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UA Undergraduate Student Earns Parkinson’s Research Fellowship

A senior microbiology major at The University of Alabama has been awarded a summer fellowship by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and American Parkinson Disease Association.

UA Trustees Establish Sport Technology Research Center

The University of Alabama will be home to a new center whose researchers will study the intersection of sports and technology, involving Crimson Tide athletics in an innovative approach to improve training and performance of athletes across the world.

Spin-off Company to Market, Sell UA-Developed Product

The University of Alabama licensed the technology behind a collapsible sideline tent designed to give better medical care to athletes to a spin-off company that will develop, market, manufacture and distribute the tent.

UA Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Everglades’ Greenhouse Gases

Two University of Alabama researchers, along with their collaborators, recently received $834,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue their study of greenhouse gases in the Everglades.

UA Psychology Professor Garners NIH Research Award

Dr. Ian McDonough, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Alabama, has been named a winner of the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honors, a paper competition of the National Institutes of Health.

UA Astronomer Explores Universe through Remote-Controlled Telescope

Access by the astronomers at The University of Alabama to the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope in the Canary Islands will benefit both research and students at UA.

UA Researchers Expand Opportunities with Upgraded Atom Probe Technology

A new, powerful microscope recently installed at The University of Alabama will expand exploration into nanotechnology and geological sciences, helping research into fundamental science and spurring economic development.

UA Research Could Be Used to Counter Global Warming

Science Advances, one of the world’s top, multidisciplinary, highly selective, online-only research journals, has published an article about how much carbon dioxide – the primary greenhouse gas that causes global warming – in the atmosphere can be reduced by natural regrowth of secondary forests in the Latin America neotropics. A total 60 scientists from throughout Latin America and the U.S. wrote the research article, titled “Carbon Sequestration Potential of Second-Growth Forest Regeneration in the Latin American Tropics.” Two of the authors are geography professors from The University of Alabama’s Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab. Dr. Eben Broadbent, an assistant professor who is listed as second author on the article – a ranking system showing the amount of work each author contributes – and Dr. Angelica Almeyda Zambrano, is an adjunct professor who is listed as fifth author.

2 UA Students Recognized at Honors Research Conference

Two students from The University of Alabama Honors College earned awards at the 15th annual University of Alabama System’s Honors Research Conference, held on the University of Alabama Huntsville campus in April.

UA Researcher Helps Unlock Bio-Diversity Mystery

The discovery of a deep-water seaweed that evolved into a multicellular plant more than 540 million years ago has added a new branch to the tree of life, according to a biologist at The University of Alabama.

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