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Gambia takes on as National Program UAB project to abolish FGM

The Government of the Republic of The Gambia has decided to create a National Programme based on the "Initiation without Mutilation" project (Iniciaci sense mutilaci), directed by UAB researcher Adriana Kaplan, financed by Fundaci "la Caixa", and managed by the Institute of Primary Care Research I...

Cell phones dangerous for child pedestrians, UAB study finds

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Children who talk on cell phones while crossing streets are at a higher risk for injuries or death in a pedestrian accident, said psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in a new study that will appear in the February issue of Pediatrics . "Cell phones ...

Students from UAB and UPC will experiment under microgravity conditions at the ESA

A group of postgraduate students belonging to the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (UAB) were chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to design and carry out a scientific experiment under microgravity conditions. They will be monitoring how interactio...

Adult Down Syndrome Clinic Opened at UAB

UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) has opened one of the few clinics in the nation dedicated to providing services to adult patients with Down Syndrome. Because of improvements in diagnosis, treatment and management of the condition while young, Down Syndrome patients are now routinely livi...

Atrial fibrillation linked to increased hospitalization in heart failure patients

...iously suggested, but did increase the risk of hospitalization due to worsening heart failure," said Mustafa Ahmed, M.D., a physician-scientist at the uab American Board of Internal Medicine Research Pathway Program and the study's lead investigator. Atrial fibrillation is a condition with irregular ...

UAB researchers draft 3-D protein map to aid stroke, cancer research

...coordinates, biological structures and other data, uab researchers focused on a protein called acid-sensi...nnel," said Yawar Qadri, a graduate student in the uab Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the st...r growth and improving other biological disorders. uab researchers wanted to simplify the search for non-...

Medical Study Establishes First-Ever Long-Term Benefits for Macular Degeneration Sufferers Using Macular Health Vitamin Supplement

...ve the vision of millions of aging adults suffering from AMD. The second phase of the Multifocal Electroretinogram (MERG) study, conducted at the uab Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, recently revealed that patients suffering from AMD experienced long-term benefits from taking...

Cottonseed-based drug shows promise in treating severe brain cancer

...cians. In clinical tests, AT-101 halted the cancer's progression in many of the 56 patients, said John Fiveash, M.D., an associate professor in the uab Department of Radiation Oncology and the lead researcher on the new study. Despite undergoing other treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy and...

UAB wins $6.4 million nonprofit grant to fight aggressive breast cancer

...mmon in young African-American and Hispanic women. uab scientists also plan to explore ways to better pre...opment of new and more effective treatments," said uab Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and project...his grant is important recognition for the work of uab scientists and clinicians, and it reflects on our ...

VA/UAB study looks at functional decline in older patients after hospitalization

...ping older adults regain lost functional ability after hospitalization, say researchers with the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center and uab (University of Alabama at Birmingham). In findings published in March in the Annals of Internal Medicine , researchers found that patients hospitaliz...

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UAB in Biological News

CSIC and UAB will build the most advanced superconductor cable for electricity network

This release is available in Spanish . The SUPERCABLE project, jointly presented by the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), at the UAB Research Park, the UAB Department of Physics and the company Nexans, received the NOVARE Prize in Energy Efficiency from the Span...

Discoveries by UAB and Florida scientists may help transplanted organs survive longer

Scientists may have found a way to dramatically slow organ transplant rejection by as much as several years. That's the promising implication of an animal study carried out by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the University of Florida (UF) published in today's (Ma...

UAB students' Nintendo Wii CPR earns American Heart Association support

... spring semester for their senior project." The uab team worked on the Wii CPR project for its Design ...chnology, the American Heart Association contacted uab to offer the education grant, Rogers said. "The...o the masses," Rogers said. When completed, the uab Wii CPR program will become available on the Ameri...

UAB study reveals bone coupling factor key to skeletal health

...or the first time, we've identified TGF beta-1 is a coupling mechanism for bone resorption and bone formation," said Xu Cao, Ph.D., a professor in the uab Department of Pathology and the study's senior author. "Osteoporosis, Paget's bone disease, Camurati-Engelmann disease, and many more, all involve a b...

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona researchers first to clone mice in Spain

...ss The cloning of the mice forms part of a research which scientists at uab are carrying out to discover new ways of improving the efficiency of the cl...mouse cloning, raising it to 5%. Studies carried out by researchers at uab can not only be applied to reproductive cloning of animal models; they can ...

UAB space freezers deemed a success

...six hours to reach the target temperature of minus 95 degrees Celsius, said uab project coordinator Josh Dunn. Just as the first GLACIER returns with it... of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract awarded to the uab biophysical center in 2005. ...

UAB's Lisa Guay-Woodford earns top international nephrology prize

...id. Guay-Woodford is a professor of genetics at uab and her research focuses on the molecular genetic ...rics and cell biology. Guay-Woodford joined the uab faculty in 1994 and was named director of the Inherited Renal Disorders Clinic at uab and Children's Hospital in 1995. In 1997, as a res...

HIV adapts to 'escape' immune response

...been evolving to a greater or lesser degree according to inherited factors controlling immune response," said Richard Kaslow, M.D., a professor in the uab School of Public Health and a co-author of the study. "If HIV adapts differently in genetically distinct hosts, the challenge ahead in vaccine design ...

Repeat C-section before 39 weeks raises risk of neonatal illness

...piratory distress resulting in mechanical ventilation and NICU admission. uab researchers, led by Alan T.N. Tita, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the uab Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine...

Musculoskeletal center wins $2.2 million for drug safety

... autoimmune disorders. The award will allow the uab CERTs to pinpoint which biologics have potential s...s, said Kenneth Saag, M.D., M.Sc., director of the uab CERTs and a professor in the Division of Clinical ...ices. AHRQ awarded the $2.2 million to UAB. The uab CERTs is one of only 14 such centers in the nation...

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UAB in Biological Technology

NIH funds support UAB joint replacement research

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Newly announced National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding will expand the reach of ongoing University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) research into a unique nanostructured coating to improve the performance and longevity of total joint replacement components. The broadened UAB r...

A new material could act as a nanofridge for microchips

...as maintain a high level of electrical conductivity, which is needed to obtain high thermoelectric efficiency. In this project, researchers of the uab Department of Physics and the Barcelona Institute of Materials Science (ICMAB-CSIC) have worked together to develop a new material based on supernets ...

Researchers create the first thermal nanomotor in the world

... This release is available in Spanish . Researchers from the uab Research Park have created the first nanomotor that is propelled by changes in temperature. A carbon nanotube is capable of transporting cargo and rot...

Three Astex Drug Candidates to be Presented at the 2007 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

...in the treatment of a wide range of life-threatening haematological diseases. Together with investigators from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the uab Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are reporting for the first time that one of these, AT9283, has already shown early signs of clinical efficacy as a si...
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