The partnership with Strata Oncology will provide patients with advanced or rare cancers with tumor profiling or sequencing at no cost aside from their typical co-pays. Average tumor profiling ordinarily costs $4,000 per test.
Forbes recently named the University of Alabama at Birmingham No. 69 on its list of the best 75 large employers in the United States.
Allostery, a fundamental means of regulating enzymes, is crucial for living cells.
Adherence to care improves when youth with HIV receive education and help navigating the system, according to study out of UAB.
Applied music major Mira Walker submitted her performance of works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Liebermann, and received a $3,000 award for first place.
A biomarker, endothelial mitochondrial function, may be useful for early identification of newborn babies at risk for lung disease and could enable novel therapy approaches.
The UAB School of Education has awarded the first Boyd Rogan Distinguished Alumni Award to Reba Wadsworth.
Brian Samuels, M.D., says there is an increase of eye pressure throughout the morning, and that pressure comes and goes throughout the day. This fluctuation is a known risk factor for the progression of glaucoma.
The banking giant, through $250,000 donation, will establish the Wells Fargo Scholars Program to support five students each year. The second gift, a $150,000 grant, will help support the construction of the UAB Football Operations Center over three years.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked 25th nationally in 2016 funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to data obtained from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Grants to UAB’s six health- and medical-related schools totaled more than $238 million last year.
Acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman will perform at the Viva Health Starlight Gala at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 21, culminating the center's 20th anniversary season.
Israeli-born violinist Itzhak Perlman has performed with every major orchestra and in recitals and festivals around the world. Sunday evening, Perlman performs at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
Digital projection and animation projects by faculty and students from the Department of Art and Art History were created in response to artist Jessica Angel’s installation “Facing the Hyperstructure.”
nycu graphic 2One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. A UAB dermatologist shares background information, risks and how to protect your skin.
The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative at UAB provides math and science support to 750 teachers and 20,000 students in Alabama.
School of Nursing faculty were cited for impact on innovative nursing education.
Ashley Hodges, Ph.D., has served in many leadership roles over the course of her 27-year nursing career, and her leadership in nursing extends to daughter, son.
Diagnosing, treating and tracking the prevalence of children and adolescents with obesity is a high public health priority but the body mass index calculations that physicians have been relying on for decades may not be accurate for assessing body fat in adolescents between the ages of 8 and 17.
The grant will help fund a study to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis get as much benefit from an exercise-based rehabilitation program delivered via internet and telephone as they do when the therapy is provided in a clinic.
Presented by the Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA, the concert will feature new works by its members.
Have you checked out this season’s lineup for UAB’s Alys Stephens Center? It’s a stellar mix of music, dance and more. Tickets for all new shows go on sale to the general public starting May 17!
Gifts established a scholarship program for business students and support the new Football Operations building fund.
The article by Courtney M. Peterson, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and coauthors suggests it may be worth considering replacing BMI z scores with TMI to screen for obesity and overweight status in children and adolescents.
The UAB Cancer Center offers patients with advanced and rare cancer, including those with any stage of pancreatic and brain cancer, the opportunity to have no-cost tumor profiling, and patients may be matched with an appropriate clinical trial or recommend use of an FDA-approved drug.
Funding to UAB for medical research by the National Institutes of Health topped $238 million in 2016, driving innovation and growth.
The grant will help fund a study to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis get as much benefit from an exercise-based rehabilitation program delivered via internet and telephone as they do when the therapy is provided in a clinic.
This free event is open to the public and aims to help community members secure their financial future.
Every time a Birmingham paramedic team goes on a basic call it costs at least $350, and often those calls simply involve having someone take their medicine or helping them up because they were dizzy and fell.
One argument against the ACA mandate is that it essentially forces people who don't smoke, don't abuse drugs or alcohol, and aren't overweight to pay for other people's lifestyle-associated illnesses.
"For students, it gives them something to channel their energy. It can increase their executive functioning and their working memory when they are doing challenging tasks. Fidget toys definitely have some merit, but it is important to make sure they are being used appropriately in the classroom."
The University of Alabama at Birmingham purchased the Courtyard by Marriott. The property is located adjacent to UAB Medicine facilities.
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.
Successful Phase III trials at UAB contributed to the development of a novel “corrector-potentiator” combination drug therapy for cystic fibrosis patients.
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.
nycu graphic 2Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D., assistant professor and behavioral interventions and supports researcher, explains how a popular toy can be beneficial with proper management.
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.
Local middle school girls will come to UAB to participate in fun science and engineering activities led by female students and professionals.
These scientifically diverse researchers deliver lectures at American Society for Microbiology Branch meetings throughout the United States.
"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.
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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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.
“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.
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