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Scientists Emphasize Metabolites’ Role in Understanding Disease

Overreliance on genetic-centered approaches in predicting, diagnosing and treating disease will lead to few future scientific breakthroughs, cautioned a researcher who co-authored an article advocating for a greater emphasis on the body’s...
4/2/2014 10:00 PM EDT

The Surgeon General's Report at 50: Not a Golden Anniversary

A University of Alabama veteran anti-smoking strategist argues that efforts to reduce smoking have become more symbol than substance in a new documentary recently released online.
1/9/2014 10:15 AM EST

Chemist Leads Supercomputer Effort to Aid Nuclear Understanding

Two of the nation’s fastest supercomputers will aid a research team, led by a computational chemist, in guiding both the development of new nuclear fuels and clean-up efforts from past nuclear fuel and weapon production.
12/16/2013 10:00 AM EST

Patented Technology Could Lead to More Reliable Renewable Energy Systems

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Renewable energy sources such as wind-powered generators can be more reliable and efficient by better controlling the process of getting electricity onto the power grid, according to research at The University of Alabama.
12/3/2013 11:00 AM EST

University of Alabama Researchers Look to Butterflies to Improve Flight

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A better understanding of the aerodynamic properties of butterfly wings may lead to improved human-made flight, according to research at The University of Alabama recently funded by NSF.
11/6/2013 11:00 AM EST

UA Leads Study on Emotional Effects of Natural Disasters on Children

The study will examine a data set of at-risk youth compiled before the April 27, 2011 tornado, which killed 64 people. Researchers will study levels of exposure, peer relationships and physiological responses of more than 350 children and their...
10/8/2013 10:45 AM EDT

Computer Science Professor Hopes to Improve Open Software Development

Development of open-source software could be improved through understanding how isolated programmers collaborate, according to a research project funded by National Science Foundation.
9/26/2013 10:25 AM EDT

University of Alabama Professors Turn Zombies Into Teaching Tools

The popularity of the undead has led to a new, creative teaching platform in UA’s department of telecommunication and film.
9/23/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

UA Professor Authors ‘First True Survey’ of Fantasy Sport Leagues

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Dr. Andrew Billings, with co-author Dr. Brody Ruihley (University of Cincinnati), will release "The Fantasy Sport Industry: Games Within Games" Sept. 9.
9/4/2013 9:00 AM EDT

Nutrition Experts Offer Tips on Healthy Summer Eating for Kids

University of Alabama health and wellness experts offer tips on how to make children's snacks healthy, and fun.
6/20/2013 10:00 AM EDT

Child-Care Expert Offers Kindergarten Preparation Guidance

University of Alabama child-care experts offer suggestions on how to prepare children, and parents, for kindergarten.
6/19/2013 2:00 PM EDT

Expert in Welfare, Federal Assistance and Public Policy Offers Insight Into '47 Percent'

9/21/2012 1:55 PM EDT

Experts Ready to Discuss Southern Politics, Election Issues

UA experts stand prepared to field questions from the media on the upcoming South Carolina, Florida and Alabama primaries, as well as issues affecting the general election.
1/11/2012 12:00 PM EST

Experts Offer 15 Predictions for 2012

University of Alabama experts offer 15 predictions for the coming year. So, what’s ahead for 2012? Look for President Barack Obama to face, and defeat, a surprise Republican nominee, online doomsday groups to spike, the Occupy Movement to...
12/20/2011 11:00 AM EST

Expert Calls Bin Laden Killing 'Tremendous Blow to Al Qaeda'

Dr. Adam Lankford, assistant professor of criminal justice, is a noted expert on terrorism and terrorists.
5/2/2011 2:00 PM EDT

Internationally-Renowned Earthquake Expert at University of Alabama

Dr. John van de Lindt, professor of structural engineering at The University of Alabama, has vast experience with building structures and earthquakes. He has done extensive research in Japan, Chile and the US West Coast.
3/11/2011 12:00 PM EST

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