Shelby Hall, The University of Alabama’s $50 million interdisciplinary teaching and research complex, is on schedule to meet a November 2003 completion date.
Astronomers from The University of Alabama and Bevill State Community College recently presented remarkable Hubble Space Telescope images of the disk of a distant spiral galaxy.
How are Portugal, Escambia County, Ala., and researchers in The University of Alabama’s Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies related? Well, each plays a role in this nation’s efforts to improve the recovery of domestic oil. And this is quickly becoming a near vital effort.
Health in human beings is strongly affected by culture and societal influences. From the social value of food to the impact of economic hardship on families, and from the existence of ancient battle wounds to discovering the presence of diseases long ago, medical anthropologists seek to find the clues and connections behind the overall health of individuals today and throughout history.
Unlike its well-publicized and environmentally troubled neighbor, the Cahaba, Alabama’s Sipsey River doesn’t get much attention. But a pair of University of Alabama researchers, who recently studied portions of the Sipsey’s biodiversity, say waiting until environmental problems arise before appreciating the area’s richness would be a mistake.
It’s a tiny worm, so small you need a microscope to see it. But in the laboratory of Dr. Guy Caldwell, the worm may be poised to reveal some big secrets, giving scientists better insight into various neurological diseases.
A team of researchers at The University of Alabama thinks answers to traffic problems in Birmingham and other U.S. cities lie in today’s advanced technology, answers that will produce safer highways, less congestion, more efficient commuting, quicker emergency response, and fewer frayed nerves.
Computer games developed by a pair of University of Alabama psychology professors are giving researchers a clearer understanding of the learning problems children with autism face and could lead to development of the first performance-based test to diagnose the neurological disability.