma, mainly benign tumors that spring from the meninges tissues that surround the brain.
We need to ensure that we have a workforce ready to contain these and the next infectious disease threats."
But while middle-aged blacks were more likely than whites to die from a stroke, there were no black-white differences in the risk of death among stroke survivors, according to the study.
A UAB physician provides information on risks, recommendations and effects of Zika virus for pregnant women.
June 03, 2016

Money Math camp

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Money Math Camp is a four-day camp that focuses on financial education and math enrichment.
Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently received a grant to provide safety and health training to healthcare and public safety workers through the UAB Deep South Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training Consortium.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have sent funding to investigators at the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative for programs to increase physical activity and decrease obesity rates among those with disabilities.
According to the research, certain gene variants that originated in West Africa may offer some black males partial protection against obesity by making those lucky enough to inherit less likely to collect fat in the mid-waist and trunk.
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama to implant a new electrical stimulator to combat sleep apnea and snoring.
The reasons for group differences in multifactorial traits like obesity remain difficult to understand, especially when simplistic explanations do not easily explain complex patterns, like group differences which are not constant across sexes.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), along with colleagues at Emory University, Atlanta, and McGill University, Canada, used a yeast genetic model to find novel therapeutic targets for CF patients with this mutation.
Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently received a grant to provide safety and health training to health care and public safety workers through the UAB Deep South Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Training Consortium.
UAB’s William Curry, M.D., explains the advantages for millennials to find a primary care physician and why it is a necessary step to take for their health.
Wick Many, associate dean in Montgomery, named one of 10 leaders of the River Region by Montgomery Advertiser.
Investigators with the UAB School of Health Professions UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention totaling more than $10 million during the next five years.
Blacks are four times more likely than their white counterparts to die from stroke at age 45.
And yet other research, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham concluded that eating breakfast — or not — has pretty much zero impact on your weight.
More than 30 small works by world-renowned optical and kinetic art pioneer Yaacov Agam will be on exhibition June 3-Aug. 20 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Results showed that conscientious teens and extroverted older adults are more likely to be distracted while driving, but agreeable adolescents are relatively responsible behind the wheel.
Graduate student Samuel Cauffman is only one of two students selected for the 2016 Steven M. Horvath Travel Award by the American College of Sports Medicine.
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama to participate in publicly reporting its data with American College of Cardiology’s Find Your Heart a Home pilot program.
UAB investigators will present innovative patient-centered research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology national meeting.
UAB is part of a national study aimed at teaching medical students the best ways to help their future patients maintain a healthy weight.
The UAB course was part of a master’s degree program in bioinformatics for researchers in Mali, where malaria is a scourge.
Among black men, those with a high degree of West African genetic ancestry have less abdominal fat than those with a lower degree.
These free, short workshops will take place in June and this fall, led by the UAB Department of Art and Art History. Register now, as the studios are sure to fill up.
UAB has received a grant to develop and implement Ebola and infectious disease training to further protect health care and public safety workers.
This program is designed to prepare high school students for their college audition for musical theater. Included are acting, singing, dancing, auditions and techniques.
AIMTech’s ResistX treadmill will make its debut at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference.
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