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Journal: Researchers Can Track Hazardous Chemicals From Fast-Food Wrappers in the Body

Just one month after major research findings showed dangerous PFAS present in more than one-third of fast food packaging tested, UAB and Notre Dame created a new technique to track PFASs in the body.

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Preterm Babies Born at 23 Weeks’ or Longer Gestation Benefit From Mom’s Receiving Steroids Prior to Delivery

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Antenatal corticosteroids given to high-risk moms are associated with better outcomes for babies born prematurely.

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Study Finds Parents’ Perceptions Play Key Role in Teens’ Driving Preparedness

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Overall, parents believe their teens are safer than other drivers.

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Voice Center Offers Screenings to Students Pursuing Singing Careers

This recent Saturday clinic, at which 11 students were examined, was part of an annual free screening the UAB Voice Center offers to students in the voice program, part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music.

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Study Highlights Risks of Sepsis

A new study from researchers at UAB analyzing three different methods for characterizing sepsis has helped to illustrate the risk of death or severe illness attributable to the condition. The study is one the most comprehensive studies of the burden of sepsis in the United States.

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Nephropathy, IgA Nephropathy, glomerulonephritis, Autoimmunity, genomewide-association study, O-glycosylation

Genetic Clues to Kidney Disease Uncovered

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Using international genomic studies backed by proof-of-concept cell experiments, researchers have identified two genes that contribute to the chronic kidney disease glomerulonephritis.

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UAB Professor Uses Latest Virtual Reality Technology to Improve Access to Pedestrian Safety Education

A new mobile virtual reality system helps children learn to cross streets safely.

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Heart Attack, Cardiovacular Disease, CVD prevention, CVD risk, Genetics

Why Heart Attacks Can Happen to Anyone

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A heart attack can happen even if to those who are relatively young and fit, and genetics can play a role.

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New Braces Clinical Trial Sheds Metal Brackets

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Inflatable braces? A new clinical trial at the UAB School of Dentistry is hoping to make metal braces a thing of the past.

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Research Examines Susceptibility to Cyberattacks Through Brain Activity, Eye Gaze

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UAB doctoral student Ajaya Neupane awarded highly competitive $50,000 fellowship to continue research using neuroimaging devices to examine internet users’ susceptibility to cyberattacks.







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