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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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UAB expert speaks at Neuroscience 2012 of experimental drug therapies for Parkinson's disease.
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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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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
It’s 10:30 on a windy Thursday morning, and Jef Alcorn’s round of golf is going well. He’s at four under par, which is especially good when you realiz...
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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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"Though it’s clear that more work is needed to better understand these initial observations, we’re very excited by our findings because they may provide a biological marker for improvement in the symptoms of these patients." - Dr. Harrison Walker, Department of Neurology
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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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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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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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"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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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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A better understanding of the origins & perception of pain could help physicians better manage pain and may remove some barriers to therapies such as total joint-replacement.
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Located at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the South's premier research universities, the School of Medicine is dedicated to the education of physicians and scientists in all of the disciplines of medicine and biomedical investigation.

The School of Medicine primary care program rose to No. 10 in the nation in US News & World Report rankings for 2011.  The school is ranked 30th in research.