Premature babies at UAB receive handmade quilts from Oxford, Alabama, Girl Scout troop.
The duo will premiere “Sonata: Folie à Deux” by UAB Associate Professor of Music William Price, as well as “Circling” for two saxophones by David Froom.
Sarah Parcak, a University of Alabama at Birmingham professor who calls herself a space archaeologist, has won this year's TED Prize to build a global army of amateur archaeologists who help discover and protect the planet's hidden heritage.
Sarah Parcak, winner of the million-dollar TED Prize, hopes to equip an army of citizen-scientists to discover and protect ancient sites.
Dr. Parcak, winner of the 2016 TED Prize by the nonprofit forum for “ideas worth spreading,” announced at a talk in Vancouver on Tuesday evening that she would use the $1 million to build “an online interactive citizen science platform” to allow anyone with a computer to discover and monitor archaeological sites.
Sarah Parcak envisions a 21st century army of citizen scientists to battle the looting and destruction of the world's antiquities.
The report says African Americans are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at the age of 45 than white people. That imbalance decreases over time until disappearing by age 85.
In December 2014, after months of noticing a rapid decline in her lung function, she was admitted to the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. While there, doctors had no choice but to place her on ECMO, a type of bypass machine to take over the work her heart and lungs were unable to do.
The new Office of Veterans Recruitment and Student Services, a dedicated area for UAB’s veteran student population in the heart of campus, will host an open house Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the new Hill Student Center.
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater will present free workshops to students, patients and the community, with a grand finale performance at 2 p.m. March 5.
Aged drivers and women using prescription sleep medicines at higher risk for motor vehicle collisions.
Professors from UAB’s schools of Nursing and Health Professions recently published a paper recognized as a top five study by a national nursing informatics group.
Risk of long-term stroke equally and effectively lowered in stenting and invasive surgery procedures. 
Fellows hope to help make UAB a destination school for student entrepreneurs who value an atmosphere of innovation.
"What we find, however, is that the risk of stroke in patients over the age of 70 is twice that with stenting than with the surgical CEA procedure."
It is a promising finding at UAB, where the Comprehensive Diabetes Center is currently conducting a first-of-its-kind, JDRF-funded clinical trial using verapamil, a drug that researchers in the School of Medicine have shown completely reverses the disease in mice models.
Specifically, she [Eugenia Kharlampieva] has found that changes in shapes or elasticity of these tiny carriers greatly influence their ability to surmount the drug-delivery hurdles that lie between an injection into a vein and engulfment into a cancer cell.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows testosterone treatment can have benefits for men over age 65.
BCRFA continues to provide substantial gifts to UAB Cancer Center to accelerate breast cancer research.
The new office, part of UAB's strategic plans to support and promote global activities, will help align international activities and ensure direct access to campus resources for UAB employees and staff.
Surgeons from around the world gather at UAB to learn more about robotic assisted surgery.
Measure of Mpl gene expression reveals a heterogonous population of leukemia stem cells: one group leukemic and the other group non-leukemic.
Birmingham is one of 10 cities PNC selected as part of a $10 million pilot, which engages community organizations to build young children’s vocabulary through neighborhood workshops and hands-on vocabulary lessons.
Thanks to her (Sarah Parcak) innovative work, Parcak was awarded the 2016 TED Prize accompanied by a $1 million grant. It goes to an individual with a creative, bold vision to spark global change.
A new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine's Alabama Microbicide Clinical Research Site is looking at postpartum, lactating women's absorption level of an antiretroviral drug called dapivirine. The drug is delivered via a vaginal ring and may help prevent HIV transmission.
UAB hosts rare disease genomics meeting in conjunction with Rare Disease Day.
UAB one of 16 schools to compete in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
More evidence that generic medications are as effective as brand name drugs.
Experts discuss the Zika-microcephaly link and the world's response thus far.
UAB Department of Art and Art History Chair Lauren Lake, MFA, is the juror for this year’s show. The deadline for entry is Feb. 28.
February 12, 2016

UAB launches adult PCD clinic

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UAB clinic to see adult patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia.
The properties of cubic or spherical shape and solid or elastic stiffness affect the fates of polymer microcapsules meant to carry chemotherapy to a tumor.
Lead author of paper published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice journal says, while causal relationship cannot be inferred, findings are “absolutely encouraging.”
The incontinence risk is heightened particularly among men who have sex with men, according to lead author Alayne Markland, D.O., associate professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care in UAB's School of Medicine.
Alabama-based molecular diagnostics company Circulogene Theranostics announced today that it has signed a research agreement with the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center to investigate the efficacy of liquid biopsy for tumor detection and monitoring.
UAB is recruiting postpartum women who are still lactating, for a study on the effects of the antiretroviral drug used to prevent HIV transmission.
Study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows fecal incontinence risk from anal intercourse is heightened for both women and men, with men almost three times as likely to experience incontinence.
A UAB-led study shows that, for older patients, carotid artery surgery is safer than stenting.
After more than 10 years of archival research and interviews with 45 African-American educators, Tondra Loder-Jackson, Ph.D., reveals their experiences and contributions to the movement.
Jack recognized for innovation in business and education in memory of Birmingham’s A.G. Gaston.
Faculty member honored for significant contributions to the field.
A four-time graduate of UAB School of Nursing, Melanie Gibbons Hallman will serve a two-year term as president of the Emergency Nurses Association.
“For every five years of marijuana exposure, one out of two participants would remember one word less.”
Stroke prevention is a more urgent task for physicians treating African Americans—based on that group’s higher risk of having a first-time stroke, Alabama researchers have found.
The program will air on the station in segments in the form of personal reflections and fragments of daily life in the city.
Fourteen-year-old Angelynn Luckado’s cystic fibrosis ravaged her organs, leading to an extensive hospital stay, an extremely rare and complicated transplant, and now a hope for a healthier life thanks to an organ donor.
Sam Shepard’s 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning dissection of a Midwestern family, “Buried Child,” ranks with “The Glass Menagerie” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” as an evocative, haunting American masterpiece.
UAB’s School of Health of Professions has made SuperScholar.org’s list for top online bachelor’s programs in health care administration, ranking ninth.
New UAB research study shows therapeutic promise in targeting MLK4 in brain cancer patients.
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