January 14, 2011

Alabama has new funding for Parkinson's research

(WAFF-TV, Huntsville)
Philanthropist John Jurenko has put together a team of top Alabama biomedical investigators from UAB and the Hudson-Alpha to research and find new information about Parkinson Disease.



Fyn protein interactions in mice model may lead to brain dysfunction and AD

New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Gladstone Institutes and the Baylor College of Medicine indicates that interactions between those three proteins might lead to brain dysfunction and AD in a mouse model of the disease.

January 13, 2011

Our view: UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a powerful and poignant reminder of why UAB is a great state university deserving of strong state support

(Birmingham News)
The measure of a state university's greatness isn't its football team, although there is much that's great about gridiron glory.


January 12, 2011

Therapy may help cut incontinence after prostate surgery

(U.S. News & World Report)
"Behavioral therapy is one more option for men," said study author Dr. Patricia S. Good, a professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "It's not a perfect treatment, and it does require work, but it also provides a significant improvement in quality of life."


(Birmingham News)


January 11, 2011

Docs urge shots as flu grabs the South, NYC

(Associated Press)
Dr. Sarah Nafziger is caring for "a ton" of flu patients in the emergency room at the University of Alabama Birmingham - and she makes a point of asking why they didn't avoid the misery by getting vaccinated, in hopes they'll remember the lesson.


You asked! Expert A's to your beauty Q's

We passed her question on to Julie Harper, MD, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Paul M. Friedman, MD, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Texas, Houston, and author of Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin.