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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.

Lipid Deficiency Linked to Neuron Degeneration in UA 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 University of Alabama researchers.

UA Seeks Subjects for Research Study on Hearing

Adult volunteers 19 years or older are needed for a research study on hearing conducted by The University of Alabama’s department of communicative disorders.

Hyde Named Executive Director of UA Cyber Institute

Reginald D. Hyde, former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security in the U.S. Department of Defense, has been named executive director of the Cyber Institute at The University of Alabama.

UA Researchers to Embark on New Search for Mysterious Dark Matter

Three University of Alabama physicists are among dozens of researchers planning and developing a new international search for dark matter – invisible material scientists believe makes up roughly 27 percent of the universe’s mass.

UA Biology Student Receives Award, Cash Prize for Birth Defect Research

Kristin R. Di Bona, a doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant in The University of Alabama’s department of biological sciences, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Teratology Society’s Marie W. Taubeneck award.

Sleepy Students Emphasize Studies, Social Activity to Detriment of Health, According to UA Study  

College students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber, said a University of Alabama researcher who studies the topic.

UA Administrator Elected Chair of Federal Demonstration Partnership 

Members of a national initiative designed to reduce administrative burdens associated with federal research grants and contracts elected a University of Alabama administrator as its chair in results announced last week.

UA Start-Up Brings Health Device Concept to Friday’s Launchpad Competition

A University of Alabama start-up company developing a low-cost device for checking both muscle health and nerve cells will compete Friday in a business competition.

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