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Common blood pressure drug reverses diabetes in mice
 
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New research conducted at UAB has shown that the common blood pressure drug verapamil completely reverses diabetes in animal models. Now, thanks to a three-year, $2.1 million grant from the JDRF, UAB researchers will begin conducting a potentially groundbreaking clinical trial in 2015 to see if it can do the same in humans. Enrollment info and more details here: http://www.uab.edu/news/innovation/item/5508-in-human-clinical-trial-uab-to-test-drug-shown-to-completely-reverse-diabetes-in-human-islets-mice
How to Become a Forensic Scientist
 
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BlazerCast May 19, 2009: The field of Forensic Science spans many disciplines, with each area requiring a different educational path. UABs Jason Linville, Ph.D. explains the different educational backgrounds needed for investigating crimes in the field or analyzing evidence in the lab. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/cAxHg Become a fan of BlazerCast on Facebook: http://bit.ly/LkaI1 Follow us on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/uabnews
UAB Institutional Promotion Video
 
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UAB students are at the center of Birmingham’s dynamic growth. Whether they’re taking part in innovative learning experiences or launching new businesses, Blazers are always on the move. Learn more about what UAB has to offer at uab.edu.
Science in 60 Seconds: Cyclotron!
 
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Find out how a cyclotron works, and what makes UAB's new cyclotron unique among U.S. academic medical centers. Learn more at http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/cyclotron
Take a Tour of UAB's Campus!
 
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Join UAB TrailBlazer Anna Jones for a tour of the UAB campus.
Teen volunteers get a firsthand look at careers in healthcare
 
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UAB Hospital's teenage volunteers get a rare chance to learn about careers in healthcare this summer. Volunteers are on duty for four weeks, answering the phones, handling paperwork, filling supply orders and sometimes a bit more. Read more bit.ly/1aTwrY0
Hotel-style room service at UAB Hospital
 
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Shift to hotel-style room service puts hospital patients in control of their meals
The Making of Concrete Hustle
 
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A look behind the scenes at the making of Concrete Hustle with UAB graduate Brian Curtin.
Welcome to campus UAB class of 2020
 
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More than 1,100 student volunteers helped freshmen move in to residence halls on Saturday. Amazing Blazer spirit! Welcome UAB class of 2020!
Putting personalized medicine to the test
 
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At the UAB Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute, researchers are translating cutting-edge genetic discoveries into the real world of patient care.
Using fMRI to Look into the Mind of Autism
 
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BlazerCast for April 7, 2009: UAB's Rajesh Kana, Ph.D. is using fMRI to learn why people with autism have difficulty understanding the thoughts and feelings of others. Become a fan of BlazerCast on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/BlazerCast/20770581932 Follow us on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/uabnews
ROSA robot guides new epilepsy procedure
 
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The ROSA robot is helping physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham detect the source of seizures in patients with epilepsy. ROSA offers patients, and their physicians, a unique advantage over traditional surgical approaches: it can do the job with a lot of little holes as opposed to the one very large opening that has been used up to this point. More on this story: http://bit.ly/1D9pQIU
New cavity treatment offers no drilling, no filling
 
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A new clinical trial at the UAB School of Dentistry offers patients a no drill, no fill cavity treatment.
New Gunsight Improves Marksmanship With Intuitive Aim
 
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BlazerCast for December 15, 2009: A University of Alabama at Birmingham Vision Science Research Center investigator who also is an expert marksman has found a more intuitive way to aim a pistol. Associate Professor Timothy Kraft, Ph.D., has developed a new gunsight design that relies on subconscious ability. Opti-sight, a UAB-protected innovation, updates a pistol-aiming device that has remained unchanged for more than a century. Opti-sight promises to reduce the time law enforcement, professional and amateur shooters need for target practice to improve marksmanship. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/7w4IAo Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/uabnews Become a fan of BlazerCast on Facebook: http://bit.ly/16MSDO
U.S. Air Force and UAB team up to save lives
 
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They are members of a United States Air Force Special Ops Surgical Team-Special Ops Critical Care Evacuation Team (SOST-SOCCET in military shorthand) with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron at Hurlburt Field in Florida, led by Lt. Col. Jon Winkler, M.D., a trauma surgeon and the team commander. But rather than being stationed at a stateside Air Force base where most military hospitals are primary care facilities, this team is helping create a new definition of readiness -- they're also full-fledged members of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Level I trauma center, where more than 3,000 patients are seen each year with injuries -- from car wrecks, accidents or crime -- that mimic what the team would see in battle.
Burn patient finds healing in music therapy
 
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Emotional and physical healing can come from a simple song that masks the pain, according to Markeyla Williams, 22, a patient at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Williams never knew the power that music would play in healing during such a traumatic time of her life. Read more: http://www.uab.edu/news/health/item/9521
Marijuana smoke not as damaging to lungs as cigarette smoke
 
