University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama (UAB) is one of the newest independent institutions of the three which makes up the University of Alabama System. UAB was established in 1969 and known for its medical research and natural science programs. UAB has over 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. UAB programs leading to a medical degree, veterinary degree, optometry and nursing degree are ranked well among comparable public universities.

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UAB Media Relations AB 1320, 1530 3rd AVE S BIRMINGHAM, AL 35294-0113
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http://main.uab.edu/
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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New CT scan analysis predicts respiratory illness and death in COPD

CT scans of the lungs of smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—when analyzed by a mathematical function called airway fractal dimension—can estimate increased risk of death for a group of people who are not ...

Genetics

A noncoding RNA may play an important role in memory formation

You could call this a neat discovery. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that a tissue-specific, non-coding RNA called NEAT1 has a major, previously undescribed role in memory formation. The ...

Cardiology

Investigating cardiovascular health among Asian Americans

Physician-scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Minnesota have recently collaborated to assess the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and key cardiovascular diseases among Asian ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Examining perceptions of accessibility symbols

Recent research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Occupational Therapy has assessed individual comprehension and perceptions of nine existing and newly created accessibility pictograph symbols, and ...

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