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2013-05-03 23:17:09

The Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. attorney says his firm strives to provide the latest information to parents of children with cerebral palsy, including advances in treatment outlined in a new study. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 David J. Pritchard, a Chicago lawyer who represents birth injury victims and their families throughout Illinois, said he was encouraged by new research showing the benefits of physical therapy for cerebral palsy patients. The study by researchers from the...

2013-04-18 23:04:31

Company is a Finalist for Attendance Enterprise Deployments at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Ash Grove Concrete Companies. Livonia, Michigan (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 InfoTronics, the Livonia, Michigan-based developer of time and attendance software systems, is pleased to announce that deployments of its Attendance Enterprise employee time and attendance system at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Ash Grove Concrete Companies were recognized as finalists in the...

2013-04-04 16:24:17

XF Technology Brings New Perspective to Cancer Metabolism BILLERICA, Mass., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, the world leader in instruments and assay kits for measuring cell metabolism announces travel award recipients who will present data generated using XF technology at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013. Kate M. Bailey, Ph.D., candidate in the lab of Robert J. Gillies, Ph.D., at the H. Lee...

2013-03-11 12:24:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, AL today announced the call for nominations for the annual Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene. Proventix created the Lathem Award to recognize physicians worldwide who demonstrate excellence and leadership in hand hygiene. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120322/CL74529 ) Hand hygiene compliance is widely accepted as the most effective means of reducing the occurrence of...

2013-01-03 04:20:31

PHILADELPHIA, January 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The editorial leadership of The American Journal of Pathology (AJP) passed to the direction of esteemed neuropathologist Kevin A. Roth, M.D., Ph.D. on January 1, 2013. Dr. Roth holds the Robert and Ruth Anderson Endowed Chair in Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Involved in experimental pathology research for nearly 30 years, he published his first paper in AJP while an M.D., Ph.D. student at Stanford...

2012-10-22 07:32:57

Facebook donates recovered money to UAB cybercrime group Read this and download a photo at uab.edu/news BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a $250,000 donation from Facebook in recognition of the center's role in tracking international criminals behind social-media botnet Koobface as well as other spammers. The donation, which comes from money...

2012-04-24 02:30:43

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation announced the launch of Cities for Life in Birmingham, Ala., a community-based diabetes management program anchored in family medicine. With nearly 26 million people living with diabetes in the U.S. and with one in three Alabamians born after 2000 developing diabetes during their lifetime, Cities for Life, supported by Sanofi US, will work with community groups to create an...

2012-03-17 00:13:46

UAB researchers developed a new vehicle to release proteins with therapeutic effects. The vehicles are known as "bacteria inclusion bodies", stable insoluble nanoparticles which are found normally in recombinant bacteria. Even though these inclusion bodies traditionally have been an obstacle in the industrial production of soluble enzymes and biodrugs, they were recently recognised to have large amounts of functional proteins with direct values in industrial and biomedical applications....

Cigarettes More Damaging To Lungs Than Marijuana
2012-01-11 09:21:32

A new study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that the lung capacity of marijuana smokers is not diminished by regular toking, even among those who smoked once or twice a week, reports Genevra Pittman for Reuters Health. This disproves one of the major concerns about marijuana - that smoking it must be just as risky as lighting up a cigarette. Only those who smoked 20 or more joints a month saw a negative impact on the pulmonary system. However...

2011-11-21 09:32:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System became the first medical center in the world last week to utilize intrafraction motion review (IMR), or "triggered imaging," to continually monitor tumor location during radiosurgery for lung cancer. IMR, which is a unique capability of the TrueBeam(TM) linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) enables visual verification that a tumor is being properly targeted....