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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

National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors

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During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational experience.

June 17, 2021

New UA Center to Fill Need for Understanding Water Security

As global demand for water increases alongside a predicted decrease in water quality and availability, The University of Alabama is taking a leadership role to ensure the nation can better manage risks to the...

June 16, 2021

Drone Resolution

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UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.

June 14, 2021

UA Research to Enhance Flood Resilience of Coastal Communities

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Researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research are working to develop advanced computational earth science and coastal models that help coastal communities prepare for flooding from tropical storms and hurricanes.

June 7, 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

Alabama Water Institute Names First Faculty Fellowship Recipients

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The Alabama Water Institute selected three UA faculty members as the inaugural fellows in the AWI Faculty Fellowship Program.

May 25, 2021

Earliest Forest Fires Evidence of Ancient Tree Expansion

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The Earth’s first forest fires appear to have occurred earlier than previously thought, pointing out a link between widespread wildfires and ancient tree evolution.

May 12, 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

President’s Faculty Research Award Recipients for 2021 Honored

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Members of The University of Alabama faculty were honored for their research and creative contributions as part of Faculty Research Day.

April 27, 2021

In Decade Since Devastation, UA Resiliency Leads to Lasting Change

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In the decade since the tornado on April 27, 2011, UA has become a leader in storm preparedness, opened avenues for research, and built deeper relationships with the community.

April 21, 2021

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Winners Honored

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This year’s winners highlight the ingenuity and dedication of those who rigorously pursued research and creative avenues outside the classroom.

April 16, 2021

UA Contributes to Unprecedented Observations of Black Hole

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Astrophysics researchers at The University of Alabama contributed to a global effort to give unparalleled insight into a black hole and the system it powers, and to improve tests of Einstein’s General Theory of...

April 14, 2021

Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds

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About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama.

April 12, 2021

State Business Leaders Expecting Economic Growth

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In the latest quarterly survey by researchers at The University of Alabama, business leaders in the state are feeling more encouraged about the economy than they have since the global pandemic began.

April 8, 2021