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Approximately 20 to 30 percent of adults in the United States may not be correctly diagnosed with having hypertension due to differences in their blood pressure when measured in their doctor’s office versus outside of their doctor’s office.
Dr. Azita Amiri, an assistant professor in UAH’s College of Nursing, and Dr. Shuang Zhao, an assistant professor in both the Department of Political Science and the Department of Atmospheric Science, have been working to bring attention to the plight of residents in Uniontown, Ala., an environmental justice community located in the state’s Black Belt.
A calorie-dense, obesity-generating diet in aging mice disrupts the composition of the gut microbiome. This correlates with development of a system-wide nonresolving inflammation in acute heart failure, with a notable disruption of the immune cell profile, primarily the neutrophil-leukocyte ratio.
Researchers examined the effect of vaginal tenofovir 1 percent gel use on the risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2.
UAH is the original host university of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), a statewide initiative to improve math and science teaching in Alabama by providing participating schools with professional development, equipment and materials, and onsite support from content specialists.
How certain bacteria may make people more prone to asthma is one topic of three research grants jointly funded by Southern Research and the UAB School of Medicine. These new research pilots are the latest effort to harness synergies between researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Southern Research, a Birmingham-based nonprofit research institute with nearly 400 scientists and engineers. The two other pilots seek an improved way to develop new vaccines and a new mouse model for a potentially dangerous, hereditary deficiency shared by 400 million people worldwide.
UAH’s College of Business is an early and ongoing supporter of the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program, an initiative that seeks to bring entrepreneurial education to school districts in Decatur and throughout Morgan County.
A powerful tool is available to investigate brain development, memory and learning, and brain dysregulation in neuropsychiatric diseases like addiction, depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s. This molecular biology tool can selectively and robustly turn on genes in brain neurons of living rats.
According to the American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke Statistics, nearly half of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease.
Scientists at the microbiology lab led by Javier Campos-Gómez, Ph.D., in Drug Discovery at Southern Research discovered that Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium responsible for severe, drug-resistant infections in humans, uses a family of fatty acids, known as “oxylipins,” in a cell-to-cell signaling language critical for its virulence.
The Leadership and Management in Nursing course, offered by UAH’s College of Nursing, includes a "mock hospital" experience that allows faculty members to assess the students’ clinical skills and critical thinking abilities prior to launching them into their preceptorship.
Findings suggest there is no improvement in pregnancy outcomes for obese women who receive early gestational diabetes screening.
As part of the study, researchers conducted a population-based assessment of incident cardiovascular events occurring in patients with severe sepsis, and the effect of these cardiovascular events on in-hospital mortality.
Study suggests that weight loss, even if associated with intermittent weight gain, is worthwhile in that there appears to be no harm and possible benefit in terms of cardiovascular outcomes.
The psychosocial care team helps patients and their caregivers and family members address issues including managing distress, depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress associated with diagnoses and treatments. The team also helps patients and caregivers to feel less overwhelmed and more in control, as well as improving self-care and communication with loved ones and their health care providers.
A mutant gene for a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of fruit flies. Fruit flies hosting that gene produce the variant human brain protein and show abnormal behaviors of fear, repetitive activity and altered social interaction, reminiscent of autism impairments.
Southern Research’s Stacey Kelpke, Ph.D., believes Birmingham is well equipped to become the next hub for the development of innovative medical devices, thanks to the city’s rich manufacturing heritage and its wide-ranging healthcare expertise,
Ben Golden Peterson was among the first patients to undergo heart surgery when the Bruno Pediatric Heart Center opened at Children’s of Alabama in 2012. Post surgery, he was diagnosed with cancer. Today, Ben is an energetic first grader who loves playing baseball and showing off his favorite Fortnite dance moves.
People of Mexican descent with variants of a certain gene are more at risk for Type 2 diabetes, but the risk of developing the disease does not increase for people of other Hispanic and Latino background groups.
