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CreakyJoints, an online arthritis support community, and UAB are working to gather information directly from patients through smartphones and tablets to find better ways to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry recognizes UAB scientists’ paper on exosomes, particles that change the behavior of cells, while the research team examines shutting down tumor growth.
The Department of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health is the national statistical and data coordinating center for CREST-2, two randomized controlled trials comparing different combinations of stroke prevention methods — surgery, carotid stenting and medical management — that will take place at approximately 120 medical centers.
Kerry Stein plays golf recreationally and participates annually in the UAB School of Optometry tournament to support the needs of the school — needs he understands well as a staunch supporter who happens to be blind.
It’s time for the 10th annual Dean’s Community Advisory Committee’s golf tournament, which supports the needs of the school.
African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new UAB study suggests other factors should be considered.

Local schools participated in 25th annual Egg Drop, held atop Vulcan for the first time.
In the first six months of the 2013-14 fiscal year, UAB supporters have exceeded the amount gifted online in the entirety of 2012-13.
In findings published April 9 in Science Translational Medicine, the UAB team describes the mechanism that contributes to persistent fibrosis in the aged, and suggests targets that may help reverse the buildup of scar tissue.
UAB researchers say new findings show that a herpes simplex virus therapy may be beneficial in treating malignant gliomas.
State requirement shifts UAB license plate design from Blaze to Knowledge
The AHA/ACC formulas for heart attack and stroke risk released in November were described as overpredicting a patient’s risk, but the latest findings published in JAMA suggest otherwise.
This year, the UAB NAS will award more than $750,000 in scholarships, gifts and grants to UAB. All proceeds from the May 9 Scholarship Run support scholarships for students.
UAB contributes data as part of the Alabama Autism Surveillance project, led by School of Public Health Associate Professor Martha Wingate, Dr.PH
Two endocrinology societies, under the direction of a UAB obesity expert, have laid out an action plan to tackle the nation’s obesity epidemic.
National Public Health Week presents an opportunity for public health and clinical health professionals to help individuals and communities navigate the changing world of public health.
A grant for up to $35 million over five years has helped form the Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center.
Experts from UAB and other leading institutions will discuss mood disorders and suicide at an April symposium.
Two student R&D projects at UAB attract international attention.
The UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 award program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the success of the top 25 businesses owned or operated by UAB alumni.
Three-year, $2 million PCORI grant will randomize 500 patients in a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a medication adherence intervention delivered by a community health worker.
Brain scans dispel assumptions about Internet safety, as well as show that critical-thinking skills and impulsivity are at work as users identify spam and phishing sites.
Repeating easy passwords can leave users vulnerable, but new UAB research offers increased sophistication and ease with a second security factor.
UAB joins four other research universities as the most recent recipients of national education grant to address the shortage of highly trained STEM teachers in Alabama and beyond.
A new study from the UAB School of Public Health suggests that hallucinogens may help reduce criminal recidivism.
In October, UAB kicked off the walking bus program for adults, the first of its kind. The first paper associated with this project was published in the Open Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The UAB Department of Ophthalmology has been awarded a grant to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.

Seed funding generates major UAB research projects geared toward treating lung injury from chemical attacks

An interdisciplinary collaboration at UAB recently established a research method that has expanded the institution’s capacity to expand initiatives addressing diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases and degenerative diseases.
Gary Warner is an expert in phishing attacks and international cybersecurity fraud.
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