Research

Up, Up and Away!

  • November 1, 2004

University of Alabama engineering researchers can now be seen high in the sky. After many years of analyzing air-quality on the ground, UA is the second university in the country operating a Sky Arrow airplane investigating global climate change causes and impacts.

Underground Weather Reports

  • October 19, 2004

One of Alabama’s popular spots under the ground is helping University of Alabama scientists understand more about global warming on top of the ground.

Innovative Classes and Research Give UA Chemistry Professor Two Achievement Awards

  • September 29, 2004

A University of Alabama chemistry class will explore different bacteria, including ones that eat sulfur and rock, through funding supplied by a National Science Foundation Award. Dr. Kevin Redding, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently was awarded the NSF CAREER Award and the Robin Hill Award for his groundbreaking photosynthesis research.

When the ‘Terrible Twos’ Don’t Go Away

  • September 17, 2004

A University of Alabama psychologist with international success in modifying aggressive behavior in children is working with dozens of elementary schools to further gauge his program’s effectiveness in reducing substance abuse risks.

Fish Tails Galore

  • August 26, 2004

It’s no wonder you can hear so many good fish tales in Alabama when you consider how many different types of fish tails can be found in the state’s waters.

Martian Minerals

  • August 1, 2004

Looking at rocks in Idaho might not be the first place that comes to mind in searching for clues to whether life exists on Mars, but that’s where The University of Alabama’s Dr. Eric Roden expects to begin his quest in November.

Gaining an Edge

  • July 18, 2004

When she enrolled at UA as a freshman in 2002, Caitlin Prickett never considered she would soon begin modifying the “building blocks” that make up the genetic code of human life — pretty heady stuff for an undergraduate. But, as a participant in the University’s Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Intern program, Prickett chemically alters these compounds, known as nucleosides, in the laboratory in attempts to better understand how cancerous tumors develop and to potentially help develop new leads in the fight against the dreaded disease.

UA Research on Rare Disorder Brings Insight into Epilepsy

  • June 12, 2004

Researchers at The University of Alabama, who have found a way to mimic epileptic seizures in the tiny roundworm C. elegans, have published their findings in the current issue of a top ranked scientific journal. The efforts could make the worm a powerful model for unraveling the molecular regulation of epilepsy, a condition that affects 2 percent of the population.

Protecting Environment Goes High Tech for Geographer

  • May 21, 2004

A University of Alabama geographer is monitoring the Gulf of Mexico’s water quality from a few hundred miles inland. In fact, with some assistance from a satellite orbiting some 438 miles above the Pensacola, Fla. area, he can measure the water’s ever changing quality from his office on the UA campus.