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Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, Researcher Finds

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For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a researcher has found.
15-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Stark Differences in How Conservatives, Liberals Value Empirical Data

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A University of Alabama-led study surveyed participants in the Deep South and West Coast on the opportunity to view novel data on three topics - two of which were political - but weren't told of the results or who commissioned the studies....
13-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Son of One of First White Students at Meharry Medical College Creates Feature-Length Movie About His Father's Experience

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Poster for “Service to Man.” TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch recently completed a full, feature-length film that has been selected as one of 25 films to be showcased in the 20th American Black Film...
10-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Alabama Researcher Helps Unlock Bio-Diversity Mystery

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Using phylogenetic software to analyze algae from ocean depths of more than 100 meters, UA biologist Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista discovered multi-cellular structures that diversified more than 540 millions years ago
10-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Cite Evidence That Mosasaurs Were Warm-Blooded

Mosasaurs – an extinct group of aquatic reptiles that thrived during the Late Cretaceous period – possibly were “endotherms,” or warm-blooded creatures.
6-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UA Researcher Studies Cuba’s Coastal Forests in Anticipation of Tourism Increase

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Dr. Michael Steinberg, a University of Alabama associate professor in New College and geography, is conducting a study of the coastal mangrove forests in Cuba’s Zapata Peninsula and the Jardines de la Reina Garden of the Queen Marine Reserve...
4-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UA Study Details Brazilians’ Lack of Desire for Children, Marriage

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Researchers compared a 1984 study of Brazilians' mate preferences with one conducted in 2014 to see how an increased population and social shifts, like women holding leadership positions, have affected mating psychology and extant cultural values.
7-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Want to Avoid a Cold? Try a Tattoo or Twenty, says UA Researcher

There’s no known cure for the common cold, but receiving multiple tattoos can strengthen your immunological responses, potentially making you heartier in fighting off common infections, according to research by a trio of University of Alabama...
8-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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