December 3, 2010

UAB's Alys Stephens Center unveils ArtPlay, a new home for arts education

(Birmingham Times)
ArtPlay, a new arts education and outreach center from UAB's Alys Stephens Center, is enrolling people of all ages in a variety of new arts classes.

Southeast has highest AIDS death rate, least federal funding for education, says AIDS Alabama CEO

(Birmingham News)
"That's dismaying," she said. "We've got the good medications now. If you get into treatment, Dr. (Michael) Saag (of UAB) says they can live for 40, 50 years."

State ranks 49th in preterm births

(Cleburne News)
"It is very important that everyone understand the importance of a full-term pregnancy," said Joseph R. Biggio, Jr., MD, Medical Director, Obstetric Services, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "The last few weeks of pregnancy are critical to a baby because many important organs, including the brain, need this time to completely develop."


December 2, 2010


IID launches cyber security scholarship with University of Alabama at Birmingham

(Business Wire)
IID (Internet Identity), a provider of technologies and services that help organizations secure Internet presence, today announced it will contribute annually to a scholarship fund for students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Is a virus making us fat?

(Allure Magazine)
David B. Allison, who studies obesity at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, set out to discover why exactly it is that human beings, as a species, consistently eat too much and exercise too little, even when we know it's bad for us. Allison's research lead him to a bunch of studies of animals who live in close proximity to people.


Brain training for older drivers could mean insurance discounts

Allstate's pilot program is in Alabama, home state of the developer of the training, Dr. Karlene Ball of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

December 1, 2010

Study from University of Alabama at Birmingham finds Celebrex may block some cancer

(Birmingham News)
The anti-inflammatory drug Celebrex may help prevent some pre-cancerous skin lesions from turning into cancer, according to study released Tuesday and led by scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

(Medical News Today)

Study shows animals are also fighting obesity

(WAGA-TV, Atlanta)
The findings suggest that poor diet and lack of exercise might not be the only causes at play, according to the study's lead author, David Allison of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.



November 30, 2010


Celebrex shows potential in preventing some skin cancers

Non-melanoma skin cancers are common, comprising "the most prevalent malignancies in the United States with an incidence equivalent to all other cancers combined," according to study lead author Dr. Craig A. Elmets, a professor of dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

(Los Angeles Times)

(Science Daily)

Staying safe when shopping online

(WIAT-TV, Birmingham)
"The truth is, you are more at risk when you hand your credit card to a teenage waiter to take to the back room than when you use your credit card to shop at a safe Web site," said Gary Warner, director of research in computer forensics at UAB.


Pro wrestlers hit the ring for UAB Center for Palliative Care benefit


Pro wrestlers hit the ring in downtown Birmingham to benefit UAB's Center for Palliative Care.

November 29, 2010

Animals living with or near people fatter

Obesity researcher David B. Allison of the University of Alabama at Birmingham says he discovered data on small primates -- marmosets -- showed pronounced weight gain over time.

(Globe and Mail)

Health: It's all about location, location

Fitzpatrick and Mark LaGory of the University of Alabama at Birmingham have authored, "In Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race, and Place in America," about high-poverty urban neighborhoods and the health of Americans.

Companies on the move - Nov. 24

(Birmingham Business Journal)
The Birmingham Museum of Art and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are offering a paid fellowship to a qualified art history graduate student for one year.



Tips to avoid online shopping scams

(Dale Carnegie)
The Birmingham News sat down with Gary Warner, University of Alabama at Birmingham cybercrime expert, to talk about avoiding these types of crimes during the holiday season.

Did new security measures push passengers over the edge?

But Josh Klapow, a professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health, thinks airline passengers were primed for a meltdown.

 Florence Nightingale letters to go on display at UAB

(Birmingham News)
Fifty letters written by the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, will go on display in an exhibit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham beginning Tuesday.

Children with Asperger's could lose diagnostic identity

(Hunstville Times)
"(The APA) feels that the better thing is to recognize that there's a range of autism," said Dr. Beverly Mulvihill, co-director of the Alabama Autism Surveillance Project at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.