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Tattoos Broadcast Enhanced Immunity, Stamina, UA Study Finds

A forearm covered with a tattoo rests on a table on top of a design that inspired the tattoo.

Tattoos boost the skin’s immune response to injury and convey the person’s vitality, according to a study in American Samoa.

December 19, 2019

Women, WWII Vets Overrepresented in Newspaper Photos

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Women veterans and veterans of World War II appear more often in newspaper photos than their make-up of the country’s veterans, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama.

December 10, 2019

Want to Shed a Few Pounds? Researchers Test New Technology to Help

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded a consortium of university researchers, led by The University of Alabama, a $2.5 million grant to further evaluate a wearable device designed to change eating behaviors.

December 10, 2019

UA Researcher Awarded Time on Supercomputer

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Dr. David A. Dixon will access some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to understand more about the properties of elements that power nuclear energy.

November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving, Christmas Have Different Causes for Car Crashes

Crashes caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more prevalent around Christmas and New Year’s Day, while crashes the days around Thanksgiving are concentrated around typical rush hours, according to...

November 21, 2019

New UA Center Aims to Improve Behavior, Mental Health in Schools

UA has strengthened its role as the leader in the state for improving education for primary and secondary education students through encouraging alternative discipline methods and supporting students with mental health issues.

November 14, 2019

Developing ‘Third Wave AI’ to Improve Human Performance

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A management researcher at The University of Alabama is part of a federally funded project to use machine learning to examine how improvement methods affect all workers.

November 12, 2019

NASA, UA Strengthen Relationship for Work on In-Space Manufacturing

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An agreement between The University of Alabama and NASA will enhance inventive research assisting space exploration and strengthening education of tomorrow’s aerospace workforce.

November 8, 2019

UA Faculty Receive Major Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

Two UA faculty members and their teams recently received a combined $3.8 million to fund their work in fighting opioid use disorder.

November 6, 2019

Wilson Tapped to Manage Research and Technology Agreements

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Lauren Wilson, who has led initiatives and supported The University of Alabama’s research enterprise for 13 years, has been selected as the assistant vice president for research and technology agreements.

October 30, 2019

UA to Lead Project to Help Reduce Infant Mortality Rates in Alabama

University of Alabama School of Social Work researchers will soon expand a statewide drug and mental health screening program to address infant mortality in Alabama.

October 30, 2019

In Industry Partnership, UA Researchers Test Hemp Grown in Alabama

A man in a lab pulls hemp leaves heaped onto a piece of paper out of a storage container.

Biological research at The University of Alabama will assist the emerging hemp industry in the state by examining the plant's chemical make-up.

October 28, 2019

UA Part of Study on Shifting Role of Arctic Permafrost Carbon Emissions

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An earth-systems scientist at The University of Alabama assisted a large research project in the Arctic that shows the region could increase carbon dioxide emissions after millenniums of holding it beneath the frozen surface.

October 22, 2019

UA Research Sets Another Record: External Sponsored Awards Surge

For the second consecutive year, The University of Alabama attracted record external funding for research and other sponsored activities, further cementing its role as a comprehensive research university that promotes economic and societal development...

October 21, 2019

Interested in Campus Research Opps? Check Out this Event.

Students are invited to attend the Faculty Research Showcase Nov. 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom to learn more about campus research opportunities for students.

October 18, 2019