Research

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UA Study: Avoid Travel After Dark During Thanksgiving Week

  • November 15, 2021

A study of Thanksgiving week vehicle crash data from the past five years in Alabama shows travel after dark increases risk for crashes and fatalities, leading to the conclusion that, if possible, all modes of transportation should be avoided after the sun goes down.

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UA, UAB Partner with NIH to study healthy child brain development

  • November 12, 2021

A diverse and multidisciplinary team of researchers at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Alabama was awarded a $7.1 million grant over five years to conduct a comprehensive study of risk and protective factors for healthy brain development in children.

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UA Center to Spur Convergent Drug Innovation, Delivery

  • October 4, 2021

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 patients.