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Lipid Deficiency Linked to Neuron Degeneration in Lab Study

A type of lipid that naturally declines in the aging brain impacts – within laboratory models used to study Parkinson’s disease – a protein associated with the disease, according to a study co-authored by researchers in Louisiana and Alabama.
8-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Sleepy College Students Stressed by Jobs

College students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber, said a researcher who studies the topic.
20-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Shrimp, 30,000 Volts Help Start-up Land $1.5 Million for Uranium Extraction

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The U.S. Department of Energy selected a start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean.
17-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

UA Engineering Professor Hopes to Improve Carbon-Capture with Patented Technology

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Less than a year after patenting a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions, a University of Alabama professor was recently granted another patent with a different solvent to accomplish the same goal.
29-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Google Grant Helps UA Professor Offer Online Training to Teachers Nationwide

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Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, will lead a free, online course this summer to train more than 700 high-school teachers in a new computer-science course and College Board AP exam.
27-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Engineering Professor Awarded NSF CAREER Award for Robotic Prosthesis

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The National Science Foundation selected a University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor for a CAREER Award for his research into a robotic prosthesis that could help amputees walk better.
6-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes

Light-weight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes from a tornado into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls.
1-May-2014 12:25 PM EDT

E. O. Wilson Donates Career Awards to UA, Endows Fellows Program for Research

Dr. Edward O. Wilson, one of the most highly decorated scientists in the world and a University of Alabama alumnus, has made two major gifts to his alma mater with an approximate value totaling $500,000.
21-Apr-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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ISIS Aims to Show Toughness and Humiliation of Enemies, A Tactic That Appears to Be a Perfect Fit with the Other Psychological Strategies Employed by Extremist Organizations

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20-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

CO2 Capture Scale Up Is Needed and with Looming Regulations, Coal Is Still Part of Future Energy Landscape, Says @ProfBara @Bamaengineering

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29-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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.
4-Sep-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.
20-Jun-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.
19-Jun-2013 2:00 PM EDT

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

21-Sep-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.
11-Jan-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...
20-Dec-2011 11:00 AM EST

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