In America, the population age 65 and older is expected to double by 2030. At that rate, this group is projected to comprise 20 percent of the population while utilizing 50 percent of the nation’s health care resources.
Although there was earlier much dispute over whether, when and how President Bush knew about the September 11 attacks on America, Dr. Walter Enders, professor of economics and Lee Bidgood Chair of Economics and Finance in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, had his own theories well more than a year prior to that fateful day.
It’s commonly known as Japanese sweet flag, although scientists call it acorus. Prior to blooming, this plant’s long, narrow, dark green blades remind the untrained of monkey grass. However, in the laboratories of The University of Alabama’s Dr. David Oppenheimer, and in labs at three other prominent U.S. universities, this ordinary looking plant — and the nine other plant species under the researchers’ scrutiny — is likely to give scientists new insights into the “abominable mystery” that is this planet’s plant life.
Pumping gas into your car may be unnecessary in a few years. Instead, many vehicles on the highways could run on hydrogen fuel cells. Research at The University of Alabama is helping move this scenario toward reality.
If less is more, researchers in The University of Alabama’s Center for Materials Information Technology, or MINT, have struck gold in their attempts to discover how to store greater amounts of data in smaller storage spaces.
Although they live in the world’s wealthiest nation, more than 10 million children across America do not have health insurance. More than 70,000 of these children live in Alabama.
Several years ago the trustees of The University of Alabama realized that rural health care needs and solutions were scattered throughout six colleges at UA. To bring together these like-minded people, the Institute of Rural Health Research was begun. The institute, which recently observed its first anniversary, strives to cut red tape and harness the efforts of a wide number of disciplines for one purpose: health in rural America.