Research

When Messages Matter Most

  • April 17, 2019

Professors in the College of Communication and Information Sciences are investigating how to improve weather alerts and messaging for vulnerable populations.

UA Researchers Look to Extend Shelf Life of Nutritious Vegetables

  • April 16, 2019

While helping small farms in Alabama, researchers at The University of Alabama and the University of West Alabama aim to help microgreens, young and tender vegetables packed with flavor and nutrition, extend their freshness after harvesting, along the way improving its value as both a food and agricultural product.

EPA Grant Assists in Understanding Wastewater Issues in Rural Alabama

  • April 9, 2019

With a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, researchers from environmental engineering and geology will build a model to quantify the extent of untreated raw sewage discharges from homes throughout five counties in the Black Belt, an economically depressed region in the state.

Researchers Uncover Critical Insights into Bacterial Immune Systems

  • April 4, 2019

Researchers at The University of Alabama discovered how a common skin bacteria wards off viruses by leveraging cellular processes normally not considered part of any immune system. This discovery constitutes another milestone in understanding how to harness bacterial viruses to combat antibiotic-resistant infections.

UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic

  • March 29, 2019

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address societal transportation needs.

A Step Forward

  • March 28, 2019

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are working to improve powered-prosthetics by linking them with sensors in hopes of creating a prosthetic that seamlessly works with the rest of the body to become a partner in movement without the need for manual tuning.

Storm Informers

  • March 21, 2019

A new documentary highlighting the role of broadcasters during disasters was recently released by a University of Alabama journalism professor.