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UA Matters: Importance of Adequate Sleep

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Adam Knowlden offers insight into the importance of sleep and a few tips to help you rest well and awaken refreshed.

UA Matters: Preventing Diabetes

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Joseph Fritz provides some simple precautions that, if followed, can prevent or delay diabetes.

UA Professor Developing Wearable Device to Track Diet

A University of Alabama researcher is the lead on a $1.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Health to test the practical accuracy of a wearable sensor in tracking diet.

UA to Compete Against Texas A&M in Bone Marrow Registry Drive

The University of Alabama’s Be The Match On Campus student organization will hold a drive to add student names to the bone marrow registry and provide hope for blood cancer patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Ferguson Theatre. The drive, which is part of Be The Match’s first Cheek Week challenge, is being held in competition with the Texas A&M University chapter of Be The Match on Campus.

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.

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 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 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.

UA Discussion Focuses on Business Side of Patient-Centered Medical Home

The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences will host a panel discussion concerning the business side of a patient-centered medical home on July 25.

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