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2011-01-26 09:40:00

A city that rarely sees snowfall, Huntsville, Ala, was blanketed the evening of Jan 9 under several inches of snow following a winter storm that also produced a rare "thundersnow" or lightning flashes.

2010-12-13 13:08:56

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have pinpointed a protein that compromises the kidney's filtering ability, causing nephrotic syndrome, and demonstrated that a naturally occurring precursor of an acid in the body offers potential for treating some forms of the condition.

2010-11-25 08:14:40

Fighting obesity may not be as clear cut as eating right and exercising.

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2010-11-24 09:31:34

Researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Alabama have discovered one reason why sharks are such great hunters--flexible scales that allow them to change direction without having to slow down.

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2010-11-18 06:25:00

A quick blast of radio waves to the nerves of the kidneys can help control high blood pressure in patients who do not respond to conventional treatment.

2010-11-04 10:57:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) proves that the right kind of brain training can produce cognitive improvements that transfer to real-world skills.

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2010-09-23 06:25:00

The parasite that causes the most deadly strain of malaria in humans appears to have originally crossed the species barrier from gorillas.

2010-09-03 13:03:30

Cigarette smoke shuts off a key enzyme in airways that regulates the body's response to inflammation.

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2010-06-10 09:20:21

A new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) confirms the relationship between depression and abdominal obesity, which has been linked to an increased risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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2010-05-29 07:45:00

Finding a tick usually involves a squeamish self-examination. Now there's a new way to find the pesky, disease-laden critters called -- via satellite!


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.