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Micron-Sized Hydrogel Cubes Show Highly Efficient Delivery of a Potent Anti-Cancer Drug

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Researchers have developed micro-cubes that can sponge up a hydrophobic anti-cancer drug and deliver it to cancer cells. Tissue culture tests show these tiny, porous cubes, loaded with the hydrophobic drug, are more potent against liver cancer cells...
28-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Technology Addiction More Likely a Factor for Teen Drivers Texting and Talking with Friends Than with Parents

A new study shows that teens communicating on mobile phones with friends show stronger signs of technology addiction than when communicating with parents.
23-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Standardized Clinical Practices Reduce Premature Infant Morbidity and Mortality in First Week of Life

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The Golden Week program developed by UAB’s Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was recently recognized nationally for its standardized set of practices for premature infants, providing them with quality care in their first week of life.
22-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Chimpanzees and Humans Console Victims of Aggression in Similar Ways

The new study is the first to observe consolation in adult humans. Researchers analyzed surveillance camera footage of the immediate aftermath of 22 nonfatal robberies to observe the behaviors and characteristics of victims and bystanders —...
20-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Tumors: Still Devastating, but Treatment Has Come a Long Way

A UAB neurosurgeon discusses advances in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment that are bringing renewed hope to the battle against brain cancer.
19-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Five Ways to Protect Yourself From Retail and Restaurant Data Breaches

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UAB cybersecurity expert Gary Warner says, as businesses work to better protect sensitive customer information, consumers must be proactive when making purchases.
19-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blue-Ribbon Committee Creates Ultrasound Scoring System for Thyroid Nodules to Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies

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National committee creates American College of Radiology ultrasound-based risk stratification system to identify nodules that warrant biopsy or sonographic follow-up, and identify most clinically significant malignancies while reducing the number of...
19-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hope Through Medicine: Physician Recounts Medical Mission Trip to Treat Syrian Refugee

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A UAB physician visited Jordan to provide health care to Syrian refugees with chronic conditions.
14-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain

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UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.
19-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Opioid and Addiction Specialist Comments on Trump’s Opioid Commission

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16-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT

In Our Dis-Unified Nation, Healing Must Start From Within

Healing a divided nation must come from each person, individually, says a UAB psychologist, who offers some tips on coping with a divided population.
15-Jun-2017 4:40 PM EDT

Men's Health Week: Be Cautious of What You Are Drinking

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15-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Men's Health Week: Say Goodbye to Tobacco

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14-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Men's Health Week: Get Moving for Heart and Brain Health

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13-Jun-2017 9:55 AM EDT

Men's Health Week: Take the RIGHT Vitamins

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12-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Risk of Forgetting Medical Miracles: Measles Outbreak

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Vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives and prevent major outbreaks of highly infectious diseases among large populations in a safe and effective way.
12-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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