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1 hr ago | Alabama Live

Beyond booze, bite blocks: 'Horrendous' Civil War pushed surgeons to use anesthesia, says UAB doc

However, the huge number of battlefield injuries and the other horrors of the war played a major role in establishing the regular use of anesthesia in the United States, in part because of the experience gained with it during the conflict by the roughly 15,000 Union and Confederate doctors, according to Dr. Maurice S. Albin, a professor in the ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Anesthesiology, Birmingham, AL

19 hrs ago | Newswise

The Science of Beer and Coffee According to a UAB Chemist

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Tracy Hamilton, Ph.D., is applying his chemistry expertise to two popular beverages: beer and coffee.


Related Topix: Beer, Birmingham, AL, Chemistry, Science, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread

23 hrs ago | Alabama Live

UAB gets $19 million grant to lead major national study of treating hypertension in pregnancy

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded a $19.3 million grant to coordinate the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever carried out, according to a UAB news release on Thursday.


Related Topix: Hypertension, Health, Birmingham, AL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Niki Noto Palmer: Meet The ESPN Reporter And TV Host

Another year of college football is upon us, which means another year of ESPNU Road Trip with Niki Noto Palmer.


World News Report

Pat Swisher Announces Enviro-Master Franchise Launch in Mobile, Alabama

Corporate senior manager Mike Blevins and his wife Beth purchase Mobile, AL Franchise from Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Enviro-Master.


Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Alabama, Greenville (Charlotte, NC), Daphne, AL

Alabama Live

Chicago-based rockers Umphrey's McGee rip it up with super-tight jamming at Tuscaloosa Amp

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- The Chicago-based progressive rockers Umphrey's McGee wasted little time getting started at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Thursday night, hitting the stage at 8 p.m. sharp.


Related Topix: Tuscaloosa, AL, Umphrey's McGee, Entertainment

The Inquirer & Mirror

First-hand advice for the college-bound

Nantucket High School graduated 98 seniors this spring, and the vast majority are entering college this fall.


Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Alabama Live

Republican strategist and Alabamian Ed Rogers sees President Obama alienated from military: Opinion

Rogers, a Hoover native and University of Alabama law school graduate, has long been an influential voice inside Republican Party circles.


Related Topix: Alabama, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Kiplinger Online

Anne Kates Smith

Four years ago, employees in the legal department of Wells Fargo Advisors fielded an average of 30 reports a month from advisers in branch offices who were concerned about elderly clients.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Greensboro, NC

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Rideshare company comes to Auburn and Tuscaloosa

The car-hailing service Uber is hoping students around the country, including those at some of the South's largest universities, will make the mobile app part of college life this fall.


Related Topix: Alabama, Auburn University

Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Names Alex Perkerson Government Affairs Specialist

The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, a trade group representing the interests of electric cooperative members across the state, announced that Alex Perkerson joins the association as government affairs specialist.


Business Journal

Samford creates $335M annual economic impact

In the fall of 2015, Samford's Brock School of Business will have a new 70,000-sqaure-foot-facility for its students, which will be the latest in a string of campus-wide upgrades at the university made possible from more than 17,000 donations.


Fox News

Should You Cut College Time to Save Cash?

With college costs continuing to outpace inflation and student debt being hailed as the next bubble of doom, some schools are coming up with creative alternatives to pare down costs.


Related Topix: Purdue University, American University, George Washington University, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Business Journal

IberiaBank picks Bham for roll out of new branch concept

The new branch - located near the University of Alabama at Birmingham at 1801 Fifth Ave. South, suite 115 - provides customers with a no-teller-line experience and has several unique features, such as a coffee bar station with mini-fridge; a dual work station for universal bankers with a cash recycler; laptops for associates instead of desktop ... (more)


Related Topix: Computers

Psychology Today

Holding a Mirror Up to 'White Hat Bias' in Research

"...human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it."


Related Topix: Classical, Arts, Literature


UAB Awarded $19.31 Million to Lead National Study on Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Biostatistics have been awarded a $19.31 million R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to coordinate the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken.


Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Pharmaceutical Online

J&J's Hera Therapeutics Presents Antiviral Drug For HPV

Scientists from Hera Therapeutics , part of the Janssen Labs under the Johnson & Johnson's external R&D engine, presented results suggesting that its small molecule HTI-1968 has potential as a direct-acting antiviral therapy against Human Papilloma Virus .


Wed Aug 27, 2014

Alabama Live

Arts Council to welcome creator 'Mike and Molly' during theatre symposium at UAH

Mark Roberts, creator of the hit CBS series Mike and Molly will lead a workshop during the second annual Lee Deal Theatre Symposium at UAH Sept.


Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Entertainment


To breakfast or not to breakfast? That is the question...

Breakfast has long been heralded as the "most important meal of the day," but it's been especially embraced by modern day nutritionists -- a key to jump-starting the metabolism, diminishing cravings and losing weight.


Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food


Sleepy College Students Are Worried About Their Stress Levels

College students often are not getting enough sleep and they blame it on stress from their side jobs and a lack of time, new research concludes.


Related Topix: University of Cincinnati