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Cancer Survivor Malia Mccoy Spends a Day at the UAB School of Nursing

Cancer survivor Malia McCoy from Pell City, Ala. received the opportunity of a lifetime by shadowing UAB School of Nursing students for a day.
24-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Genetic Risk Factor Can Lead to Hyperinflammatory Disorder, Death After Viral Infection

A group of people with fatal H1N1 flu died after their viral infections triggered a deadly hyperinflammatory disorder in susceptible individuals with gene mutations linked to the overactive immune response, according to a study in The Journal of...
24-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UAB Study Says Alzheimer’s Plaques Can Also Affect the Brain’s Blood Vessels


Amyloid beta, the plaque that accumulates in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, may also contribute to Alzheimer’s by interfering with normal blood flow in the brain, according to investigators UAB. In findings published Nov. 23...
18-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers Develop New Method to Repair Elephant Tusks

A resin developed at UAB's Materials Processing and Applications Development center is replacing the metal ring typically used to prevent cracks from furthering down an elephant’s tusk.
17-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

From Open Heart to TAVR, One Patient Experiences Extremes in the Span of Three Days


Donald Rabren came in to have open-heart surgery until a surgeon discovered great risk in continuing and elected to close him up and do a different procedure three days later.
16-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UAB Pediatricians First to Attain Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education for Practice-Based Quality Improvement


The Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance has become the first organization in Alabama to offer performance improvement continuing medical education for exclusively practice-based physicians through its developmental screening project, Help Me...
13-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

U.S. Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Numbers Decline


The number of U.S. biomedical postdoctoral fellows has fallen for three years in a row, an unprecedented decline that University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Louis Justement, Ph.D., and colleagues call “an end to the era of expansion.”
12-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

WWII Vet, Three-Time Purple Heart Recipient Back on His Feet After Ambitious Heart Treatments, Procedures

94-year-old Wade Gladden came to UAB with only 20 percent heart function, but physicians put a monthslong plan in place to restore function — and the Alabama resident hit every mark along the way.
10-Nov-2015 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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


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

CF Fertility Rates Research ‘Very Personal’ for School of Nursing’s Ladores


A UAB professor and student are examining how a new drug may improve life expectancies for CF patients and unplanned pregnancies among women.
2-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST

Investigating and Unpacking Survivor's Remorse in Wake of Oregon Shooting

6-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Vitamin K Shots Necessary to Prevent Internal Bleeding in Newborns


While babies are born with very little vitamin K, and the only way to sufficiently supplement it is through an injection soon after birth, some parents are shying away from the shots.
9-Sep-2015 10:05 AM EDT

VA Media Shooting Leaves Journalists Feeling Vulnerable, in Need of Healing, Says UAB Psychologist

26-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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

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