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2009-08-11 16:28:01

Most older drivers are unaware of the potential impact on driving performance associated with taking medications, according to new research from the Center for Injury Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The findings, released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, indicate that 95 percent of those age 55 and older have one or more medical conditions, 78 percent take one or more medications, and only 28 percent have an awareness of the risks those medications...

2009-07-18 07:59:57

A protein in influenza virus that helps it multiply also damages lung epithelial cells, causing fluid buildup in the lungs, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Southern Research Institute. Publishing online this week in the journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the researchers say the findings give new insight into how flu attacks the lungs and provides targets for new treatments. In severe cases of flu, fluid...

2009-07-06 13:10:00

Patients with atrial fibrillation, common in those with advanced chronic heart failure, have an increased risk of hospitalization due to heart failure, according to new research from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The findings, published in June in the European Heart Journal, also suggest that atrial fibrillation is not associated with an increased risk of death in heart failure patients, contradicting previous assumptions."Our findings show that the presence of...

2009-06-17 20:22:30

Officials at the University of Alabama announced Wednesday the school would appeal sanctions imposed last week by the NCAA. Alabama's athletic program was put on probation for three years and the football program was ordered to forfeit a number of wins from 2005-07 because of widespread violations involving the distribution of textbooks. We appreciate that the committee recognized the isolated nature of this violation as well as UA's immediate and aggressive actions to correct the situation...

2009-06-11 16:41:10

The NCAA Thursday levied a three-year probation on the athletic program at the University of Alabama for numerous rules violations. The collegiate governing body said in a news release that the penalty, which runs through June 10, 2012, includes 201 student-athletes and 16 of the school's 17 sports. The report said 22 athletes intentionally received improper benefits, 14 of whom were in the men's and women's track and field program. The release said impermissible benefits ranged from a low of...

2009-05-07 09:47:05

Contact lenses are great for sight, but do they have an impact on general eye health? Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry are working to answer that question by analyzing tears. Biological changes in the eye can be measured through minor fluctuations in the level of inflammatory proteins called cytokines, which are present in the tear film. Cytokines are strong indicators of overall eye health, especially in contact wearers. For the UAB study,...

2009-04-17 11:35:00

Top Coaching Award Also Earns Alabama Alumni Association a $20,000 Scholarship Grant from Liberty Mutual TUSCALOOSA, Ala., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, not only did he bring a long resume of professional and college football coaching excellence, but he also brought a legacy of civic and charitable giving. And, as the 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year winner, Saban continues that history of community support by announcing he will donate the...

2009-04-09 13:59:01

New Alabama men's basketball Coach Anthony Grant was introduced Thursday at a packed on-campus news conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Grant, 42, left Virginia Commonwealth last month and succeeds Mark Gottfried, who resigned in January. He led the VCU Rams to a 24-10 record, a CAA title and a first-round defeat to UCLA at the 2009 NCAA Tournament. His overall record at VCU was 76-25, with a 45-9 conference mark. In recruiting, we have some needs that we need to meet as a team right now, Grant...

2009-02-24 12:54:56

That first "mini-stroke" may be more of a benign event for women than men, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Yale University. The findings underscore the need to continue researching gender differences in disease prevention and follow-up care. Data show 30 days after a transient ischemic attack (TIA), women are 30 percent less likely to have a stroke, 14 percent less likely to have heart-related problems and 26 percent less likely to die than men of...

2009-02-20 10:06:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX), an Atlanta-based, publicly traded biopharmaceutical company developing human vaccines for diseases caused by HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and other infectious agents, announced the first injections in its Phase 2a Human Clinical Vaccine Trial for its candidate HIV/AIDS vaccine. The trial, designated HVTN 205, is being conducted by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). The HVTN, funded and...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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