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On November 14 and 15, 2012, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be available to provide scientific, technical and business perspectives on applying wellness in the workplace at the Innovations in Wellness Conference.

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Every year, more than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from the disease. Could aspirin help the fight? Research by one UAB oncologist suggests it might. 

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UAB expert speaks at Neuroscience 2012 of experimental drug therapies for Parkinson's disease.

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The UAB Department of Ophthalmology has worked with the Alabama Eye Bank for the past three years to develop and improved the use of glycerol-preserved corneas in glaucoma surgery to enhance the care of advanced glaucoma patients.
  

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UAB's Dr. Laura Dreer is the recipient of a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research to create a program to give family caregivers of soldiers with TBI specific strategies and resources they can use to help cope with the long-term challenges associated with caregiving.
http://www.uab.edu/news/latest/item/2802-uab-program-to-train-caregivers-of-military-service-members-with-tbi

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Big news: UAB's Dr. Robert Kimberly has received a major award that could create dozens of jobs and boost research in several key areas, including human health, engineering and cybersecurity!

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There are about 30,000 people in the United States that have Huntington's Disease, a neurodegenerative disease that causes movement issues, involuntary actions and difficulty walking. "People are working on ways to block that abnormal Huntington’s gene from being expressed into a protein or block the protein from being effective. It’s an exciting time.” - Dr. Victor Sung

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"These findings will allow us to potentially uncover other targets that may lead to future therapeutic strategies and ultimately improve outcomes and patient quality of life." - Dr. Eddy S. Yang

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UAB researchers find: "The overwhelming majority of eye care providers are located in urban counties. There are ten counties without an eye care provider at all.”

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The role of TLR9 in cancer pathophysiology has always been unclear. A UAB researcher and her team have been studying the protein for the past seven years and have now begun to examine its role in breast cancer prognosis.
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