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UA, Harvard Researchers Identify Potential Parkinson’s Therapeutic

Researchers at The University of Alabama were part of a national investigation that identified a new candidate therapeutic target for Parkinson’s Disease, according to recently published results.

June 15, 2022

Equitable Care Path Reduces Disparity in Sport-Related Concussions

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While previous work indicates Black patients of sports-related concussions suffer worse outcomes and receive lesser-quality care, a new study involving The University of Alabama shows that racial disparity is greatly reduced with equitable resources...

April 22, 2022

Want to be Happier? Plan a Vacation

According to research done at The University of Alabama, planning a vacation improves your overall happiness.

March 29, 2022

UA to Manage Remediation of Health Hazards in Black Belt Homes

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UA SafeState and the Alabama Life Research Institute are managing a project remove environmental and safety hazards from some of Alabama’s vulnerable and underserved communities.

March 23, 2022

UA Technology to Aid National Nutrition Study

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A wearable device that tracks diet developed by researchers at The University of Alabama will be used as part of a study of individual nutritional responses.

February 15, 2022

UA Center to Address Substance Use Disorders and Health Equity

The University of Alabama will be home to a new research center dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of substance use disorders.

February 9, 2022

UA Part of Research Into Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality

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Researchers at the University of Alabama are partners in a statewide effort to tackle racial disparity in infant mortality in Alabama.

January 20, 2022

UA, State Partner to Train First Responders on Mental Health Awareness

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UA social work experts are partnering with state agencies to train first responders to identify, understand and respond to signs of substance use disorders and mental illnesses.

December 21, 2021

UA-led Project to Improve Patient Care in Rural Alabama

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With about $1.8 million in funding, The University of Alabama is leading an effort to significantly increase the emergency telemedicine capabilities in rural Alabama.

December 1, 2021

Despite Lingering Pandemic, State Businesses Remain Optimistic

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While not as confident in the economic outlook as they were earlier this year, state business leaders remain optimistic in growth through year’s end, according to the latest quarterly survey by The University of...

October 12, 2021

UA Programs Welcome Students Studying Rural Health Care

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UA's College of Community Health Sciences recently welcomed the 2021-2022 class of its Rural Medical Scholars and Rural Community Health Scholars programs.

October 5, 2021

UA Center to Spur Convergent Drug Innovation, Delivery

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Drawing upon expertise from across campus, a new center at The University of Alabama will help overcome obstacles keeping drug therapies that show promise in the lab from translating to an effective treatment for...

October 4, 2021

UA in Study of Frogs’ Ability to Rebound from Infectious Disease

A national team of researchers that includes The University of Alabama will examine whether frogs’ ability to survive certain infections helps enhance understanding of human responses.

September 23, 2021

Vaccine Access, Hesitancy Remain Barriers Among Black Alabamians

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Research from The University of Alabama found that addressing both hesitancy and access at the community level is important to increasing vaccination rates, particularly in African American communities.

September 17, 2021

Pandemic Study: People Under Stress More Sensitive to Message Tone

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A study involving more than 88,000 people from 47 countries conducted in the early months of the global coronavirus pandemic found people are less willing to take risks than before the pandemic.

September 16, 2021