Health & Medicine

Low Birth Weights in Blacks Tied to Racial Identity, Mom’s Age

Low Birth Weights in Blacks Tied to Racial Identity, Mom’s Age

A UA researcher examines the role of racial identity and acculturation on birth weight of black infants.

A graphic that reads "Faculty Research Day, Celebrating Excellence."

Ceremony to Celebrate Research by UA Faculty Rescheduled

Members of The University of Alabama faculty will be honored for their research contributions at the upcoming Faculty Research Day.

Conversation with Dr. Alan Blum

Dr. Alan Blum, Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair in Family Medicine at the UA College of Community Health Sciences, discusses why physicians need to be more active and creative in the

Neuroscientist to Discuss Brain Development at UA ALLELE Lecture

Neuroscientist and professor Dr. Michael Anderson will speak about the evolution of the brain, cognition and how our bodies relate to the way we think at the next Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the North Lawn Hall auditorium on The University of Alabama campus.

A Crimson Connection

A Crimson Connection

When a University of Alabama football player with an injured arm instinctively stiff-armed a defender in the 2015 Southeastern Conference Championship Game, he was able to do so thanks to doctors, athletic trainers, engineering students, professors and a 3-D printer.

Naturally Curious

Naturally Curious

For the boys at the Alabama Department of Youth Services’ Vacca Campus in Birmingham, they’re intrigued by the science behind their own behaviors.

A Deeper Look into Learning

A Deeper Look into Learning

In an education lab in the Tom Barnes Education Building on the Bryce Campus at The University of Alabama, Dr. Firat Soylu prepares an electroencephalography cap to be worn by a test participant.

UA Researchers Study Watermelon’s Effect on Blood Vessels

University of Alabama researchers are recruiting for a 10-week study to see how watermelon affects blood vessel function.

UA Professor Says Seeing Candy Causes Narrowed Focus

UA Professor Says Seeing Candy Causes Narrowed Focus

Halloween chocolate is everywhere: your office, home, prominent displays in grocery stores. Athough the adverse physical effects of indulging in chocolate are known before unwrapping the first of many pieces, the sight of Halloween candy also has psychological effects.