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UA Researcher Finds Links among Depression, Sleep Problems, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Patricia Parmelee, director for the Center for Mental Health and Aging at The University of Alabama, has discovered links between high levels of pain and symptoms of depression exacerbated by a combination of sleep disturbances due to pain.

UA Faculty to Discuss Alabama Greece Initiative Projects

University of Alabama faculty members who traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May will participate in an Oct. 22 symposium in which they will discuss their ongoing collaborative projects with faculty at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

UA Students Selected for Environmental Contest

A team of University of Alabama students were selected for a national competition to design solutions to challenges facing the environment, the federal Environmental Protection Agency announced.

UA to Test Virtual Environments for Preventing Marijuana Use by Youth

Few studies of prevention and intervention of adolescent marijuana use have included contextual cues, like environments and interactions, a gap in literature Dr. Amy Traylor, assistant professor of social work at The University of Alabama, hopes to fill with a virtual reality-based study of adolescents’ reactions to contextual cues.

Nanotechnology-Biotechnology Conference to Bring Researchers to UA 

Approximately 200 researchers from across the state are expected to attend a scientific forum on nanotechnology Oct. 23-24 on The University of Alabama campus.

Students’ Religiosity More Influential than Education in Views on Evolution, UA Research Shows

College students’ views on evolution are shaped significantly more by religiosity than education, according to a survey of Southern students by University of Alabama researchers.

UA Psychologists Receive Grants to Expand ‘Coping Power’ Research

The University of Alabama Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems recently received a pair of grants totaling more than $2.2 million to expand Coping Power, a children’s behavioral therapy program co-designed by Dr. John Lochman, a UA professor.

UA Researchers Develop Novel Method for Making Electrical Cellulose Fibers

By using liquid salts during formation instead of harsh chemicals, fibers that conduct electricity can be strengthened, according to a patent issued to a team of researchers at The University of Alabama.

UA Engages in Intervention Pilot Program for Childhood Obesity

Faculty from The University of Alabama and community members from Alabama’s Black Belt region have been awarded $45,000 to support a childhood obesity prevention plan through Project UNITED’s Intervention Pilot Program.

UA’s Culverhouse Partners with Lockheed Martin to Create Research Lab

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce is partnering with advanced technology company Lockheed Martin to combine academia and industry to create a first-of-its-kind data analytics laboratory to help companies better compete in a global economy.

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