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53 min ago | Newswise

Oft-Assumed Reasons for Racial Obesity Disparities May Not Be Only Cause, Study Says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Racial disparities in obesity rates among the third of U.S. adults considered obese are often blamed on socioeconomic status because of its influence on diet and physical activity, but new findings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in Obesity suggest otherwise - particularly for women.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Medicine, African-American, Genetics

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Home

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Members of CACC Jazz perform Wednesday during Spring Fling on the Childersburg campus of Central Alabama Community College.

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Related Topix: Childersburg, AL, Opinion

Ubergizmo

$250 Wheelchair Transformed Into Johnny Five Geo-Positioning Robot

A bunch of student employees at The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Systems Management and Production Center have come together and worked using both inspiration with innovation in order to roll out a $250 motorized wheelchair that will be able to perform the work that is equivalent to that of a $20,000 robot.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Gadgets

Alabama Live

Communication key at Auburn, Alabama when responding to campus threats

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- In the event of an emergency on a college campus, more and more universities today are utilizing technology that are quite literally at their students' fingertips.

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Related Topix: Auburn, AL, Auburn University

Circulation

Assessing the Performance of the Framingham Stroke Risk Score in the...

From the Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham ; Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati, OH ; Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington ; and Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC .

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, University of Vermont

Alabama Live

UAH student's product earns investor attention, spot in elite GIGTANK accelerator program

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - An award-winning 3D printing startup founded in the Rocket City will soon take part in the GIGTANK accelerator program by the Company Lab in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Tanner, AL, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Alabama Live

Birmingham Mayor Willam Bell meets Dalai Lama during Japanese visit

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham Mayor William Bell has traveled to Kyoto, Japan where he met with the Dalai Lama in preparation for the Tibetan leader's planned trip here this fall.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

BioResearch Online

UAB Building Drug Discovery Center To Combat West Nile Virus And Influenza

The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced last month that it is building a new drug discovery center in order to develop drug treatments for viral infections with limited options for treatment.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Sondheim and Shakespeare among what Alabama theatre department has in store for 2014-15

The University of Alabama's Rowand Johnson Hall houses the Marian Gallaway and Allen Bales Theatres on campus.

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Related Topix: Tuscaloosa, AL, Classical, Stephen Sondheim, Entertainment

The Huffington Post

The 'I Touch Myself' Project Is A Breast Cancer PSA Like No Other

When The Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett realized that her breast cancer was terminal, she had one last order of business: to repurpose her 1990 anthem "I Touch Myself" to encourage women to check their bodies for cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Pop/Rock, Olivia Newton-John, Columbia University, Bayou La Batre, AL

Alabama Live

Gorgas Scholarship goes to black high school student for first time in contest's 67-year history

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- For the first time in its 67-year history, a black high school student has won top honors in the Gorgas Scholarship Competition.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Jefferson County, AL

The Kaleidoscope

Data reveal another major increase in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder

The incidence of autism spectrum disorders is rising in the United States, and the latest estimates reveal one in 68 American children is affected.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama Live

University of Alabama student documentaries to premiere tonight at Bama Theatre

The University of Alabama's eighth annual Documenting Justice screening is set for Tuesday night, where six non-film majors will debut their short works on issues of justice and injustice in the state.

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Alabama Live

Gulf Shores announces plan to build combination high school, community college

City officials have a plan in the works to create a combination high school and community college campus on city-owned property at the corner of County Road 8 and the Foley Beach Express.

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Related Topix: Gulf Shores, AL, Baldwin County, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Family, Kids, Auburn University

LiveScience

Brain Tumor Risk Higher for Teens Who Stop Growing Later

Teens who take longer to reach their full height may be at increased risk for certain types of brain tumors later in life, a new study suggests.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Alabama Live

Find out who just gave Auburn University's engineering college more than $10 million

Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has received a $10.55 million gift to bolster its research facilities as well as support student educational needs and faculty research efforts.

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Related Topix: Auburn University, Alabama

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Teens' indoor tanning may be linked to unhealthy dieting

Teens who use indoor tanning may also try to control their weight through unhealthy methods, such as taking diet pills and vomiting, researchers say.

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ThinkProgress

It Took 50 Years, But The University Of Alabama Has Finally Embraced Integration

Last week Alabama's Student Senate passed a resolution supporting the complete integration of Greek life at the university.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University, African-American, New York University, US News, Liberal Political News

The Kaleidoscope

UAB writing students help youngsters publish a book

Sixteen University of Alabama at Birmingham writing students are helping 100 third- and fourth-grade students at Inglenook Elementary School publish their first book.

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Newswise

UAH Professor's Protein Crystal Experiment Set to Fly to ISS

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. A - A University of Alabama in Huntsville biology professor's experiment that is set to fly to the International Space Station could shed new light on the roles enzymes play in biological processes.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Science / Technology, Space

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