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How Sensor-Packed Smartphones Can Read Your Mood, Guard Your Data — and Wreak Havoc in the Wrong Hands

Smartphones have replaced nearly every conceivable gadget, but UAB computer scientists are teaching them some new tricks. The researchers are adapting accelerometers, GPS chips, gyroscopes and other sensors to make phones that can read a user's...
24-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

New HPV Vaccine Shows Promise to Dramatically Reduce Cervical Cancer

Renowned UAB HPV expert, Warner Huh, says new nine-valent HPV vaccine has the potential to eradicate the majority of cervical cancer.
18-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

Stitching History


Last fall, a local vintage-clothing collector, preparing for a move, graciously donated more than 200 pieces to the Department of Theatre — rack upon rack of dresses, skirts, bodices, hats, gloves, shoes, parasols, fans, a few men’s garments,...
17-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

When Strep Throat Is Something Else: Forgotten Bacterium Is the Cause of Many Severe Sore Throats in Young Adults

New research from UAB suggests that Fusobacterium necrophorum more often causes severe sore throats in young adults than streptococcus — the cause of the much better known strep throat. The findings, suggest physicians should consider F....
11-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

UAB Team Sets Sail for Antarctica to Conduct Predatory Crab Research

Antarctic research could reveal significant changes in continent’s ecology.
16-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Alabama Couple Sharing Baby, Family Journey with Rare Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Unborn child diagnosed with rare syndrome when mom was five months’ pregnant; parents now prepare for difficult road ahead.
12-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

Study Confirms Effectiveness of Device to Improve Bowel Control in Women


UAB test of the Eclipse System, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, demonstrates success of first device to control fecal incontinence using a vaginal insert.
10-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

Alabama Man Is First Outside Japan to Receive New Heart Implant

UAB Hospital is first in the United States to implant new Evaheart device as part of the US Pivotal Trial to test L-VAD for patients with severe congestive heart failure.
6-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

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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

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

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