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A Practical Guide on How to Confront Hate


UAB Institute for Human Rights Director Tina Kempin Reuter provides practical tips for confronting hate and violence.
17-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$2.2 Million Grant Will Extend Distracted Driving Research


The findings from the NIH-funded study will have implications on targeted interventions and policy changes in distracted driving.
17-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How a Nutrient, Glutamine, Can Control Gene Programs in Cells


An intracellular metabolite of glutamine regulates cellular differentiation programs by changing the DNA-binding patterns of a transcription factor and by altering genome interactions. Genome context near the binding sites affects whether the...
11-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Student Journey: Discovering a Love for Materials Engineering After Four Army Tours


Undergraduate summer research fellowships let students pursue their passions. Daniel Craven used a BioBots three-dimensional bioprinter to make small polymer scaffolds that can hold cells for tissue engineering. The scaffolds, less than half an inch...
10-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Small Molecule Inhibitor Prevents or Impedes Tooth Cavities in a Preclinical Model


Researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that is akin to throwing a monkey wrench...
10-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Birmingham Among 13 U.S. Cities Committed to End the Spread of AIDS by 2030


• Birmingham committed to the “90:90:90” principle, whereby 90 percent of people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90 percent of those who know their status will be engaged with clinical care and on anti-HIV therapy, and 90 percent...
10-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Technology and Children: A Parent’s Survival Guide


With kids using new technology every day, many parents are forced to keep up or get left behind.
10-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stroke Belt: Less Than Half of Stroke Patients Prescribed Recommended Medication


Men and older stroke patients in the southeastern United States, known as the stroke belt, were less likely to receive statins, stroke-preventing medication, than were women and younger patients. The REasons for Geographic and Racial...
8-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Contact Lens Users: Protect Your Eyes From Heat, Sun and Water This Summer at Home and on the Go


Andrew D. Pucker, O.D., Ph.D., gives tips on safe use of contact lenses, including advice on travel, swimming and UV rays.
14-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Expert Available: Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Damage While Viewing the Eclipse

10-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Damage While Viewing the Eclipse


A UAB optometrist and ophthalmologist provide advice on how to protect your eyes while viewing the solar eclipse.
3-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Helping Your Children Navigate Activities of Interest


Parents who listen to their children’s interests could help them be more successful and well-rounded in their extracurricular activities.
25-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT

A Practical, Politically Feasible Solution to Health Care Reform in America: Starting From Scratch Rather Than Continuing to Build on a Faulty Foundation


25-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT

When Preparing Your Child’s Back-to-School Needs List, Don’t Forget to Include Vaccines

Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.
18-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Larsen C Ice Shelf Collapse: Expert Video and Interview Available, Facebook Live Event 7/14 at 10 A.M. CT

12-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Physician Travels to Africa to Treat Women Who Have Suffered Childbirth Injuries


A UAB obstetric surgeon will lend her skills to African women by treating obstetric fistula, a common complication of childbirth in the developing world that causes incontinence.
10-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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