Researchers at The University of Alabama hope to better understand how bacteria and viruses battle each other and, in the process, devise new strategies to combat antibiotic-resistant infections.
Dr. Jack Dunkle From the April 2018 Desktop News | A key to combating the rise of bacteria with resistance to antibiotics is grasping how bacteria ward off the drugs. With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at The University of Alabama and Spring Hill College hope their study of a common defense mechanism in bacteria will further development of therapies that could give a class of antibiotics a leg up in the microbial battle. “If we […]
Dr. Russell T. McCutcheon, the chair of the religious studies department at The University of Alabama, was recently appointed by the UA Board of Trustees as a Distinguished Research Professor.
From the April 2018 Desktop News | Adapting cognitive behavioral therapy and group pain education for disadvantaged patients improved their chronic pain, according to a study led by psychologists at The University of Alabama. It is the first rigorous trial to test if cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for patients of low socioeconomic status.Held at community health clinics serving low-income patients in mostly rural areas of Alabama, the study set out to find if simplifying cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, and […]
From the April 2018 Desktop News | A professor at The University of Alabama is part of an international team performing geological research in northeast Pakistan aiming to understand where possible oil and gas deposits reside beneath the surface. Dr. Delores M. Robinson, UA professor of geological sciences, joined a researcher from Pakistan to discover potential of hydrocarbon at the base of the Himalayas. The project is part of the U.S.-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Program, co-funded by the Department of State […]
Dr. Faythe Freese, a professor of organ at The University of Alabama, was recently awarded the esteemed Oswald Gleason Ragatz Distinguished Alumni Award by the Indiana Organists United, a branch of the Indiana University Alumni Association.