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UA Researcher Finds Gender Gap in Olympic Coverage is Narrowing

A University of Alabama researcher was part of a team who found that, in the combined 18 nights of NBC’s Sochi Olympic broadcast, male athletes received the plurality of the network’s primetime coverage, but not nearly to the extent of past Winter Olympic analyses.

UA Sports Communication Symposium Set for Feb. 28

The Alabama Program in Sports Communication’s second annual symposium will be Feb. 28 at The University of Alabama.

Biodiversity Experts Head to UA for Edward O. Wilson Symposium

International biodiversity experts will join Dr. Edward O. Wilson, a University of Alabama alumnus, for research presentations and forums on the state and future of biodiversity April 22-24.

January’s Winter Storm Increased Chances of Deadly Crashes in State’s Rural Areas, According to UA CAPS

Not surprisingly, vehicle crashes increased during the winter storm the last week of January in Alabama, but the iced roads shifted the risk of fatal crashes to rural roads away from the clogged roadways in the state’s urban metro areas, according to an analysis of crash data by researchers at The University of Alabama.

UA 3D Printing Lab Opens New Window into Cancer Research

The first 3D print of a G-quadruplex DNA sequence and its molecular structure was recently created at The University of Alabama in the UA 3D Printing Lab, allowing researchers a potentially valuable new tool in the fight against cancer.

UA Researcher Wins National Grant to Produce Children’s Health App

Dr. Kim Bissell received a grant from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication to create a smart app for children’s nutrition tracking.

UA Professor Finds Link Between Drinking Patterns, Alcohol ‘Cues’

The motivations for one to drink alcohol and patterns of future drinking can be related to the attentional narrowing – or zeroing-in – one has to a photograph of an alcoholic beverage, according to a psychology professor at The University of Alabama.

Three Teams with UA Ties Set for Business Start-up Competition

Three companies affiliated with The University of Alabama are set to compete in a state-wide Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition.

Reprogrammed Protein Shows Neurologic Disease Treatment Promise, UA Research Shows

A protein naturally found only in single-cell organisms can, when reprogrammed in a laboratory, correct within animal models a hallmark trait associated with multiple neurodegenerative diseases, according to a paper co-authored by University of Alabama researchers and publishing today in the journal Cell.

Obama Honors Outstanding Young Scientists, including UA Researcher

President Barack Obama named a University of Alabama geologist among the researchers receiving the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.