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UA’s Industrial Assessment Center Selected to Continue Mission

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The University of Alabama will continue its role as home to the state’s only Industrial Assessment Center that assists manufacturers in reducing carbon emissions and energy costs, while training the next generation of energy-efficiency...

September 16, 2021

Pandemic’s Effects on Traffic Crashes Linger

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Despite a drop in vehicle crashes this year in the state, fatal crashes have increased slightly, possibly because of lingering effects of the pandemic, according to research from The University of Alabama.

September 2, 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 Researchers Tackle Plastic Waste as Part of National Effort

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Researchers will experiment with more effective ways of breaking down hard-to-recycle plastics.

August 26, 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 Research Marks Continued Progress in Annual Report

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The second annual update to the Office for Research and Economic Development’s five-year strategic plan shows UA's research enterprise continues to grow.

August 23, 2021

Barrier Island Marine Ecosystem Altered by Storm Events

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UA researchers found storms affect the marine ecosystem around barrier islands longer than originally thought.

August 20, 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

State’s Economic Recovery Booming Just Before COVID-19 Resurgence

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Two snapshots of the state’s economy earlier this summer show recovery from the pandemic recession of 2020 exceeding expectations.

August 10, 2021

Rainforest Drought Intensified Disease, Death in a Brazilian Frog

Human-caused changes to the environment that exasperate droughts in a Brazilian rainforest intensify seasonal infections of a deadly fungus afflicting frogs and toads, causing localized mass deaths, according to research involving The University of...

August 9, 2021

Same Pandemic, Different Attitudes

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In a series of studies over the course of the global pandemic, research involving The University of Alabama examined the formation of risk perception and the drivers of participating in mitigation behaviors, and found...

July 28, 2021

Transformative UA, Alabama Power, Mercedes Initiative Moving Forward with State Support

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Cutting-edge Initiative with Mercedes, Alabama Power will Fulfill Critical Research and Workforce Needs of Booming Electric Vehicle Market

July 23, 2021

Independence Day Ups Instances of Deadly, Severe Traffic Crashes

Traffic crashes on Independence Day can be more severe and deadlier than most other days, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at The University of Alabama.

June 29, 2021

AWI Strategic Plan Addresses Global Water Research and Solutions

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The Alabama Water Institute has launched its five-year strategic plan to guide its mission of carrying out cutting edge and applied research for a more water-secure world.

June 25, 2021