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A Novel Toxin – and the First Ever Found – for a Deadly Pathogen, M. tuberculosis

Michael Niederweis of the University of Alabama at Birmingham describes the first known toxin of the pathogenic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This necrotizing toxin is the founding member of a novel class of previously unrecognized toxins...
30-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

UAB’s ROSA Robot Guides New Epilepsy Procedure

UAB is one of the only medical centers in the US using the ROSA robot in stereotactic EEG, to better find the origin of seizures in the brains of epilepsy patients prior to surgery.
29-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Molecular Study Points to Possible Therapy for Autoimmune Disease TTP

Molecular details of ADAMTS13 binding by autoantibodies reveal, for the first time, the mechanism of inhibition of ADAMTS13 by those autoantibodies and suggest an avenue for therapeutic intervention.
22-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Ocean Acidification to Lead the Way for Food Chain Changes

UAB research shows that phytoplankton, the foundation of all marine life, will experience varied growth rates due to ocean acidification levels during the next century.
21-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Baby JJ Scheduled to Have Second Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Surgery Today

Narrowing of aortic arch, infant’s otherwise good health prompt physicians to move Baby JJ’s Glenn procedure up one month.
20-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

UAB to Open Mental Health and Wellness Clinic for LGBTQ Community

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychiatry will open a mental health and wellness clinic specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning individuals...a population that is underserved and at risk for...
15-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Grant to Fund UAB Studies of Countermeasures to Bromine Exposure

UAB has received a $4 million grant from NIH to study methods of countering exposure to bromine, a highly toxic liquid commonly used as a flame retardant and in the manufacture of photographic film. It has also been used as a poison gas.
15-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

First-of-Its-Kind Tornado Panels Installed in Montgomery Home

A product designed by UAB engineers to help save lives during natural disasters is approved for use.
15-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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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

HIV Pioneer: Use Lessons From the Epidemic to Improve Health-Care System

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Michael Saag, M.D., spreads message from first book to TEDxBirmingham attendees; says three lessons can help enact change.
16-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Your Social Media Footprint: Friend or Foe?

First impressions matter, so keep your social media accounts and your reputation clean and classy when searching for a job.
27-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

How to Get the Internship You Want

Internships are today’s entry-level jobs, and at least 65 percent of students who intern receive job offers. Here are pointers on how to secure one.
11-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

UAB Experts Available, Presenting at 2015 International Stroke Conference

From secondary stroke prevention to alcohol consumption’s effect on stroke, UAB experts will cover various areas of the disease and will be available to provide expert comment.
10-Feb-2015 1:10 PM EST

Measles Outbreak Was Inevitable but Can Be Halted, UAB Doctor Says

UAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations.
27-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

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