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Study Finds Dieting Combined with High-Intensity Exercise Helpful in Reducing Risk of Weight Regain

Researchers suggest combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss.
16-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Linking heart attack damage with the spleen and kidney, an integrated approach to the study of heart failure


Ganesh Halade has published a functional and structural compendium of the simultaneous changes taking place in the heart, spleen and kidneys in mice during the period of acute heart failure immediately following a heart attack and during the longer...
15-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Finding a Key to Unlock Blocked Differentiation in Microrna-Deficient Embryonic Stem Cells


In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, Rui Zhao and colleagues have partly solved a long-unanswered basic question about stem cells — why are pluripotent stem cells that have mutations to block the production of microRNAs unable to...
14-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Neighborhood Safety Plays Role in Youth Physical Activity


An observational study conducted by a University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher shows evidence that physical environment and safety play a major role in how active children and adolescents can be.
14-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nurses Partner with Families for a Healthy Future


The program focuses on first-time mothers because it is during a first pregnancy that the best chance exists to promote and teach positive and enduring behaviors between a mother and her baby.
8-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Targeting a microRNA Shows Potential to Enhance Effectiveness of Diabetes Drugs


Researchers have found a vital role for miR-204 in beta cells — regulating the cell surface receptor that is the target of many of the newer type 2 diabetes drugs, such as Byetta, Victoza, Trulicity, Januvia, Onglyza and Tradjenta. This drug...
7-Nov-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Designs by UAB Professor in Demand Around the World

Video by: UAB Visual Content Works by artist Erin Wright, MFA, which touch on topics from democracy to organ donation, are making a global impact. Wright is a professor of graphic design at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the College of...
3-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Drug Combination Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise

Studies show a two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis, using tezacaftor and ivacaftor, is effective. UAB researchers say triple combination therapy is close behind.
2-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Prepare for Big Thanksgiving Meals


17-Nov-2017 12:05 AM EST

Conversations at the Holiday Table About What Is Harassment Could Blow Families Apart, Says UAB Psychologist.

16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST

Toys or Experiences? What You Should Know This Gift-Giving Season

Giving exciting experiences rather than clutter-producing toys is on-trend this holiday season, and experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have advice on how to do it right. “Experiences are a wonderful way to offer an alternative”...
14-Nov-2017 3:30 PM EST

Allegations Against Roy Moore Unlikely to Deter Conservative Voters in Alabama


9-Nov-2017 4:30 PM EST

Childhood Obesity Expert Available to Comment on Latest Results From National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH)


2-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Physician: Rapid Rise in Insulin Prices "Totally Unwarranted."


30-Oct-2017 11:05 PM EDT

Director of Nation's Longest Living Donor Kidney Transplant Chain Available to Discuss Significance of Living Donor for Selena Gomez

29-Oct-2017 10:05 PM EDT

Physicians React to Flu Forecasts, Recommend Preparing Now for Flu Season

Australia has seen its worst flu season on record and could indicate a rough season for the United States.
25-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT

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