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.
June 03, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama to implant a new electrical stimulator to combat sleep apnea and snoring.
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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.
June 03, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
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.
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June 02, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
Wick Many, associate dean in Montgomery, named one of 10 leaders of the River Region by Montgomery Advertiser.
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June 02, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
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.
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June 02, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Blacks are four times more likely than their white counterparts to die from stroke at age 45.
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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.
June 01, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
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.
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June 01, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
UAB investigators will present innovative patient-centered research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology national meeting.
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May 31, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB is part of a national study aimed at teaching medical students the best ways to help their future patients maintain a healthy weight.
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May 31, 2016 Written by Jeff Hansen
The UAB course was part of a master’s degree program in bioinformatics for researchers in Mali, where malaria is a scourge.
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June 01, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Among black men, those with a high degree of West African genetic ancestry have less abdominal fat than those with a lower degree.
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May 31, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
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.
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June 01, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB has received a grant to develop and implement Ebola and infectious disease training to further protect health care and public safety workers.
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May 31, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
This program is designed to prepare high school students for their college audition for musical theater. Included are acting, singing, dancing, auditions and techniques.
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May 26, 2016 Written by Katherine Shonesy
AIMTech’s ResistX treadmill will make its debut at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference.
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May 26, 2016 Written by Beena Thannickal
The UAB Cancer Center has received a $29 million National Cancer Institute renewal grant and is re-designated as “comprehensive” with an outstanding rating as a leader in advancing cancer research and care.
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May 25, 2016
The UAB Blazers men’s golf team has hit big, competing in this year's NCAA Championships and turning out pros including Graeme McDowell and Paul Dunne. Learn how competitive practice sessions and world-class courses help to power their success, and get a few tips to improve your own golf game.
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Recent findings by University of South Florida and University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers showed that an extract from a sponge in Antarctica called Dendrilla membranosa emits a newly discovered chemical that destroys 98% of MRSA cells and is effective toward the biofilm form of the pathogen.
May 25, 2016
Fixing cystic fibrosis: In vitro studies show therapeutically robust correction of the most common CF gene mutationWritten by Jeff Hansen
Cystic fibrosis lung cells were restored to 50 percent of healthy function in work that provides the first evidence that novel therapeutic strategies for human patients can be identified based on yeast studies.
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May 24, 2016 Written by Tyler Greer
Recruitment for the trial continues as Myers discusses the benefits she received from participating and the knowledge she has gained to take control of her health care.
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May 24, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
School of Nursing Assistant Professor Pamela Bowen hopes to address the issue of physical activity in African-Americans in the South through a new study.
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The new chair named to lead UAB’s Department of Pathology has a strong background in personalized medicine, clinical care and basic science research.
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Wei Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined whether TRIB3 mediates GIIR in diabetes using muscle-specific TRIB3 overexpressing (MOE) and knockout (MKO) mice.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified key risk factors associated with patient readmission within 30 days after pediatric neurosurgery in a recent study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
The latest in quite a long history of women being forced or pressured to dress in such a way that damages their health, restricts their movement and prizes male perception over dignity and the value of their contribution to work.
What if you could find out if you were at risk of becoming depressed or even suicidal? Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are working to do just that.
The safety barriers have been staples at NASCAR and IndyCar tracks in the United States for more than a decade. The SAFER Barrier was developed by University of Alabama at Birmingham mechanical engineering professor Dr. Dean Sicking after the death of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt in 2001.
Veteran educator Dana Jacobson will serve as the state’s ambassador for public education and teaching for the 2016-2017 school year. Eleven out of the last 16 Alabama Teacher of the Year awardees are graduates of the UAB School of Education.
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May 23, 2016
Eleven students in the Public Relations program, a specialization within the Department of Communication Studies, brought home a total of 16 awards at the state conference of the Public Relations Council of Alabama on April 20.
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May 20, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
LOCAL is a free event designed to share the best of Alabama, outdoors on the ASC’s Engel Plaza. Shop, eat, visit and listen to music — it’s a perfect event for families, groups and anyone who calls Alabama home.
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UAB engineering professor Dean Sicking’s SAFER Barriers will be installed at the historic Le Mans Race Circuit.
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May 19, 2016 Written by Jim Bakken
Identifying a stable outlook and UAB’s very strong enterprise and financial profile, S&P Global Ratings has raised its rating on various series of general revenue bonds issued by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on behalf of UAB.
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May 19, 2016 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB helps make Alabama one of the best places to practice medicine.
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May 18, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Marie Bakitas, DNSc, associate director and senior scientist at the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, was recently recognized for continued outstanding work in the palliative care field.
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Madeline Harris and Kristen Noles centered their careers on caring for patients at UAB Hospital; now they celebrate five years of breast cancer survivorship for Noles.
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May 16, 2016 Written by Tiffany Westry
Hunter Drinkard of Creola, Samantha Fry of Mobile and Cailet Hardtmann-Huckabee of Huntsville will attend UAB this fall after earning four-year scholarships.
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May 16, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Researchers from UAB, Emory and Microsoft demonstrate that HIV has evolved to be pre-adapted to the immune response, worsening clinical outcomes in newly infected patients.
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May 16, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
The new Division of Congenital Cardiac Anesthesiology represents a move to more fully align and integrate with other clinical divisions that provide care for congenital cardiac patients at Children’s of Alabama.
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May 16, 2016
Ira Glass stars in “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host” at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on June 11Written by Shannon Thomason
The production includes radio interviews restaged as dance pieces, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers. The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories.
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A study published in Pediatrics examines the inpatient health care utilization of rural children as compared to nonrural children, specifically the higher cost of hospitalization and increased frequency of readmissions.
May 17, 2016 Written by Alicia Rohan
Big data provides insight into patient readmission after pediatric neurosurgery.
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May 13, 2016 Written by Shannon Thomason
In appreciation for the artist Yaacov Agam’s long history with the region, “Metamorphic” pulls entirely from private collections in and around Birmingham.
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May 13, 2016 Written by Adam Pope
Lynda Welker has experienced many hardships, but the Kirklin family has helped her live a full life.
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