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Research in a Virtual World

Virtual Reality, in the hands of University of Alabama researchers, has a growing number of uses including potentially helping survivors of severe weather manage anxiety when new storms threaten.

April 18, 2016

UA to Host Training Course for Clinicians who Prescribe Opioid Medications

The University of Alabama will host a training course May 12 for clinicians who prescribe opioid medications.

April 15, 2016

Want to Avoid a Cold? Try a Tattoo or Twenty, says UA Researcher

There’s no known cure for the common cold, but receiving multiple tattoos can strengthen your immunological responses, potentially making you heartier in fighting off common infections, according to research by a trio of University...

March 8, 2016

Nursing Applicants: More than GPAs

It takes more than just high IQs to make good nurses, says Michelle Cheshire, a researcher in The University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing. She suggests “soft skills” should […]

January 29, 2016

Zzzs Tough for Some to Catch

University of Alabama researcher, Dr. Adam Knowlden, says college students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber. Knowlden […]

January 29, 2016

Body Sensing

Want to eat healthier, exercise more or smoke less? A UA researcher’s wearable sensors may one day help you modify your behaviors.

October 17, 2015

Memory Motivation: Relative’s Struggle Inspires Researcher

A nursing professor's intervention program is designed to improve seniors' memories for everyday events like taking medications and paying bills.

January 12, 2015

A Slimmer Tomorrow

The University of Alabama takes an interdisciplinary approach to combating obesity in efforts to create “A Slimmer Tomorrow.”

December 1, 2014

Shaping Safer Scans

A patented technique relying on shape manipulation of nanoparticles offers potential for safer MRIs.

December 16, 2013

Who Will Deliver My Baby?

A University of Alabama physician addressed why family physicians have stopped providing maternity care and offered suggestions on how to alleviate the problem in a recent report.

November 20, 2013

Stimulate My Brain

Two education professors at The University of Alabama hope low-current brain stimulation can be an answer for students who struggle to learn, recall or retain information.

October 14, 2013

Fat Flies Reveal Obesity Clues

Some of the lightest of creatures are helping scientists better understand the genetics behind weight gain.  Dr. Laura Reed, a University of Alabama geneticist, is studying the maggots of fruit […]

June 18, 2013

Borrowing for Health

There is limited research on whether families use unsecured debt to finance health care expenses. Dr. Patryk Babiarz hopes to change that.

April 17, 2013

Suspending Belief: Virtual Reality Lab to Provide Coping, Research Opportunities

The University of Alabama will soon become the third university in the country, researchers say, to have a social work virtual reality lab.

February 11, 2013