Latest University of Alabama Stories

2009-10-01 12:19:46

The optimal way to control swine flu, the new H1N1 virus that emerged as a global threat in 2009, is to vaccinate children with the planned H1N1 flu shot, says the co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

2009-09-24 06:46:28

H1N1 influenza could slow growth in key industries and stall already-weak GDP growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2009, says a health economist in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Business.

2009-09-23 07:30:16

Childbearing is associated directly with future development of the metabolic syndrome - abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, insulin resistance and other cardiovascular disease risk factors - and for women who have had gestational diabetes, the risk is more than twice greater.

2009-09-22 13:18:21

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers exploring strategies for conserving the Diamondback Terrapin along Alabama's Dauphin Island coastline are working to keep the once-celebrated turtle off the endangered species list.

2009-09-22 07:29:10

Inability to handle financial transactions or manage money may be an early indicator that a person with mild memory problems soon is likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.

2009-09-09 13:37:04

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved Nick Saban's contract extension that will pay the football coach a whopping $42 million through 2017. If he sticks around to collect all his longevity bonuses, Saban will average at least $4.7 million a season, ESPN reported Wednesday.

2009-09-09 14:18:48

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have found that the cost of preventive antibiotic tuberculosis (TB) therapy for patients infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is generally less expensive than the reported cost of treating newly confirmed TB cases.

2009-09-01 16:25:00

A new method for “recycling” hydrogen-containing fuel materials could open the door to economically viable hydrogen-based vehicles.

2009-09-01 15:46:10

Alabama defensive end Brandon Deaderick was in good condition Tuesday, recovering from a gunshot wound suffered in an attempted robbery. Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban said in a statement his concern was for his senior player's health, not whether he would be able to play Saturday against Virginia Tech, ESPN reported. We feel very fortunate that Brandon is doing well and that this is not a more serious situation, Saban said.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.