University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama (UAB) is one of the newest independent institutions of the three which makes up the University of Alabama System. UAB was established in 1969 and known for its medical research and natural science programs. UAB has over 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. UAB programs leading to a medical degree, veterinary degree, optometry and nursing degree are ranked well among comparable public universities.

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The chemistry of beer and coffee

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

Sep 01, 2014
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Measuring obesity in overweight zoo elephants

African elephants in captivity are getting fat. While the thought of a pudgy pachyderm might produce a chuckle, it is a situation with potentially serious consequences for the species.

Jul 14, 2014
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Jaywalking not worth the risk, expert says

The hectic holidays may have many looking to save a few extra minutes wherever they can be found, but a University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says one seemingly small action—jaywalking—should be ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Cell powerhouses shape risk of heart disease

(Phys.org) —Genes in mitochondria, the "powerhouses" that turn sugar into energy in human cells, shape each person's risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a study published recently by researchers ...

Sep 29, 2013
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Digital tablets improve classroom learning

(Phys.org) —Using digital tablets for classroom learning activities improves understanding of topics, digital skills, creativity, independent learning and motivation. This is the opinion of 87% of the teachers who, in 2012-2013, ...

Jun 27, 2013
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Be prepared for severe weather

The tornado that ravaged Moore, Okla., on May 20, 2013, was another reminder that Mother Nature has a temper. Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have said fighting complacency and preparing ...

May 31, 2013
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Research finds new channels to trigger mobile malware

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have uncovered new hard-to-detect methods that criminals may use to trigger mobile device malware that could eventually lead to targeted ...

May 16, 2013
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