Global Temperature Report: January 2019
The Centers for Disease Control reports that influenza activity in Alabama is now widespread and likely to increase. Alabama’s Department of Public Health also reports that almost every Alabama county is experiencing significant flu activity. As Alabama and the rest of the country enter the height of flu season, University of Alabama at Birmingham medical caregivers want to remind the public that, if you are normally a healthy person who is experiencing flu-like symptoms — high fever, muscle or body aches throughout the body, exhaustion, and loss of appetite — do not go to the emergency department.
Treatment with the NSAID carprofen triggers subtle low-grade inflammation in the heart and kidneys. The combination of carprofen pretreatment and heart attack magnifies this impact by dysregulating the acute inflammatory response, amplifying inflammation and intensifying the cardiorenal syndrome.
Intensive control of blood pressure in older people significantly reduced the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a precursor of early dementia, according to the National Institutes of Health-supported Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition in Decreased Hypertension, or SPRINT MIND.
UAH computer science Ph.D. candidate Truong Xuan Tran and his advisor, UAH associate professor Dr. Ramazan Aygun, have developed an else-tree classifier with the potential to generate zero percent error without overfitting by separating hard-to-classify data as undecided.
Three ultrasound measurements moderately, but significantly, predict successful arteriovenous fistula maturation. Mature fistulas are vital for hemodialysis, but half fail to mature. This information can facilitate decisions by the clinician, like new surgery or abandonment of the fistula.
UAH now offers a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity in addition to its Master of Science in Cybersecurity. Both programs are intended to help address the growing global demand for cybersecurity experts.
Researchers find brain overconnectivity in the unimodal-subcortical connections and brain underconnectivity in the supramodal-subcortical connections for ASD individuals, as compared to a typically developing control group, suggesting a relationship between connectivity and the expression of ASD.
Dr. Pavica Sheldon, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Arts at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), offers insight into the four generations that comprise today's workforce.
Longer life and increased capacity for a new technology battery that could be the workhorse of a renewable energy grid are the goals of a study of the effect of charging cycles on the structure of anodes in sodium ion batteries.
During the month of February, we celebrate Heart Month at Children’s of Alabama by highlighting advancements in care and technology at the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center of Alabama. This partnership between Children’s and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) brings together more than 250 team members who focus solely on the care of children with heart disease. From the time a baby is diagnosed, even before birth, a plan for that child’s care is developed.
Pig heart transplants could potentially save the lives of infants with life-threatening heart diseases.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will launch a new master’s degree in anatomical science this summer to help meet the growing need for anatomists in health care programs and courses.
Researchers have found that, during acute kidney injury in a mouse model, the kidney-resident macrophages are reprogrammed to a developmental state, resembling these same cells when they are found in newborn mice. This reprogramming may be important to promote healing and tissue regeneration.
In an article recently published in JCI Insight, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Vanderbilt University have identified checkpoint inhibitor resistance mechanisms in many solid tumor cancers, including melanoma, lung cancer and breast cancer.
This is the first visual function for incident AMD in older adults with normal macular health and early AMD. Older adults with delayed dark adaptation have a heightened risk for developing AMD within the next few years. Vision in bright light was known to be relatively preserved late into the disease. Night vision is affected much earlier.
Survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma are at an increased risk of developing an entirely new cancer later in life, according to new research published in Cancer — the American Cancer Society’s international peer-reviewed scientific journal — and conducted at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Researchers have found a novel, pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in lungs of patients with COPD. These exosomes from activated neutrophils caused COPD damage when they were instilled into the lungs of healthy mice.
The National Science Foundation released their latest survey of federally financed research expenditures, and five UAH programs continue to be ranked among the top 25 in the nation.
Research published in Immunity describes a mechanism in a mouse model of asthma that supports the hygiene hypothesis — researchers found that infant mice need a higher exposure to a bacterial endotoxin, compared to adult mice, to avoid developing asthma-like reactions to house dust mites.