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Sepsis, sepsis prevention, Infection, hospital mortality, Leading cause of death

Study Highlights Risks of Sepsis

A new study from researchers at UAB analyzing three different methods for characterizing sepsis has helped to illustrate the risk of death or severe illness attributable to the condition. The study is one the most comprehensive studies of the burden of sepsis in the United States.

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Nephropathy, IgA Nephropathy, glomerulonephritis, Autoimmunity, genomewide-association study, O-glycosylation

Genetic Clues to Kidney Disease Uncovered

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Using international genomic studies backed by proof-of-concept cell experiments, researchers have identified two genes that contribute to the chronic kidney disease glomerulonephritis.

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Pedestrian, Pedestrian Accidents, pedestrian fatalities, pedestrian safety , Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Simulator , Virtual Reality Applications, google cardboard

UAB Professor Uses Latest Virtual Reality Technology to Improve Access to Pedestrian Safety Education

A new mobile virtual reality system helps children learn to cross streets safely.

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Heart Attack, Cardiovacular Disease, CVD prevention, CVD risk, Genetics

Why Heart Attacks Can Happen to Anyone

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A heart attack can happen even if to those who are relatively young and fit, and genetics can play a role.

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Braces, Orthodontic Braces, Orthodontics, clear aligner, invisalign, UAB School of Dentistry, Clinical Trial, Dentist, Dentistry

New Braces Clinical Trial Sheds Metal Brackets

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Inflatable braces? A new clinical trial at the UAB School of Dentistry is hoping to make metal braces a thing of the past.

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cyber attacks, Cybersecurity, cybersecurity and innovation, Neuroimaging, fMRI, EEG, Electroencephalography, eye tracking

Research Examines Susceptibility to Cyberattacks Through Brain Activity, Eye Gaze

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UAB doctoral student Ajaya Neupane awarded highly competitive $50,000 fellowship to continue research using neuroimaging devices to examine internet users’ susceptibility to cyberattacks.

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Prostate Cancer, Androgen Deprivation Therapy, Endostatin, Glucocorticoid Receptor, Androgen Receptor, Oxidative Stress, r, reactive oxygen species (ROS)

Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Cell Growth Impeded by Endostatin

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Endostatin, a naturally occurring protein in humans, can significantly decrease proliferation of castration-resistant prostate cells in culture, and researchers describe the physiological pathways and signaling evoked by endostatin.

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Climate Change, Environment, Antarctic, Antarctica, Antarctica Research, Glacier, Glacier erosion, Global Warming, Global Warming And The Environment, Global Warming Climate Change, Global Warming Research, Climate change and politics

Op Ed: Climate Change Is Evident in Antarctica

Jim McClintock, Ph.D., author of Lost Antarctica and endowed university professor of polar and marine biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, provides thoughts on the visible signs of glaciers disintegrating in real-time in Antarctica.

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REGARDS, REGARDS study, Sickle Cell, sickle cell trait, Sickle Cell Research, sickle cell disease organ failure, Kidney Failure, Dialysis, dialysis blood tests, Public Health

Sickle Cell Gene Linked to Elevated Risk of Kidney Failure in UAB Study

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New data from the REGARDS study show that blacks with the sickle cell trait are more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis.

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UAB to Launch Statewide Genetics Initiative for Better Health for All Alabama Residents

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UAB has launched the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative in partnership with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in one of the nation’s first statewide efforts to harness the power of genomic analysis to improve overall health.







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