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Using marijuana carries legal risks, but the consequences of occasionally lighting up do not include long-term loss of lung function, according to a new study by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers published in the Jan. 11, 2012, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
CNN: Light therapy relieves chemo side effects
 
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Technology developed by NASA for growing plants on the space shuttle proved effective in reducing and healing painful mouth sores and inflammation caused by traditional treatments for cancer patients in a clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cardiologists repair leaky heart valves without open-heart surgery
 
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Read story here: http://bit.ly/YJThWy Louise Calhoun's replacement mitral heart valve kept her from walking more than a few feet before needing to rest, UAB cardiologists used a minimally invasive procedure to repair the leaks and give Calhoun back her independence.
Best places to study at UAB
 
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It's time for finals at UAB, and one of our students reveals her favorite places to study — and why. https://www.uab.edu/news/campus/item/8953-student-finds-best-places-to-study-during-finals
CI Therapy for Aphasia
 
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Wilmer Poyner has always been a pretty outgoing fellow. You don't spend 50 years in the life insurance business without spending a lot of time talking to people. So the stroke he suffered in June of 2009 was especially devastating because it robbed him of one of his most cherished assets -- the ability to communicate.
Why choose a Masters in Public Administration?
 
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Kudzu as a Cure for Metabolic Syndrome
 
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Blazercast for September 15, 2009: Researchers at UAB have found that an extract taken from the root of the South's ubiquitous kudzu plant holds potential the to relieve the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Become a fan of BlazerCast on Facebook: http://bit.ly/16MSDO Follow UAB on Twitter: http://twitter.com/uabnews
UAB does virtual surgery with VIPAAR and Google Glass
 
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A University of Alabama at Birmingham surgical team has performed one of the first surgeries using a virtual augmented reality technology from VIPAAR in conjunction with Google Glass. Read more here http://bit.ly/Ht2EZz
Computer game helps kids with autism
 
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Children with autism spectrum disorders are better able to recognize faces, facial expressions and emotions with the help of an interactive computer-software program called FaceSay, according to newly published research from psychologists at UAB. Read more: uab.edu/​news
UAB first in U.S. to test new emphysema procedure
 
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A patient at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) became the first person in America to undergo an investigational therapy for emphysema that uses a foam sealant sprayed into the lungs. On Oct. 29, 2012, Perry Waldrop, 55, of Cullman, Ala., was treated in a late-stage clinical trial of the AeriSeal System. The therapy, approved for use in parts of Europe and Israel, is undergoing investigation in the United States as a potential method of reducing lung volume in patients with severe emphysema. Read story here: http://bit.ly/VwnUlg
Human clinical trial reveals verapamil as an effective Type 1 diabetes therapy
 
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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Diabetes Center have discovered a safe and effective novel therapy to reduce insulin requirements and hypoglycemic episodes in adult subjects with recent onset Type 1 diabetes by promoting the patient’s own beta cell function and insulin production — the first such discovery to target diabetes in this manner.
A sit-down with Sam Hunt
 
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When he graduated from UAB in 2008, he was known as Sam Hunt, UAB Blazers quarterback. Today he’s the Sam Hunt, award-winning, chart-topping singer-songwriter. Read more here: https://www.uab.edu/news/student-experience/item/8590-singer-sam-hunt-celebrates-his-days-as-a-blazer
Coach Bill Clark mic'd up
 
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UAB Football Head Coach Bill Clark gets mic'd up for practice as he prepares for UAB's season opener against Troy. Hear more from Coach Clark about the upcoming season.http://bit.ly/1tJEPkZ Get tickets to UAB football at http://www.uabsports.com/ #CUSAFB
Climbing helmet makes lung transplant possible
 
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Medical professionals at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) took a new technology, added some ingenuity, inventiveness and a plastic helmet, and enabled a 29-year-old cystic fibrosis patient to get a life-saving lung transplant.
UAB opens new clinic for adult spina bifida patients
 
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Once upon a time — not so very long ago — there were few doctors outside the ranks of pediatricians who treated adults with cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome or spina bifida. That's because there were few adult patients with those congenital conditions. Most died in childhood or in their teen years. Very few survived to adulthood. That has changed. Advances in science and medicine have led to dramatic increases in life span for patients with these conditions. Within the past few years, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has opened adult clinics for cystic fibrosis and Down syndrome. The most recent adult-transition clinic is for adult patients with spina bifida.
Training Nurses with High Fidelity Mannequins
 
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BlazerCast for December 30, 2008: Students at The UAB School of Nursing are training for high pressure situations on High Fidelity Mannequins. Become a fan of BlazerCast on Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/BlazerCast/20770581932 Get the latest news from UAB by following us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/uabnews
ArtPlay teens present staged reading of "Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963"
 
