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$2 Million Investment Boosts UAB Biomedical Spinoff

A $2 million investment from a Denver angel investor group is the latest step forward for the biomedical startup CNine Biosolutions. Two entrepreneurs are using technology they developed at UAB to create a rapid and simple test to distinguish...
20-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Teen Heart Patient Thankful for New Future

• Megan Gagliardi was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy at 18 years old. • Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is decreased because the left ventricle — the heart’s main pumping chamber —...
19-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Man's Heartbeat Continues to Beat After Death with Help of Music Therapy Project

Steven Eaise was 47 years old when he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015. Today, a unique part of him lives on thanks to a music therapy project. Music therapists at UAB recorded Steven’s heartbeat, then incorporated it into a song, using his...
17-Apr-2018 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Automating Personal Safety with Wearable Smart Jewelry

The Smart Bracelet, designed by UAB researchers, automatically detects signs of physical assault and alerts emergency personnel of the user’s location.
11-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Absence of a Transcription Factor Halts Tooth Development in Mid-Stride

Researchers have found a key role in tooth development for the transcription factor Specificity protein 7, or Sp7 — lack of Sp7 interrupts the maturation of two types of specialized cells that help create teeth. Such basic knowledge about...
10-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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“I’m One of the Lucky Ones” — Treating Head and Neck Cancer

• The CDC reports that about 3,200 cases of oropharyngeal cancers were found in women last year and about 13,000 in men in the United States. • Cancers of the throat can masquerade as many things, such as ear pain, sore throat, hoarse voice,...
9-Apr-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sexting: A Q&A on How to Talk to Your Children About Sharing Digital Content with Others

A UAB pediatrician offers her advice for handling tricky conversations with your children about appropriate digital device use and sexting.
6-Apr-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Decades-Long Grant Brings Undergraduate Students to UAB for Summer Materials Research

A 21-year NSF-funded program that brings undergraduate students to UAB for a summer of materials research has been renewed with a grant from the NSF Division of Materials Research. The students come from underrepresented groups and from schools...
5-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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