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Ten-Year-Old Finds Relief From Rare Eyelash Growth

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Daniel Deligio, O.D., treats a rare disease and provides successful treatment plan for Sam Peppers.
5-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Low-Cost Tech Could Change High-Risk Pregnancies Around the World

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With a $2.5-million grant from the Gates Foundation's All Children Thriving initiative, UAB researchers are developing sensor-based devices that can detect signs of pre-term labor and predict which patients will encounter problems.
5-May-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis Is Reduced in a Rat Model Using a Cell-Signaling Inhibitor Drug

Oral administration of AZD1480 — one of the JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors generally known as Jakinibs — lessened the destructive inflammation and nerve cell degradation in the area of the brain affected by Parkinson’s.
2-May-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Cancer Brings Two Young Women Together as Lifelong Friends

Two young Alabama women formed a bond over a rare germ cell cancer affecting only 1,000 women across the United States.
29-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows How Different People Respond to Aspirin — an Important Cardioprotective Drug

Researchers have learned new information about how different people respond to aspirin, a globally prescribed drug in cardioprotection. The team identified more than 5,600 lipids in blood platelets and gained new insights into how these cells...
28-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study to Test Ways to Improve Cognitive Functioning of Older Adults with HIV

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UAB School of Nursing Professor David Vance, Ph.D., received a five-year, $2.86 million R01 grant to test ways of improving cognitive function in older adults with HIV.
25-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First-of-Its-Kind Driving Simulator Lab at UAB Powered by Donation From Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and ALDOT

The facility will enable new distracted-driving research, addressing the major public health issue of highway and traffic-related injuries and death.
21-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Role for Immature Brain Neurons in the Dentate Gyrus Identified

Researchers present data and a simple statistical network model that describe an unanticipated property of newly formed, immature neurons in the dentate gyrus.
19-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Debunking Digital Eyestrain and Blue Light Myths

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Adam Gordon, O.D., discusses blue light, including the lack of clinical evidence in advertisements overstating dangers, as well as the effects of blue light on sleep and eye discomfort.
25-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Coping with the Death of Prince, Icons

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21-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Can You Own a Cloned Human? Expert Explores This and Other Bioethical Issues in New Book Based on Hit Sci-Fi Show “Orphan Black”

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In his new book, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club,” international expert on the ethics of human cloning, Gregory Pence, explores issues raised in the sci-fi show “Orphan Black” about human cloning, its ethics and impact on...
1-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Spring Daylight Saving Time May Cause an Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

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Springing forward with daylight saving time may increase your risk of having a heart attack if you have a history of heart disease.
10-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

UAB Expert Fanucchi Weighs in on Workplace Violence

26-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST

Concussion Experts Available to Speak on Current Research & Development at UAB

21-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST

Ten-Year-Old Concussed Patient Participates in Research to Identify Biomarkers in Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Researchers at UAB look for a relationship between eye movement and the brain to find biomarkers to help diagnose and treat concussions.
18-Dec-2015 12:05 PM EST

Navigating the Holidays Can Be Difficult for Those with Dementia and Their Families

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Changes in routine, including elaborate plans or scheduling special events, can have an adverse effect on someone suffering from any form of dementia.
16-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST

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