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3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Crowdfunding in Birmingham: College prep program needs some extra help to serve 1,000...

We put men on the moon. We win lots of college football championships. We do a lot of amazing things.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Education Etc., Auburn University, Samford University

5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Auburn outranked Alabama in Forbes' 2014 best colleges list: What about the rest of the SEC?

Vanderbilt University in Nashville was rated No. 54 in Forbes magazine's "America's Best Colleges 2014" report -- highest among the schools in the Southeastern Conference.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Vanderbilt University, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia

9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Texting bans cut teen traffic deaths by 11 percent, study finds

Texting bans can reduce teen traffic fatalities by as much as 11 percent, according to a new study of the effect of such state laws.

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Related Topix: Sports

15 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Alabama Commerce Secretary Canfield: State economic development plan is working

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said since the state adopted the Accelerate Alabama economic development plan two years ago, more than 38,000 jobs have come to the state through recruitment or expansion and companies have invested more than $9.8 billion in state operations.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Auburn University, Montgomery, AL

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Newswise

Southern-Style Eating Increases Risk of Death for Kidney Disease Patients

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases shows consuming a "Southern-style" diet - consisting of processed meats, fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages - results in higher risk of death in those with chronic kidney disease.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Supplement, ALA, Nephrology

Examiner.com

Low carb diets help metabolic syndrome and obesity but how low should you go

In their role in providing weapons for their patients' battle of the bulge, more health professionals are recommending low-carb diets .

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Related Topix: Metabolic Syndrome, Health, Medicine, Diabetes, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Life, Food, Nutrition

WHNT-TV Huntsville

UAH and city sign cooperative energy agreement

A new agreement between the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the city is expected to bring in new jobs.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

New assistant principals hired for James Clemens High, Liberty Middle in Madison

MADISON, Alabama -- The Madison school board on Wednesday named two new assistant principals for the district, one at James Clemens High School and the other at Liberty Middle School.

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Related Topix: Madison, AL, Auburn University, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Auburn ranked 131 spots ahead of University of Alabama in Forbes' annual list of best colleges

But Samford University in Birmingham was the state's highest-ranked college or university in Forbes' annual list, which was released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College

Alabama Live

UAB engineering profs, Bessemer superintendent, to talk about STEM in forum for students...

BESSEMER, Alabama - Elementary and high school students and their parents who wish to learn more about the importance of the much-hyped STEM disciplines - science, technology, engineering and math - can attend the STEM Awareness Forum to be held in Bessemer tonight.

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Related Topix: Bessemer, AL, Education Etc., McCalla, AL, Birmingham, AL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Congress is moving to approve a bill to refurbish the VA.

Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is hoping a new law will reverse that trend.

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Alabama Live

UAB med students to hold Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run Sept. 6 to raise money for free clinic downtown

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Equal Access Birmingham , a student-run program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine designed to help reduce health disparities in the Magic City, will host its inaugural Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run fundraiser on Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

UAH shooter Amy Bishop wants new trial, says she lacked intent to kill colleagues

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Amy Bishop, who killed three people at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and wounded three others in 2010, has submitted a court filing arguing her guilty plea was not voluntary because she suffers from schizophrenia and the court misinformed her of her rights.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Madison County, AL

Alabama Live

Adults should get vaccinations to live longer, feel better, 'help others in community,' says UAB doctor

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Everyone knows that children need their vaccinations, but it's less well known that adults also need to get their shots - some of which can help save lives - according to an infectious diseases expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham .

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Birmingham, AL, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Researchers aim to find new uses for shrimp shells

"I believe in what I would call a chitin economy. I personally believe, if properly developed, the material you can develop from chitin and the markets you could sell them in would make the shrimp shell worth more than the meat," said Rogers, an owner and founder of 525 Solutions, a startup company housed in UA's Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Life, Food, Seafood, Department of Energy, CPU, Science / Technology, University of Texas at Austin

WAFF-TV Huntsville

UAB students and advisers pitch ideas in their new Facebook suite.

A team of students working down at The University of Alabama in Birmingham could protect you from the next big computer hack.

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Alabama Live

The locations of Birmingham technology and innovation: a public map of #bhamtech

Last night I began the curation of an online map to show all the locations of technology, innovation, and community support that I've been so far.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

PhysOrg Weblog

Low-carb diet recommended for diabetics

A new study involving researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and other institutions says patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes should eat a diet low in carbohydrates.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Nutrition, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Alabama Live

UAB begins advanced drug trial for potentially fatal pregnancy complication

A sometimes deadly condition of pregnancy called preeclampsia may be on the verge of a treatment that may reduce pre-term births and infant mortality.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Students participate in fishing rodeo at Legacy Elementary pond

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Students from special education departments at any of the Sparkman High School cluster feeder schools were invited to the 1st Annual Monrovia Community Fishing Rodeo at Legacy Elementary School.

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