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Research Finds Males and Females Process Chronic Pain Differently

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Male and female mice use different immune cells to process chronic pain, indicating that different therapies for different genders could better target the problem.
29-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Don’t Let Summer Fun Interfere with Keeping Your Peepers Protected

Environmental factors like pool and ocean water seem harmless, but they can actually affect eye health. UAB experts break down how to stay safe this season.
25-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

National Clinical Trial for Novel Fecal Incontinence Treatment Is Under Way

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The LIBERATE Study will further investigate the Eclipse System, the first vaginal insert designed to provide bowel control.
25-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Potential Drug Lessens Neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease Model

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The first test in a mammalian model of a potential new class of drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease shows abatement of neurodegeneration in the brains of test rats and no significant toxicities.
25-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Autistic Children Improved Reading and Brain Activity After 10-Week Reading Intervention

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Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, University of Alabama at Birmingham...
23-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Cells Too Stiff to Scavenge Leads to Lupus, an Autoimmune Disease

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Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility.
22-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Turning Fake Pills Into Real Treatments

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A series of fascinating studies at Harvard University showed that many people respond positively to placebo pills — even when they are told that the pills don't have any active ingredients. Researchers at UAB are partnering with a Harvard...
22-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

UAB Dermatologists’ Drive to Eliminate Psoriasis Is Personal

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Boni Elewski, M.D., and Wendy Cantrell, DNP, pursue research and therapies that bring new drugs to market and change patients’ lives.
19-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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Injuries From Wearing High Heeled Shoes Increasing, Says UAB Injury Researcher

19-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UAB Career Professionals Share Wisdom for New Graduates, Job Seekers

New graduates and students hoping to find a job or choose a career can increase their chances by heeding the advice of professional career planners. Specialists in Career and Professional Development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham share...
6-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Who’s Hiring? New Grads See Brighter Job Market in 2015

More jobs are offered this spring for new grads, but students still in school should prepare for the job hunt before they graduate, says Joy Jones with UAB Career and Professional Development.
5-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

HIV Pioneer: Use Lessons From the Epidemic to Improve Health-Care System

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Michael Saag, M.D., spreads message from first book to TEDxBirmingham attendees; says three lessons can help enact change.
16-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Your Social Media Footprint: Friend or Foe?

First impressions matter, so keep your social media accounts and your reputation clean and classy when searching for a job.
27-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

How to Get the Internship You Want

Internships are today’s entry-level jobs, and at least 65 percent of students who intern receive job offers. Here are pointers on how to secure one.
11-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

UAB Experts Available, Presenting at 2015 International Stroke Conference

From secondary stroke prevention to alcohol consumption’s effect on stroke, UAB experts will cover various areas of the disease and will be available to provide expert comment.
10-Feb-2015 1:10 PM EST

Measles Outbreak Was Inevitable but Can Be Halted, UAB Doctor Says

UAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations.
27-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

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