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UAB Awarded $19.31 Million to Lead National Study on Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy


Sixteen clinical centers and 30 hospitals will enroll up to 5,700 pregnant women in the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken to evaluate the benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment during pregnancy.
28-Aug-2014 7:00 AM EDT

New Research Presents an Improved Method to Let Computers Know You Are Human


UAB researchers are investigating game-based verification that may improve computer security and reduce user frustration compared to typical “type-what-you-see” CAPTCHA tools that use static images.
25-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UAB Medicine Launches State’s First Online Service to Treat Common Medical Conditions


The $25 service, available to adults 18 and older in the Birmingham area, combines the expertise of UAB Medicine providers with the convenience of online access.
22-Aug-2014 4:25 PM EDT

Nurturing Mothers’ Group Celebration an Opportunity to Learn About New Alabama Breast Milk Bank

This public health initiative aims to ensure area babies have an opportunity to receive vital ‘first-food nutrients’ essential to early development.
22-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

UAB Researcher Granted $1 Million to Study Deadly Bacteria Passed to Babies From 25 Percent of Mothers


Group B Streptococcus, when passed from mother to newborn during birth, is the leading cause of sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis.
22-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Understanding Disease Outbreaks: Need-to-Know Information on Ebola and More

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the most extensive known outbreak of this disease. While the risk of globalization is low, says one UAB expert, awareness is important.
13-Aug-2014 5:30 PM EDT

Research Questioning Sodium Intake Guidelines Supported in New England Journal of Medicine Editorial


UAB Distinguished Professor Suzanne Oparil's editorial highlights research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality.
13-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Modern Anesthesia Traces Roots to the American Civil War

The common use of anesthetic agents came of age during the American Civil War, as battlefield medicine translated to civilian use.
13-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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The Science of Beer and Coffee According to a UAB Chemist


Chemical properties play a powerful role in the development of flavors.
29-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

In a @JAMA_current Editorial, @msaagmd Talks About Treatment Costs for #HepC/HIV Coinfected Patients #AIDS2014


21-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Genomics Investigator Works Toward Cancer Prevention with Award-Winning Research


UAB epidemiologist Christine Skibola used genomics to identify a DNA variant that makes some susceptible to leukemia.
11-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert on Ukraine Crisis Available to Speak


28-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert Offers Affordable Care Act Tips Ahead of Open Enrollment Deadline

As the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace draws to a close, one UAB health policy expert points to confusion and says to seek help or risk penalty.
21-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Gear Up for Flood Risk

Flooding could be severe this spring. Emergency physician and disaster preparedness expert Dr. Sarah Nafziger says be ready.
19-Mar-2014 10:55 AM EDT

Dallas Buyers Club: An AIDS Specialist Takes on the Oscar-Nominated Movie

Dallas Buyers Club captures the despair and frustration of the AIDS crisis but misses the mark on profits. In a video interview, Dr. Mike Saag, past pres. of the HIV Medical Assn & director of the Center for AIDS Research, gives a non-Hollywood...
21-Feb-2014 5:00 PM EST

UAB Experts Available, Presenting at 2014 International Stroke Conference

UAB will contribute newsworthy presentations, and it has a number of experts available to weigh in on the news coming out of the conference.
12-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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