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Common blood pressure drug reverses diabetes in mice
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
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
Science in 60 Seconds: Cyclotron!
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
UAB Institutional Promotion Video
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.
Take a Tour of UAB's Campus!
Join UAB TrailBlazer Anna Jones for a tour of the UAB campus.
Teen volunteers get a firsthand look at careers in healthcare
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
New cavity treatment offers no drilling, no filling
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
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
Using fMRI to Look into the Mind of Autism
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
Hotel-style room service at UAB Hospital
Shift to hotel-style room service puts hospital patients in control of their meals
Putting personalized medicine to the test
At the UAB Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute, researchers are translating cutting-edge genetic discoveries into the real world of patient care.
Burn patient finds healing in music therapy
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
The Making of Concrete Hustle
A look behind the scenes at the making of Concrete Hustle with UAB graduate Brian Curtin.
Welcome to campus UAB class of 2020
More than 1,100 student volunteers helped freshmen move in to residence halls on Saturday. Amazing Blazer spirit! Welcome UAB class of 2020!
ROSA robot guides new epilepsy procedure
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
CNN: Light therapy relieves chemo side effects
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
CI Therapy for Aphasia
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.
Computer game helps kids with autism
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
U.S. Air Force and UAB team up to save lives
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.
Street Strider Born at UAB
UAB's Dr. Kraus Describes his latest fitness marvel, the Street Strider.
Cardiologists repair leaky heart valves without open-heart surgery
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.
Marijuana smoke not as damaging to lungs as cigarette smoke
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.
Why choose a Masters in Public Administration?
Learn more at http://www.uab.edu/government ------------------------------------------------------------------- Video Produced By: UAB Digital Media Producer/Editor: Zachary Rogers Videographers: Zachary Rogers, Ande Kral, Anissa Latham-Brown, Duncan McCrary Animations: Bailey Barrow Music: Jacob Richardson For more information about Digital Media: http://uab.edu/digitalmedia http://facebook.com/UABDigitalMedia http://twitter.com/uabdigitalmedia http://instagram.com/uabdigitalmedia
Best places to study at UAB
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
Kudzu as a Cure for Metabolic Syndrome
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
A Holiday Safety Survival Guide From UAB News
"A Holiday Safety Survival Guide" is the third in a series of stories from UAB News about how to handle stress, your diet, finances and safety during the holidays.
New student center is the living room of UAB
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/
BlazerCast for 4/22/2008: Remodeling the Brain
UAB Researchers show the first evidence of actual brain remodeling resulting from rehabilitation therapy
Treating Depression Without Drugs
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
First-of-its-kind tornado panels installed in Alabama home
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.
Coach Bill Clark mic'd up
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
UAB Football partners with Children's Harbor
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
UAB opens new clinic for adult spina bifida patients
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.
Human clinical trial reveals verapamil as an effective Type 1 diabetes therapy
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.
Climbing helmet makes lung transplant possible
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: We Do Higher Education in the Real World: Full video
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
UAB first in U.S. to test new emphysema procedure
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
A sit-down with Sam Hunt
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
ASC and Birmingham Music Club Present Drew Mays
Interview with UAB Ophthalmologist and Concert Pianist Andrew Mays
Toe-thumb transplant gets patient back to doing what he loves
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.
UAB Move in Day, 2015
Student volunteers help freshmen move in to their new residence halls.
Ophelia Johnson awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarship
University of Alabama at Birmingham student Ophelia Johnson has been selected to take part in the highly esteemed Marshall Scholarship program. Johnson is UAB’s second Marshall Scholarship recipient.
UAB does virtual surgery with VIPAAR and Google Glass
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
Determined to honor mother, Kasey Word donates kidney as part of UAB Kidney Chain
Kay Mason was the 25th recipient as part of the UAB Kidney Chain, but complications to her heart during surgery made her extremely sick. With Mrs. Mason facing death, her daughter Kasey Word — who was scheduled to donate a kidney to a stranger in need on her mom's behalf — refused to back out. She was determined to donate her kidney to give someone else a chance at a better, longer life.
UAB Gospel Choir on NBC's Today Show
The Today Show made a stop on UAB's campus June 16, for Al Roker's Lend a Hand trip. The UAB Gospel Choir had a starring role.
Repeat C-Section Before 39 Weeks Raises Risk of ...
Blazercast for January 13, 2009: Women choosing repeat cesarean deliveries and having them at 37 or 38 weeks gestation, without a medical or obstetric indication, are up to two times more likely to have a baby with serious complications, including respiratory distress resulting in mechanical ventilation and NICU admission. For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/7muklc Becomea fan of BlazerCast on Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/BlazerCast/20770581932 Follow us on Twitter at : http://twitter.com/uabnews
Bone marrow donor, recipient meet for the first time
It took a harrowing diagnosis of aplastic anemia, two unsuccessful chemotherapy treatments, 50 blood transfusions, more than 25 platelet injections, almost three years and 4,650 miles before Talladega, Alabama native Jimmy Roberson could meet who he says is his angel here on Earth. Her name is Alina Franke, a 27-year-old Hamburg, Germany native who donated stem cells way back in 2009, all because she hoped to help someone in need one day.