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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...

2009-02-03 15:05:11

Exposure to second-hand smoke and alcohol significantly raises the risk of liver disease, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).The finding adds to mounting evidence that tobacco smoke and alcohol are worse for health as a combination, beyond the individual exposure risks, said Shannon Bailey, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAB Department of Environmental Health Sciences and a co-lead author on the study.The study is published in the journal Free...

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2009-01-27 07:30:00

Although mom and dad think they are keeping kids safer with cell phones, they need to be aware of a new finding: Kids who talk on a cell phone are more likely to step into traffic.  The research from University of Alabama researchers highlights how important it is for parents to teach kids about cell phone safety while they're out walking around. Children need to be aware that they should end phone conversations before they step up to the curb and prepare to step into traffic, says...

2009-01-26 16:45:04

Alabama men's basketball Coach Mark Gottfried quit Monday with more than two years left on his multimillion-dollar contract. Assistant coach Phillip Pearson was named interim head coach to finish out the season and will make his debut Thursday at Arkansas. Director of Athletics Mal Moore said in a statement that he accepted the resignation. I respect Mark's decision and will begin immediately working on a permanent replacement, Moore said. I agreed with him that it is in the best interests of...