Desktop News | March 2023 A team of scientists from the Kocot lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama will be embarking on an exciting journey to the Eastern Antarctic from March 7 – May 4, 2023. The expedition, funded by the National Science Foundation, is aimed at documenting and describing the region’s invertebrate animal biodiversity and studying their evolutionary history. “Most of the participants on this cruise are students or postdocs and for most, […]
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Using NASA’s flagship space telescope for X-ray astronomy, students at The University of Alabama discovered the first evidence for giant black holes in dwarf galaxies on a collision course, according to findings published recently.
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Several projects are lining up to take advantage of the capabilities offered by a recently installed MRI, helping UA researchers gain a deeper understanding of how the human brain works.
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During the past academic year, Dr. Jack Dunkle and Dr. Bulent Tosun received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational experience.
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From the UA News Center | Working with a national laboratory, researchers at The University of Alabama are investigating how the role of the patchwork of small drainage spots across the Southeast is changing as flooding becomes more frequent. The data collected from small, inland wetlands by the research team will be used to enhance ecosystem and climate models the federal government provides to the scientific community as well as organizations involved in water and land management. The work is […]
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In a study led by Dr. Alberto Perez-Huerta, UA professor of geological sciences, researchers have shown a method that can provide strong data in determining the origin of life on Earth and whether life existed on other planets.
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Researchers at The University of Alabama contributed to an investigation of how an Antarctic ice sheet melted thousands of years ago will improve contemporary climate models and projections of rising sea level.
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Three researchers from the UA Department of Physics and Astronomy are part of 250 scientists and engineers from 39 institutions collaborating on the LUX-ZEPLIN, or LZ, experiment to detect dark matter particles.
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Research involving The University of Alabama created an easier way to detect harmful levels of heavy metals in water, which could help improve human health by boosting detection efforts by regulatory agencies, water utilities and commercial fishing.
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From the UA News Center | Researchers at The University of Alabama were part of a national investigation that identified a new candidate therapeutic target for Parkinson’s Disease, according to recently published results. The discovery is part of a movement within the biological and medical research communities to find promising avenues to treatment after decades of frustration in finding a way to prevent or halt the disease that affects more than 10 million people globally with more than 60,000 Americans diagnosed […]
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