In China, as in the United States and the rest of the world, road traffic injuries are a leading killer of children five and over. And in more than one-fifth of cases, the children killed or injured are pedestrians, rather than vehicle occupants.

UAB Department of Biology professors Dr. Charles Amsler and Dr. Jim McClintock, along with co-PIs Dr. Katrin Iken (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), Dr. Aaron Galloway (University of Oregon), and Dr. Andrew Klein (Texas A&M University), secured a $880,000 NSF grant to investigate brown macroalgae in the northern portion of the western Antarctic Peninsula region.

When Christina Rodriguez, Ph.D., was in high school, she volunteered at a child abuse shelter. “I saw a baby in a body cast,” she recalls, “and I said, ‘I need to do something to stop this.’”

Friday, 14 December 2018 07:53

Weaving new materials with DNA strands

The metals industry built Birmingham after the Civil War, and biomedical research at UAB helped save the Magic City after the American steel industry collapsed a century later. Now, a UAB physicist is working on a project that ties these two economic pillars together — using DNA.

An interdisciplinary research study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Computer Science delved into the correlation between social health disorders and cyber phishing.

The paper predicts the probability of basketball players achieving the prestigious honor of being granted access to the Hall of Fame. 
This Ph.D. training targets a Department of Education “area of national need.”
Underrepresented minorities make up about 30% of the U.S. population but only 5% of U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctorates.
A new series of multilingual video animations developed by researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences helps kids around the world connect to science.
Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, and colleague secure a $60,000 Binational Science Foundation Start-Up Grant to investigate the response to temperature and ocean acidification in the Levantine region of the Mediterranean Sea.
Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:09

The constant gardeners

Biology professors Karolina and Shahid Mukhtar dig for discoveries to protect crops worldwide.

Understanding the physics of superconductors starts with understanding and manipulating their physical makeup to more efficiently conduct energy.
James McClintock, Ph.D., provides insight into the impact of greenhouse gases on the planet and its oceans.

The premiere lecture in the new PAINTalks Speaker Series will feature Dr. Roger Fillingim, a world-renowned clinical researcher in the field of chronic pain and past-president of the American Pain Society.

Stephen A Watts has been selected to chair the organizing committee for the ORIP/DPCPSI/OD-NIH workshop on “Defining Nutrition in Zebrafish and other Biomedical Research Diets: Needs and Challenges.”

Dr. Lauren Rast, Instructor of Physics and Project Leader for UAB Physics Online Education Project, offered her particular expertise in understanding how lightning works and how to stay safe.

A satellite or a spacecraft that better resists micro-meteor strikes. A new catalyst that lowers the cost of a major petroleum feedstock for plastics and slashes greenhouse gas emissions. These are possible payoffs from an inaugural collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Southern Research.

Follow our new series on research happening in the Department of Biology. Today's installment features recent papers from The Krueger-Hadfield Lab.

UAB in Antarctica has fruitful research season on Earth’s southernmost continent.
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