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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

Partnership to Develop Kit to Discover Drugs From Natural Sources

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Researchers at The University of Alabama are leading a project with an industrial partner to develop a kit that speeds discovery of potential drug therapies from plants.

August 31, 2021

UA Research Helps Spot Racial Differences in Concussion Recovery

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Young Black and white athletes have different experiences after a sports-related concussion, according to a study involving a researcher at The University of Alabama.

August 24, 2021

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: What Does Alabama Need?

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Alabamians face many structural barriers to treatment of opioid addiction, such as access and transportation to treatment facilities as well as hostile attitudes among the public and family members to addiction, according to research...

August 23, 2021

UA Leading Effort to Increase Vaccinations in Rural Alabama

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In a partnership with community organizations, The University of Alabama is spearheading a project to get 70% of eligible people in the state’s Black Belt vaccinated against COVID-19 over the next year.

August 12, 2021

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