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From the Dentist’s Office to the Mud Of "Texas Cotton": George Hardy, "Troll 2" Cult-Classic Movie Star and UAB School of Dentistry Graduate, Preps for His Third Sidewalk Film Festival Experience

Alex City, Alabama, dentist George Hardy will star in the premiere of the short film “Texas Cotton” this week at the Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival. Hardy has become an icon among cult-movie enthusiasts for his turn in “Troll 2” and the...
22-Aug-2017 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ROP Screenings Help Save Vision in Premature Infants


A screening program conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital ophthalmologists is helping cut negative outcomes from ROP in infants by half.
21-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

An Opening for Early Detection: What Your Mouth Says About Your Health


Dentists and hygienists see more than just teeth. They can see early signs of certain diseases — often before patients know they have them.
21-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Practical Guide on How to Confront Hate


UAB Institute for Human Rights Director Tina Kempin Reuter provides practical tips for confronting hate and violence.
17-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$2.2 Million Grant Will Extend Distracted Driving Research


The findings from the NIH-funded study will have implications on targeted interventions and policy changes in distracted driving.
17-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How a Nutrient, Glutamine, Can Control Gene Programs in Cells


An intracellular metabolite of glutamine regulates cellular differentiation programs by changing the DNA-binding patterns of a transcription factor and by altering genome interactions. Genome context near the binding sites affects whether the...
11-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Student Journey: Discovering a Love for Materials Engineering After Four Army Tours


Undergraduate summer research fellowships let students pursue their passions. Daniel Craven used a BioBots three-dimensional bioprinter to make small polymer scaffolds that can hold cells for tissue engineering. The scaffolds, less than half an inch...
10-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Small Molecule Inhibitor Prevents or Impedes Tooth Cavities in a Preclinical Model


Researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that is akin to throwing a monkey wrench...
10-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Contact Lens Users: Protect Your Eyes From Heat, Sun and Water This Summer at Home and on the Go


Andrew D. Pucker, O.D., Ph.D., gives tips on safe use of contact lenses, including advice on travel, swimming and UV rays.
14-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Expert Available: Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Damage While Viewing the Eclipse

10-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Damage While Viewing the Eclipse


A UAB optometrist and ophthalmologist provide advice on how to protect your eyes while viewing the solar eclipse.
3-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Helping Your Children Navigate Activities of Interest


Parents who listen to their children’s interests could help them be more successful and well-rounded in their extracurricular activities.
25-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT

A Practical, Politically Feasible Solution to Health Care Reform in America: Starting From Scratch Rather Than Continuing to Build on a Faulty Foundation


25-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT

When Preparing Your Child’s Back-to-School Needs List, Don’t Forget to Include Vaccines

Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.
18-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Larsen C Ice Shelf Collapse: Expert Video and Interview Available, Facebook Live Event 7/14 at 10 A.M. CT

12-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Physician Travels to Africa to Treat Women Who Have Suffered Childbirth Injuries


A UAB obstetric surgeon will lend her skills to African women by treating obstetric fistula, a common complication of childbirth in the developing world that causes incontinence.
10-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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