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The talented teens of ArtPlay's Make It Happen Performing Ensemble joined forces with older performers and Project1Voice to present a staged reading of "Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963." The play, written by Christina Ham, was presented Feb. 3, at UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. It was brought to Birmingham by Project1Voice, founded by Birmingham native and New York City-based actor and producer Erich McMillan-McCall.
First-of-its-kind tornado panels installed in Alabama home
 
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With the 2011 Alabama tornado catastrophe still lingering in the minds of many, University of Alabama at Birmingham research has led to the creation of new technology designed to help save lives in a natural disaster.
New dorm, student center to greet students in 2015
 
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Two major construction projects at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are nearing completion, giving the campus an updated look for the upcoming fall 2015 semester. For more info go to: uab.edu/news
UAB: We Do Higher Education in the Real World: Full video
 
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No college bubble here. No gated entrances. No, we do higher education in the real world. The invitation is for you, too. Will you join us where the city is your classroom? Learn more at http://go.uab.edu/learnmore
Toe-thumb transplant gets patient back to doing what he loves
 
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Cary Ramey's life almost ended two summers ago in an August car crash. His hand was pinned under the car and his thumb and index finger were crushed. Two years later, Ramey decided to have a rare surgery where UAB surgeon Dr. James Long transplanted the second toe from Ramey's right foot into the thumb position on his left hand in a 13-hour surgery Aug. 24.
Treating Depression Without Drugs
 
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BlazerCast for June 29, 2010: UAB is the first medical provider in the state to offer a new, cutting-edge treatment for depression. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or rTMS, is the first and only device of its kind to be cleared for the treatment of depression by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The non-invasive device delivers highly focused, MRI-strength magnetic pulses to a particular area of the brain that is linked to depression. It is indicated for patients with depression who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication. For more information, please visit http://main.uab.edu/Sites/MediaRelations/articles/77763/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/uabnews Become a fan of BlazerCast on Facebook: http://bit.ly/16MSDO
BlazerCast for 4/22/2008: Remodeling the Brain
 
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UAB Researchers show the first evidence of actual brain remodeling resulting from rehabilitation therapy
ASC and Birmingham Music Club Present Drew Mays
 
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Interview with UAB Ophthalmologist and Concert Pianist Andrew Mays
UAB Move in Day, 2015
 
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Student volunteers help freshmen move in to their new residence halls.
Rare partnership with China gives adoptive families an advantage
 
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Waiting to adopt a child internationally can be an exciting time for an expectant family, and it can also be laced with apprehension. A partnership of the University of Alabama at Birmingham International Adoption Clinic at Children's South, Lifeline Children's Services and the Chinese government helped answer many of Hailston's questions. Only a handful of adoption agencies in the United States have this type of agreement with China.
UAB Football partners with Children's Harbor
 
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An improbable ending to UAB Football’s Homecoming game was the media highlight, but it was the families the team was playing for who gave it extra meaning. http://www.uab.edu/news/campus/item/8849-more-than-a-game-the-lasting-impact-of-uab-football-s-partnership-with-children-s-harbor
New student center is the living room of UAB
 
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With 162,000 square feet of space for student activities, gatherings and services, the Hill Student Center will provide meeting, conference and auditorium space; student organization spaces; upgraded dining facilities including Full Moon Bar-B-Que, Mein Bowl, Starbucks and soon-to-be-open Panera Bread; http://www.uab.edu/studentaffairs/studentcenter/
UAB baseball team helps Mississippi family cope with loss of father, husband
 
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Young boy loses his dad, but finds many father figures on UAB's baseball team. Learn more about UAB's Kidney Chain at: http://www.uab.edu/kidneychain/
Helping Parkinson's Patients Speak Clearly
 
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BlazerCast for March 3, 2009: Speech Language Pathologist Jamie Wade discusses what can be done to help patients increase their clarity. Become a fan of BlazerCast on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/BlazerCast/20770581932 Follow us on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/uabnews
Two families share joy and pain after rare double-lung and heart transplant
 
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Courtney Harris died unexpectedly Nov. 8, 2015, and Angelynn Luckado is alive today because Courtney made the decision to be an organ donor when she got her driver’s license more than nine years ago — and because Allen and her parents honored that wish.
Dr. Dwight Rouse on Progesterone and Preterm Labor
 
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Dr. Dwight Rouse discusses the ability of Progesterone to prevent pre-term labor.
An outcast no longer
 
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Atak Yai, a freshman soccer player for the Blazers, is making new friends and just hanging out even though he's the topic of more campus conversation than the usual freshman. Yai is the subject of the 2010-11 UAB Discussion Book Outcasts United, by Birmingham native Warren St. John. Meet Atak in this week's BlazerCast.