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2009-12-31 07:00:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the University of Alabama's bid to the 2010 Bowl Championship Series with a special "University of Alabama Fan Day," inviting California-bound Crimson Tide and alumni to enjoy a day of special events and theme park adventures at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. A highlight of the day will feature a dynamic performance by the University of Alabama Marching band, the...

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2009-12-18 12:45:00

A 57 percent increase in spectrum-disorder cases is dramatic Autism and related development disorders are becoming more common, with a prevalence rate approaching 1 percent among American 8-year-olds, according to new data from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study is a partnership between UAB, the CDC and 10 other U.S. research sites. It shows that one in 110 American...

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2009-12-18 09:25:00

It's a given that many children will ask their parents for cell phones this Christmas. Now, a recent study by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) sociologist Shelia Cotten, Ph.D., finds that the way the kids will use their new phones depends on their gender. In a study of nearly 1,000 middle-school students, students were asked to rate the different ways they use their cell phone on a five-point scale, from zero meaning "Never" to 5 meaning "Several Times a Day." The study found that...

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2009-12-18 09:15:00

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have discovered that restricting consumption of glucose, the most common dietary sugar, can extend the life of healthy human-lung cells and speed the death of precancerous human-lung cells, reducing cancer's spread and growth rate. The research has wide-ranging potential in age-related science, including ways in which calorie-intake restriction can benefit longevity and help prevent diseases like cancer that have been linked to...

2009-12-12 12:30:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Four nominees have been announced for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year award, and only the fan votes will determine the top college football player in the nation. In the only collegiate national player of the year award determined solely by the fans, University of Alabama running back Mark Ingram, University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, University of Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and University of Florida quarterback Tim...

2009-12-11 11:26:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated the opening of the new PoWeR Innovations Research facility on the campus of University of Alabama in Huntsville, Ala, on Dec. 9. The facility is part of a collaborative effort designed to develop new technologies and business strategies for both the company and the university. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "We believe that combining Pratt &...

2009-12-10 15:27:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to accelerate promising therapeutic targets through the development pipeline toward clinical trials and, ultimately, patient care, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) announced that it has awarded a total of $1.3 million to nine research teams working to develop potentially disease-modifying therapies for Parkinson's disease. Research into disease-modifying therapies is a key priority for MJFF,...

2009-12-01 12:13:11

New analysis from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) suggests that physicians need to re-think their diagnosis and treatment of sore throat, or pharyngitis, in adolescents and young adults to consider a more newly identified and potentially dangerous culprit as the source of that infection. Currently, physicians are taught to suspect group A streptococcal bacteria as the primary cause of pharyngitis. But according to findings published Dec. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine,...

2009-11-23 11:16:01

A new study by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers shows that body-mass index (BMI) and co-existing medical conditions (co-morbidity) do not explain the decreased survival observed among African-Americans compared to Caucasians who also have colon cancer. The study is published online Nov. 23 in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society. The finding indicates that although BMI and co-morbidity are independent predictors of poor survival for all patients, these factors...

2009-11-20 14:32:50

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have uncovered the genetic identity of a cellular receptor for the immune system's first-response antibody, a discovery that sheds new light on infection control and immune disorders. The discovery is such a crucial part of immunology that UAB researchers, in conjunction with Japanese researchers, are asking that the gene linked to this antibody receptor be renamed to better describe its role in early immune responses. The proposed...