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Brain Mapping at the Edge of Chaos

Every Thursday for the last three years a group of doctors, engineers and computer programmers have met at The Edge of Chaos.  In the beginning the goal of their work sounded so futuristic that it did not seem attainable:  To find the cause of Parkinson’s disease.  Now going on four years later and grants from NIH and The Michael J. Fox Foundation their work at The Edge of Chaos is no longer that of a dream.  It is coming very close to being a reality.  Additionally, their work is shedding light on several other mental diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.   The work of Dr.

How Birmingham can capitalize on the 'Metropolitan Revolution'

How Birmingham can capitalize on the 'Metropolitan Revolution'

Bruce Katz, an expert on metropolitan policy and author of "The Metropolitan Revolution" says Birmingham has many of the ingredients to succeed in the new innovation-driven economy.

After a day that took him from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to Innovation Depot and around the city center, Katz came away with a positive first impression of Birmingham.

Blood pressure medications can lead to increased risk of stroke, study finds

Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky to wait for the condition to develop and then treat it to a controlled level.

UAB Faculty Named to Head New Hypertension Center

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been selected as a recipient of a highly competitive American Heart Association (AHA) Strategically Focused Hypertension Center, encompassing population, clinical, and basic research projects, as well as a training component. The UAB Hypertension Center is concentrated on studying diurnal blood pressure patterns, salt sensitivity, and cardiovascular (CVD) risk. Dr. Paul Muntner, professor and vice chair in UAB’s department of epidemiology, is the center principal investigator (PI) and population project PI; Dr.

TEOC Scholar Dr. Gregory Pence Tackles a Controversy in Medical Ethics

TEOC Scholar Dr. Gregory Pence discusses the parallels between the Tuskegee syphilis study and a recent neuroscience study on Romanian orphans


TEOC Scholar Nichole Lariscy Speaks on the Power of Storytelling

by Jesse Chambers,

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) who stages innovative community theatre projects will deliver the next presentation in The Edge of Chaos Scholars lecture series, to be held in The Edge of Chaos events venue on campus on Friday at 1:30 p.m. 


UAB Professor Discusses the worlds "Most Dangerous Profession" at The Edge of Chaos

Dr. Colin Davis gave a riveting lecture on the perils of deep-sea fishing, discussing a 1968 catastrophe.

March Madness - It Isn't Just Basketball!

Saturday morning, March 22, witnessed a new kind of March Madness as a few dozen young people began massing at The Edge of Chaos before many weekending Alabamians even hit the “snooze” button the first time. Young adults representing UAB, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Auburn University, the University of South Alabama, and Hoover High School arrived at the 4th floor of Lister Hill Library with laptops in tow, ready to jump into spring games that involved keyboards instead of foul lines at Facebook’s “Hack the World” Capture the Flag event.