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.
When computers learn to understand doctors' notes, the world will be a better place
Train a computer to read medical records, and you could do a world of good. Doctors could use it to look for dangerous trends in their patients' health. Researchers could speed drugs to market by quickly finding appropriate ...
A novel toxin for M. tuberculosis
Despite 132 years of study, no toxin had ever been found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million.
Will your self-driving car be programmed to kill you?
Imagine you are in charge of the switch on a trolley track.
How a new cloud computing system could turn anyone into a tech entrepreneur
That Nest thermostat on your wall could be making you money. Not saving money, mind you. That's its day job: learning your habits so it can fine-tune your energy use and lower your power bills. But most of the time, it's ...
Innovative tornado panels installed in Montgomery home
With the 2011 Alabama tornado catastrophe still lingering in the minds of many, University of Alabama at Birmingham research has led to the creation of new technology designed to help save lives in a natural disaster.
New technology to help users combat mobile malware attacks
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have developed simple but effective techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from secretly attacking smartphones. This new malware defense is being presented at the IEEE ...
Inside a high-stakes experiment in protein crystallization
On April 18, 2014, former astronaut and UAB Professor Lawrence DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D., stood at Cape Canaveral and watched several hundred crystallization experiments blast into orbit aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Then ...
Research probes temperature-dependent sex determination in turtles
Thane Wibbels, Ph.D., professor of biology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences, used to go out in the wild to catch turtles.
New research shows vulnerability in mobile phones' applications offering voice communication security
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are explaining why there are concerns with the end-to-end security of an increasingly popular means of communication, and what users can do to defend against potential threats.
Passwords no more? Researchers develop mechanisms that enable users to log in securely without passwords
(Phys.org) —Passwords are a common security measure to protect personal information, but they don't always prevent hackers from finding a way into devices. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are working ...