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Newswise: High Blood Pressure May Not Always Appear in Blood Pressure Readings at Doctor’s Office
Released: 4-Mar-2019 4:40 PM EST
High Blood Pressure May Not Always Appear in Blood Pressure Readings at Doctor’s Office
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

Newswise: Environmental justice begins with awareness, advocacy
Released: 4-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
Environmental justice begins with awareness, advocacy
University of Alabama Huntsville

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.

Newswise: High-fat diet and age alter gut microbes and immune response, causing inflamed state in heart failure
Released: 1-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
High-fat diet and age alter gut microbes and immune response, causing inflamed state in heart failure
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

Newswise: An antiviral gel may prevent genital herpes in women
Released: 28-Feb-2019 3:25 PM EST
An antiviral gel may prevent genital herpes in women
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers examined the effect of vaginal tenofovir 1 percent gel use on the risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2.

Newswise: University-hosted sites carry out statewide initiative to elevate K-12 STEM instruction
Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
University-hosted sites carry out statewide initiative to elevate K-12 STEM instruction
University of Alabama Huntsville

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.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Southern Research teams with UAB to launch 3 pilot studies
Southern Research

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.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Outreach effort introduces North Alabama high school students to thinking entrepreneurially
University of Alabama Huntsville

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.

Newswise: Robust and specific gene regulation tool developed for primary brain neurons
19-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Robust and specific gene regulation tool developed for primary brain neurons
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.


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