Noteworthy appearances of UAB in local and national news.

State Ranks Second in Nation in Junk E-Mail

(Montgomery Advertiser)
Gary Warner, who teaches computer and e-mail security at the University of Alaba­ma at Birmingham, said the study shows how much work state companies, especially small firms, must do to avoid spam attacks.

Minimizing Toxic Health Effects From the Gulf Oil Spill

(EHS Today)
While oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, experts are far from finished working to anticipate, outline and minimize the disaster's potential health risks, according to a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health researcher involved in helping the federal government deal with the spill's repercussions.

Trying Little-Known Option to Seal a Leaky Lung

(Daily Caller)
How often do these valves succeed? That's not yet clear. The Food and Drug Administration approved "humanitarian use" of the IBV valve for prolonged surgical air leaks - an option that lets promising novel options for rare conditions sell, with some profit restrictions, before large effectiveness studies are done. With a shorter hospital stay, it's cheaper than air-leak surgery, yet prominent IBV researcher Dr. Robert Cerfolio of the University of Alabama at Birmingham said few doctors know about the option.