Parent-teen contracts are a useful way to set rules about what is allowed/not allowed with regard to driving.
One of the hottest issues in State Houses this year was Common Core, national math and language arts standards released in 2010 and adopted by most states.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that long-term administration of a drug that mimics the hormone ghrelin protected Alzheimer's disease-model mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index (GI) diet.
More than 30,000 Americans commit suicide each year, and a new grant awarded to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is funding a study to find out what pushes someone to take their own life.
The current method of diagnosing bacterial meningitis isn't always accurate and rarely comfortable for the patient, said Scott Barnum, professor within UAB's Department of Micobiology and lead researcher for the project.
Nolen’s song “Mend the Heart of Dixieland” was selected to win, while Clinton Babers II and his song “Here in Alabama” were chosen as second-place finalist and best live performance.
Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility.
A series of fascinating studies at Harvard University showed that many people respond positively to placebo pills — even when they are told that the pills don't have any active ingredients. Now researchers at UAB have partnered with a Harvard scientist to test these "open-label" placebos for the first time in cancer survivors.
Photographs made in and about the South by students in the Department of Art and Art History will be on exhibition at the Shelby County Arts Council Gallery.
Only 14.3 percent of men and 29.9 percent of women reported that they regularly use sunscreen on both their face and other exposed skin.
There seems to be a genetic predisposition for psoriasis in some people. Along the way, something triggers the predisposition. It can be an illness, a medication, drinking alcohol or smoking. Smoking particularly seems to be associated with greater difficulty in clearing psoriasis lesions. Stress seems to trigger flares.
UAB’s David Pollock, Ph.D., recently visited Cuba with a delegation from the American Physiological Society to sign a historic agreement for research collaboration with Cuban counterparts.
Boni Elewski, M.D., and Wendy Cantrell, DNP, pursue research and therapies that bring new drugs to market and change patients’ lives.
Deadlines for abstracts are set for early fall and are open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents.
Join a UAB team or create a team for the annual walk, which helps raise funds for research efforts.
Cardiologist Kevin Sublett will oversee the nationally accredited UAB Heart and Vascular Clinic of Central Alabama.
This improvement in cognition persists despite a high-glycemic-index diet, a possible risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
A national expert in the biomedical engineering field will chair UAB’s joint department beginning Oct. 1.
"Severe acute exacerbations of IPF are medically untreatable and often fatal within days," said Steve Duncan, M.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine.
Should your self-driving car be programmed to kill you in order to save others? Matt Windsor asked Ameen Bargh, a bioethicist at University of Alabama at Birmingham, this soon-to-be-real-life version of the classic Trolley Question.
A levodopa/carbidopa gel (Duopa) that gets delivered directly to the gut diminished non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease.
"With Aura, the building becomes an extension of the mobile phone's processor and memory," explained Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Computer and Information Sciences, and director of the SECRETLab research group.
UAB researchers are leading a study of the safety of the ring in adolescents. The Food and Drug Administration requires the testing of treatments in special populations, including post-menopausal women and teenagers, before approval.
Three-year grant establishes consortium to better organize and support collaborative research related to the loss of functional beta cell mass in type 1 diabetes.
The Tree Campus USA designation honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and getting staff and students involved in conservation projects.
One might guess that such injuries would happen most often at a party, or, say, walking down a cobblestone street. But as Mashable reports, the study reveals that almost half of high heel injuries happen inside the home.
Brooks C. Wingo, PhD, an assistant professor of occupational therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues found standard assessments tend to underestimate the effect of obesity on children and adolescents with mobility limitations.
Celebrate all things Alabama in the second-annual LOCAL event. Peruse goods from food, art and other vendors, then enjoy live music.
A novel one-way valve blocks airflow to diseased regions of the lung, allowing healthy regions to expand and function more efficiently.
A computer science researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has devised an architecture, called Aura, that would let people harness all the unused computer cycles generated by their smart home devices.
The self-driving cars that could soon dominate our roads, perhaps even making human-driven ones illegal some day, could end up being programmed to kill you if it means saving a larger number of lives.
Nearly 27 million people go to work for the Fortune 500 companies every day. We found 55 of them—sometimes working together—whose extraordinary acts of bravery, kindness and selflessness are changing people’s lives.
The Leadership in Research Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership, is given at the discretion of the SNRS Board of Directors.

A double music and theater major, Nole Jones will compete against 13 semifinalists selected in the NATS National Student Auditions in the College Music Theatre Men division.

Best of 2015 2Neuron-derived microRNAs obtained from blood samples may correlate with treatment response and could aid the search for new therapeutics.

A UAB researchers suggests that autoimmune disease therapy may be an effective treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide for women ages 15-44 years, and UAB serves as a site for the latest study by the Microbicide Trials Network, which has previously studied this new approach with positive results in other female age groups.

The Aura cloud computing system, designed by UAB computer scientist Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., could turn the Internet of Things into the Internet of Cha-ching.
Not surprisingly, the CDC recommends that people take a number of steps — including the regular use of strong sunscreen — to protect themselves from those sinister UV rays.
The league announced Friday that the 2016 edition of the tournaments will be played in the Magic City. Games will be played at both the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Bartow Arena and the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex from March 8-12.
Reputable, well-done, scientific studies have linked daily coffee drinking to pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, heart disease, and early death.
Eric Jack, dean of the Collat School of Business, expects for the school to be fully moved in by July of 2018.
How will a Google car, or an ultra-safe Volvo, be programmed to handle a no-win situation—a blown tire, perhaps—where it must choose between swerving into oncoming traffic or steering directly into a retaining wall?
Mark Ingram will be the featured speaker for the NAS annual meeting; tickets are on sale now, and reservations must be made by June 16.
UAB pathologist also leads a trainee in producing software to improve the quality and efficiency of perinatal autopsies.
It may be time to follow in Barbie’s footsteps and say goodbye to those horribly painful stilettos.
The research revealed that the number of women who reported heel-related injuries in 2002 across the U.S was 7,097 and had reached 14,140 in 2014. The figure was a whopping 19,058 in 2011.
A noteworthy prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases, was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town, according to research conducted by Stephanie Momeni, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB Hospital, which leads the List, saw a revenue increase of more than 15 percent from our previous reports. The rest of the top five hospitals on the List also saw revenue growth, albeit to smaller degrees.
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