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New drugs to slow or even prevent Parkinson’s could be in human studies as early as 2015.
Nutritionists regularly suggest you eat breakfast each morning for its health benefits, including weight-loss and maintenance. But new research led by UAB shows that — whether you regularly consume it or skip it altogether — weight-loss is not influenced.
Nominate deserving faculty for the 2014 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching. The deadline is Sept. 17. Details and the nomination form are online.
This 26-minute documentary, which captures the plight of families in Birmingham’s most polluted neighborhoods, is followed by a panel discussion led by WBHM News Director Rachel Osier Lindley that includes UAB Professor George Munchus. See the trailer on Vimeo.
The Commons on the Green features an unmatched variety of cuisine for lunch, served 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Choose from the grill, deli, pizza, classics, international or the soup, salad and vegan bar — all for only $5 on Fridays. Check the menu before you go.
Get your blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference measured 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in the North Pavilion first floor atrium. It’s quick, easy and free. Learn more at uab.edu/wellness.
Anthony Nicholas, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is a co-editor of the first textbook on the subject of protein deimination in human health and disease.
Distinguished Professor Uday Vaidya, Ph.D., is the new chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
An innovative solution for safeguarding personal information relies on your proximity instead of your memory.
Neurologist David Geldmacher, M.D., who leads UAB's memory disorders program, is launching a new clinical effort — the first of its type in the United States — to prepare a personalized dementia risk assessment for people concerned about their risk for developing memory problems as they age. Call 975-7575 for more information or to make an appointment.
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