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.
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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.
The research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham states that an estimated 123,355 high heel injuries were treated in emergency rooms across the United States between that 10-year span.
UAB receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award for being named one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care.
A UAB scientist has received a prestigious international award for contributions to biobanking.
U.S. government-issued dietary recommendations continue to evolve over time.
The grant recipient, J. Crawford Downs, vice chair of research in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology, is particularly interested in discovering the reasons that the elderly and people of African descent are more likely to develop glaucoma,
The partnership between the Depot and the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business to establish the UAB Innovation Lab gives UAB students the opportunity to develop their own companies while also providing them with real-world business experience as they prepare to enter the workforce.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham crunched the numbers from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. They estimated that 123,355 high-heel-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. from 2002 to 2012, and the rate doubled during that 10-year span.
The gift will be used to create arts opportunities, including classes, tickets to performances and more, specifically for military veterans and their families.
National accounting institute recognizes Collat program for excellent standards that promote students’ ability to earn industry credentials.
UAB has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
Years after a massive stroke, patients are still regaining their ability to move and speak. Now, there's a therapy that researchers say can help brain injured patients reclaim their lives.
A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that injuries occur most among young adult women.
Alabama is one of eight states with at least six counties in the top quartile for both vision loss and poverty.
Is it time to give your high-heeled shoes the boot? Injuries related to the perilous but fashionable footwear nearly doubled in the United States in a recent 11-year-period, new research finds.
As UAB’s strategic planning process continues, top Collat priorities include stimulating growth, student success and financial sustainability, impacting economic development, building partnerships in the community, supporting faculty and staff through professional development, and enhancing facilities and technology.
The Alys Stephens Center's summer/fall 2015 season will continue the performing arts center's tradition of diverse programming. Jazz, folk, fusion, classical and jam bands populate the schedule, alongside dance performances and Alabama talent.
The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is currently forming a plan to attract more investors into university research enterprises that could lead to more jobs and spinoff companies in Birmingham.
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