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  • October 19th, 2020

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UA-DEVELOPED APP TELLS BODY COMPOSITION WITH SINGLE PHOTO Technology developed through research at The University of Alabama is available in major mobile app stores, ready to revolutionize how people track their health and fitness progress. The Made Health app allows users to accurately measure muscle and fat by taking a single photo of themselves. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at adam.jones@ua.edu

DISRUPTION TO TINY LIFE CAN LEAD TO BIG CHANGES IN WARMER CLIMATE   New research from The University of Alabama supports the growing consensus that, while some animals will find it difficult to adjust to predicted warmer temperatures, a more widespread effect of a changing climate is disruption in how ecosystems function. A project led by UA researchers, shows a warming climate can kick off a domino effect of disruptions that reach the tiniest lifeforms in an ecosystem that, in turn, produce big changes to animal life and the food chain, according to results published recently in Nature Climate Change. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at adam.jones@ua.edu.

ARBORETUM TO HOST DRIVE-THRU HALLOWEEN EVENT The University of Alabama’s Arboretum is hosting its annual ‘ArBOOretum’ event in celebration of Halloween from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 25. The drive-thru event will provide goodie bags to children containing candy and crafts related to online videos the UA Department of Biological Science will release teaching about Alabama’s substantial biodiversity in spooky ways, such as carnivorous plants, murderous invasive species and resurrection plants. For more information, contact Jamon Smith, UA Strategic Communications, at jamon.smith@ua.edu.

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