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Chatbots for Dementia Patients and Caregivers Need More Work

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Systematic review of apps finds need for evidence-based chatbots that have undergone end user evaluation.

June 23, 2021

UA Researchers to Shed Light on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Cancer

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Using a Jell-O like model to study cancer, UA researchers hope to discover ways brain metastatic breast cancer evades drug therapies.

June 22, 2021

NIH Grant Supports UA Study of Acute Kidney Injury Treatment

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Researchers at The University of Alabama will study a novel nanomedicine treatment for acute kidney injury, a common disease with no federally-approved medication.

June 1, 2021

In Fly Model, Genetic Responses to Virus by Old Flies Prove Deadly

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In a study at The University of Alabama, aging fruit flies died faster than younger flies from a viral infection because of different genetic responses, lowering the older flies’ tolerance to the infection.

May 3, 2021

National Assessment Aims to Assist Needs of Women Veterans

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A national survey of women veterans hopes to provide the first comprehensive snapshot of the challenges they face transitioning to civilian life, providing veteran service organizations with data needed to expand outreach and better...

April 2, 2021

UA Research to Help Rural Residents with Hearing Loss

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A more than $2 million NIH grant will further work at The University of Alabama to improve the lives of those suffering from hearing loss in rural areas of the state.

February 8, 2021

Early Promise for Natural Compound in Combatting Parkinson’s

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A lab at The University of Alabama has shown a compound found in a common shrub in India exhibits neuroprotective effects against Parkinson’s disease characteristics induced by an herbicide in fruit flies.

February 5, 2021

UA Part of National Effort to Strengthen Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

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The research coalition is aimed at strengthening the community’s role and involvement in an equitable campaign.

December 17, 2020

Biomedical Sciences Team Joins The University of Alabama

Three professors will boost UA's research and innovation in the design and engineering of advanced drug delivery systems.

November 30, 2020

Study Highlights Link Between Depressive Symptoms and Stroke Risk

People with multiple depressive symptoms have an increased risk for stroke, according to findings from a collaborative study led by investigators at The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

October 29, 2020

UA-Developed App Tells Body Composition With Single Photo

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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.

October 8, 2020

Four Professors Receive Early Career Research Awards

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Over the summer, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for innovative research that will increase understanding of our world while boosting UA’s educational mission.

October 7, 2020

UA Supports Projects Collaborating Between the Arts and Sciences

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Three projects that integrate the arts with bio-psychosocial research were awarded support through a new Joint Pilot for Arts Research.

September 15, 2020

UA Team to Build Opioid Prevention, Recovery Network in State

A University of Alabama-led team of researchers is ready to implement a robust opioid prevention, treatment and recovery network in the state.

September 4, 2020

Research Finds Link Between COVID-19 Deaths, Morbid Obesity

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UA researchers found a statistically significant relationship between the prevalence of morbid obesity in a population and cases of — and deaths from — COVID-19.

August 20, 2020