Although unproven, this novel sickle cell therapy serves as a potential cure. More measures need to be taken to determine long-term function and organ improvement.
17-Dec-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
Could superheroes make children participate in more dangerous play time? A UAB graduate research assistant is conducting a study to see whether superheroes could be related to adolescent injuries.
22-Nov-2021 5:55 PM EST Add to Favorites
UAB’s Julie Kanter, M.D., says statewide surveillance programs for sickle cell disease can help facilitate progress to improve outcomes.
29-Oct-2021 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites
About three-quarters of people were consistently honest, telling between zero and two lies per day. By contrast, a small subset of people averaged more than six lies per day and accounted for a sizable proportion of the lies, says researcher Timothy...
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The study, from UAB’s Institute for Arts in Medicine, shows that learning tricks in a magic camp can boost feelings of self-esteem and confidence in children and adolescents with disabilities.
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In grateful recognition of a transformational $95 million lead gift from longtime University of Alabama at Birmingham supporter Marnix E. Heersink, M.D., the UAB School of Medicine will now be named the UAB Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine.
29-Sep-2021 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Health Promoting Universities are an international community that aspires to transform the health and sustainability of current and future societies, strengthen communities, and contribute to the well-being of people, places and the planet.
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Arnoldo Vasquez Hernandez was pinned under an oak tree that fell on his house during a tornado in January 2021, requiring a rare, in-the-field amputation. After being fitted for a prosthetic leg, he is now able to take his first steps in nearly five...
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Clinical psychologist Aaron Fobian, Ph.D., has developed a therapy for this debilitating condition that she is now testing in a major NIH-sponsored clinical trial.
21-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST
Lizzy Davis with the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences shares the science of how to make your Thanksgiving worth gobbling up.
“Many people think that they don’t have the skills to be a good cook, but cooking is science,” Davis said.
19-Nov-2021 10:15 AM EST
UAB’s Jessica Grayson, M.D., clears the confusion on how to tell COVID-19 from other respiratory illnesses.
30-Sep-2021 2:40 PM EDT
UAB’s Adam Baumgarten, M.D., shares more on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for men.
23-Sep-2021 2:05 PM EDT
UAB’s Megan Hays, Ph.D., shares how to overcome common negative thinking traps by using cognitive behavioral therapy.
31-Aug-2021 8:15 AM EDT
Two nutrition researchers at UAB claim that hunger cues go well beyond your stomach’s rumbling and grumbling — it has more to do with your overall mindfulness.
27-Aug-2021 12:05 PM EDT
For anyone experiencing changes in vision, a comprehensive eye exam is essential. However, because the changes related to cataracts can be slow and subtle, it is better not to wait until your sight is significantly affected.
8-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
UAB experts explain some of the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
11-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT