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Novel Mechanism Involved in Memory Discovered by UAB Researchers

Researchers at UAB report in Nature the discovery of a novel mechanism in the brain involved in the formation of memory and learning. The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or...
17-Sep-2014 4:25 PM EDT

April 2011 Tornado Event Prompted Many Alabama Residents to Prepare


UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.
9-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

New Device to Control Seizures Proving Its Worth for First UAB Patient

The first patient in the SE who had the NeuroPace responsive neurostimulator implanted in her brain to control seizures shows marked improvement in just 30 days.
8-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Is Football Stress Hazardous to Fans' Health?


The excitement of football, and even the activities and feelings of anticipation leading up to games, can be unhealthy in ways many do not realize, according to Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
5-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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

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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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