The University of Alabama at Birmingham purchased the Courtyard by Marriott. The property is located adjacent to UAB Medicine facilities.
May 15, 2017 Written by Adam Pope
Researchers have found a new, more accurate way to determine if adolescents are overweight, important findings considering many school districts label adolescents — who tend to be more vulnerable to weight bias and fat shaming than adults — as obese.
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Successful Phase III trials at UAB contributed to the development of a novel “corrector-potentiator” combination drug therapy for cystic fibrosis patients.
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Dance illusionists MOMIX will present their new work, Opus Cactus, in the Sirote Theatre at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center from Thursday through Saturday, May 11-13, at 7:30 p.m.
The trial will take place at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and measure the levels of the two drugs in blood and vaginal fluid of healthy women participants, aged 18-45 years.
When asleep, blood pressure (BP) naturally decreases in most cases, yet intraocular pressure increases. These imbalances have been linked to the progression of glaucoma.
This novel approach to exercise is being evaluated among obese breast cancer survivors with restricted walking capabilities.
The researchers found that the likelihood of receiving regular follow-up, phone calls, pneumococcal and influenza vaccines, home health care, durable medical equipment, and pulmonary rehabilitation was higher for patients in BPCI, and they were more likely to attend pulmonary clinic.
As the Associate Director of ArtPlay, the community education initiative of UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, J. Heath Mixon oversees the creation of classes, summer camps, a year-long musical theatre workshop, and the Words Are Our World vocabulary initiative.
May 10, 2017 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Local middle school girls will come to UAB to participate in fun science and engineering activities led by female students and professionals.
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May 10, 2017 Written by Jeff Hansen
These scientifically diverse researchers deliver lectures at American Society for Microbiology Branch meetings throughout the United States.
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"Overdiagnosis occurs because screening for thyroid cancer often identifies small or slow growing tumors that might never affect a person during their lifetime," explained task force member Seth Landefeld, who is chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
The institute awarded the five-year program project grant to UAB Division of Nephrology researchers David Pollock, Jennifer Pollock, Ed Inscho and the University of Utah to study renal control of sodium and salt balance.
Primary care optometrists and ophthalmologists may sometimes fail to detect age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision impairment in the elderly, a recent U.S. study suggests.
May 10, 2017
A group of students recently explored Birmingham’s “linguistic landscape,” surveying the city to see how different languages are used in its signs, maps and advertising. Discover what their findings say about Alabama’s growing diversity, and learn how the challenges they encountered could pave the way for better communication.
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May 09, 2017 Written by Shannon Thomason
The exhibition will feature two major series of works by Sandlin, “A Sinner’s Progress: A Modern Moral Journey” and “76 Manifestations of American Destiny,” and will include a selection of hand-printed books, drawings and paintings.
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“We conclude that these collective results suggest that canagliflozin may improve adipose tissue function, increasing adiponectin and decreasing the inflammatory posture of the adipocytes as reflected by a decrease in IL-6, independent of weight loss, and these may reflect favorably on cardiometabolic health.”
Brainwave-sensing headsets could be used by hackers to steal passwords and other private data, research has found.
The third annual Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Symposium met at the University of Alabama at Birmingham last month, a gathering of noted physicians and scientists who share the goal of creating new tissues and new knowledge that can prevent or repair heart disease and heart attacks.
Based on these exams, none of the participants were diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration by primary care optometrists and ophthalmologists. But when retina specialists took another look, they diagnosed the eye disorder in 25 percent of cases.
May 08, 2017
UAB art history Professor Heather McPherson to lecture May 17 at Birmingham Museum of Art’s celebration of her new bookWritten by Shannon Thomason
The book “Art and Celebrity in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons” transports readers to late 18th-century London, where modern celebrity culture emerged.
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May 08, 2017 Written by Tyler Greer
Professor says reverse mortgages are best considered by seniors who are “equity rich and cash poor” and plan to live in their current home for a long time.
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May 05, 2017 Written by Bob Shepard
UAB neurosurgery’s commitment to quality care is reflected in outcomes that beat national averages in key measurements.
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May 05, 2017 Written by Jim Bakken
Some of the 18 graduates of the Innovate Birmingham Workforce Program have been offered jobs to begin high-demand information technology careers with local employers like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Brasfield & Gorrie, Regions and UAB.
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Now that it's become appreciated that a high-salt diet may contribute to the rise of many diverse health problems including autoimmune disease, trying to understand how the body regulates salt is extremely important, and that's the work we hope to continue to do with this grant.
In Birmingham, homicides have increased 80 percent since 2014, mainly due to gun violence.
The study, led by the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network, will be conducted at two sites in the U.S. — the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh.
May 04, 2017 Written by Jeff Hansen
The first target for the UAB spinoff Incysus Ltd. will be glioblastoma. Incysus has just received a European patent for its innovative approach to fighting cancer.
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May 04, 2017 Written by Shannon Thomason
This year, the NAS is excited to welcome the UAB Football team as the honorary starters for the 11th annual race. In 2016, the run raised more than $65,000 for student scholarships.
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Where other forms of distracted driving are externally influenced, like interacting with a cellphone, drowsy driving is an internally influenced distraction; but the result is the same -- cognitive and visual resources are withdrawn from driving.
Through the new partnership, Guideway Care will lead the national implementation of UAB's program, which has led to a 55 percent reduction in hospitalizations, a 29 perfect reduction in emergency room visits and a 45 percent reduction in overall cost.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Women and Infants Center hands out more than 1,500 infant CPR kits each year to help save the lives of infants who are born prematurely, with congenital heart disease or are admitted for respiratory distress and/or neonatal abstinence syndrome.
May 03, 2017 Written by Alicia Rohan
Investigators will have a state-of-the-art space to conduct safe and age-appropriate clinical research to advance the science and treatment of childhood diseases.
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May 03, 2017 Written by Tyler Greer
The five-year grant from the NHLBI to the labs of Jennifer and David Pollock also includes a third project at the University of Utah, bringing together three highly successful research entities.
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May 03, 2017 Written by Shannon Thomason
A sampling of the varied new season includes Emmylou Harris, Bruce Hornsby, Marc Broussard, Angelique Kidjo, Maceo Parker, dance, family and Salon series, plus free shows by Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Red Baraat.
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May 02, 2017 Written by Katherine Shonesy
Knowing the signs of becoming drowsy behind the wheel, many of which are similar to distracted and drunk driving, could potentially be lifesaving.
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May 02, 2017 Written by Beena Thannickal
The University of Alabama at Birmingham announces a partnership with Guideway Care to expand the reach of UAB’s proven cancer navigation program, Patient Care Connect, to patients nationally.
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May 02, 2017 Written by Alicia Rohan
New children’s book focuses on helping others and pursuing goals while having a career as a working mom.
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Approximately one-fourth of eyes deemed to be normal based on eye examination by primary eye care physicians have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) determined by fundus photography and trained raters, according to a study published online April 27 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Sometimes, fertility treatments work and a couple gets to hold their baby in their arms. Other times, months turn into years of waiting, despairing and hoping for a positive outcome.
May 01, 2017 Written by Alicia Rohan
UAB is raising funds to hand out complimentary lifesaving infant CPR kits to caregivers of high risk infants.
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May 01, 2017 Written by Jeff Hansen
Knowledge from this study and others may help physicians boost healing and prevent heart failure in patients after a heart attack.
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May 01, 2017 Written by Shannon Thomason
Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter Jonny Lang has just released his first album of new music in seven years, “Fight for My Soul.”
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