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AHA Awards UAB a $3.7 Million Grant to Further Generational Obesity Research


A multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.
24-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Addressing Stigma, Coping Behaviors and Mechanisms in Persons Living with HIV Could Lead to Better Health Outcomes


UAB researchers develop a conceptual framework to help progress the care of people living with HIV by looking at ways to pursue better engagement in care.
24-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surgeons Perform Alabama’s First Transplant in Which Cadaver Liver Is “Kept Alive” Outside Body


A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether a machine that pumps warm, oxygenated blood in cadaver kidneys can improve quality of the organ prior to transplant.
20-Apr-2017 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Breast Cancer Survivors Walking on Thin Air

A new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.
20-Apr-2017 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Focus on Alzheimer’s Disease Shifts to Prevention


UAB physicians say prevention, not cure, may be the key to coping with the rising incidence of Alzheimer's disease. New imaging techniques, coupled with a better understanding of the disease, provide new hope.
11-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nuclear Transfer of Mitochondrial DNA in Colon and Rectal Cancer


Patients with colon and rectal cancer have somatic insertions of mitochondrial DNA into the nuclear genomes of the cancer cells, UAB researchers report. In a companion paper, they describe a molecular tool to rapidly detect and analyze insertion of...
6-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Creates Triple-Threat Cancer-Fighting Polymer Capsules for Guided Drug Delivery


Chemists have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery. They combine three traits: good imaging contrast with low-power ultrasound, stable packaging of the cancer drug doxorubicin, and ability to trigger drug...
30-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Journal: Researchers Can Track Hazardous Chemicals From Fast-Food Wrappers in the Body

Just one month after major research findings showed dangerous PFAS present in more than one-third of fast food packaging tested, UAB and Notre Dame created a new technique to track PFASs in the body.
29-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Infertility: A Q&A with a Fertility Specialist


More than 1 million married women ages 15-44 across the United States are infertile. Janet McLaren Bouknight, M.D., offers insight on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples trying to conceive.
24-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Forecasting the Future of Genomics


21-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Adolescent Puberty, When and Why She Should See a Gynecologist


A UAB OB/GYN discusses when and why an adolescent female should see a gynecologist.
4-Apr-2017 4:25 PM EDT

Expert Opinion: Beware the Stampede on Reducing Opioids

As a physician, I urge caution as we cut back opioids
30-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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.
10-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST

How to Keep an Infant Safe While Flying: Plan Ahead, Think Ahead, Go Ahead


3-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST

Expert Available to Talk About Heart Attacks Associated with Spring Daylight Saving Time.


27-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

Pro-Vaccine Expert Available- It's Safe, Effective and SAVES LIVES

11-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

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