Research

Independence Day Brings More Traffic Fatalities

  • July 1, 2019

During the past five years, the five days around the Fourth of July averaged three fatal crashes a day, 29% higher than the average of fatal crashes per day the rest of the year, according to a study by UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety.

An intersection in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, shows traffic lights used in transporation research at The University of Alabama.

Red Light. Green Light.

  • June 24, 2019

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option.

Dr. Sharlene Newman

Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute

  • June 20, 2019

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening UA’s research portfolio and profile

UA-Led Clinical Trial Finds No Difference in Tinnitus Treatments

  • May 28, 2019

A long-awaited, rigorous, randomized clinical trial comparing treatments for tinnitus, a perception of ringing in the ears, found no significant difference in patient outcomes between an innovative treatment and the current standard treatment.

A student conducts a magnetometry survey

On the Hunt for the Remnants of Surviving Slave Houses

  • May 23, 2019

After conducting surveys on the Magnolia Grove plantation home in Hale County, second-year anthropology graduate student Natalie Mooney may have discovered a pattern to find other slave houses in the Alabama Black Belt region that have been lost to time.