UAB researchers find that epigenetic changes associated with chronic obesity alter expression of memory-related genes in the brain.
When minority Americans are treated as dishonest or less smart or are disrespected, threatened or called names, they are more likely to meet the criteria of having a panic attack.
Recognition of a new pathway may change the treatment of allergic diseases.
UAB cites its accredited police department and investments in safety resources, as well as initiatives in shared responsibility and community partnerships, as reasons data shows crime is much lower than perceived — and lower than many urban and non-urban universities.
Researchers have published a number of observational studies that find an association between abstaining from breakfast and having a higher body mass index or higher rates of illnesses like coronary heart disease.
UAB announced that $5.2 million had been secured for the Finish the Drive campaign, which started last summer.
The researchers examined two dimensions of sleep — sleep duration and sleep problems from the perspectives of adolescents and their parents, as well as cortisol levels before and after social stress.
But throughout the year, Panion’s educational efforts offer real-world musical enrichment on several levels to students through community group youth programs, home-schooling curricula and most of all, from Woodlawn High and its feeder schools.
As a possible explanation for the findings, lead author John N. Booth III, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, noted that while men and women take the same dose of the drug, women generally have higher concentrations of the drug in their plasma.
The good news is that exercise – especially weight bearing exercise – undertaken after the weight loss journey, can help to counteract this, a study has found. This is despite the common understanding that exercise alone won’t help with losing weight.
In July, Holly E. Richter, Ph.D., M.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, introduced Green to the Eclipse System, a new nonsurgical treatment designed to provide immediate bowel control.
A new research has identified discrimination, alcohol and tobacco as significant predictors of minority Americans experiencing panic attacks - fearful spells with psychological symptoms that last a few minutes and are often debilitating and disruptive.
A new, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved nonsurgical treatment for fecal incontinence was made available Thursday to select centers of excellence in the United States. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is among the first to offer the innovative system.
Kearney was cited for outstanding contributions to B cell biology.
A UAB study found that minority Americans who encounter discriminatory sentiments and actions are more likely to experience panic attacks, and smoking or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol were also identified as factors.
The all-female chamber group, best known for presenting new works in diverse settings, is set to perform works by Ned Rorem, Evan K. Chambers and Joan Tower.
UAB is among the first in the United States to offer Pelvalon’s Eclipse System, a nonsurgical therapy for women who suffer from accidental bowel leakage.
More than 400 UAB students performed community service projects around Birmingham as part of a National Day of Service.

Kasman will perform Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich trios Jan. 26, and give preconcert talks prior to performances Feb. 5-6 as part of “Russian Moods.”

Meet a family bound not by blood or name, but by their kidneys in the world’s longest living-donor kidney transplant chain. Discover how science and human kindness come together to save lives.

Research shows blacks are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at age 45 than whites.
Collat professor Joe Van Matre receives recognition for an outstanding commitment to teaching.
Collat School of Business seeks to give students more experience and strengthen employer relationships.
Celebrate UAB’s diversity and learn about other cultures and experiences at UAB Community Week.

Feel the love with the UAB/Red Cross Blood Drive.

Keith Gurley, Ed.D., assistant professor of educational leadership, is recognized for his professional achievements by the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

A new eight-week FreshStart! program is set for Jan. 21-March 10 to help cancer survivors make healthy lifestyle changes.

Community sewing days at UAB began Jan. 22 at ArtPlay and will continue Jan. 29 and Feb. 27 with the UAB Department of Art and Art History at AEIVA.

Assistant Professor Gordon Fisher, Ph.D., is recognized for his professional achievements that support the ACSM goals.
More than $5.2 million has been paid in UAB’s Finish the Drive campaign to secure $17.2 million pledged to UAB Athletics, exceeding the $4.5 million Jan. 15 goal.

Internationally recognized scholar and researcher Marie A. Bakitas will present at UAB on palliative care Feb. 10.
With more than 162,000 square feet, the new UAB Hill Student Center is the living room of the university and provides places for students to congregate, eat and study, making it their home away from home.
Cortisol levels that indicate increased stress response are higher in adolescents with sleep problems.
UAB Honors College enrollment has more than doubled since 2012, and new initiatives and programs continue to garner great feedback from students.
Discussion will cover the relationship between diet and exercise and the biology of aging.
Dine for a Cure, a fundraising event for cancer research, will be at MELT on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
UAB’s School of Nursing is training new nurses to be better equipped to help our nation’s veterans.
UAB online programs ranked in six of the eight categories measured.
Teens Engineer will provide after-school programs at area Birmingham Public Library branches.
Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, the UAB Piano Series brings the world’s finest pianists to Birmingham. Steven Lin will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, David Hertzberg and Ravel.
See an exhibition of Smith’s most recent graphite works at a Project Space show presented by the Department of Art and Art History, with a free reception from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19.
UAB-led research shows how methylating an RNA binding protein leads to alternative RNA splicing. Mutant enzymes are often found in blood cancers.
Sarah Parcak has the coolest job title in the world.
The Office of University Relations captured the essence of the momentum and excitement across the UAB campus in an institutional pride video highlighting each area of the comprehensive university’s multifaceted mission.
Baulos will deliver "Mending & Memory: Hand Work, Binding and Illuminated Drawings" Jan. 29 at the next Haddin Forum.
During a recent investigation, 97% of patients who received azithromycin were cured of chlamydia, according to William M. Geisler, MD, professor in the division of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues.
Sarah Parcak has brought global attention to UAB, most recently by winning a 2016 TED Prize and a $1 million grant.
Outstanding financial support and civic pride helped provide the necessary tools for UAB student-athletes and coaches to strive for excellence on and off the field.
UAB students are facing — and winning — a Shark Tank-style challenge with a tantalizing prize: the opportunity to launch their own start-ups inside Birmingham’s Innovation Depot before they graduate. Discover how UAB’s Collat School of Business and School of Engineering emphasize entrepreneurship by helping students bring their innovative ideas to life.
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