Matt Windsor

Matt Windsor

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UAB will be a statewide hub for developing a new generation of components for spacecraft, power plants and biomedical implants thanks to crush- and corrosion-resistant spark plasma sintering technology.

Fear and self-loathing play a role in conditions from cancer to HIV and COVID-19, spurring a flood of new NIH funding for stigma research. This summer, UAB researchers led — and participated in — a first-of-its-kind “crash course” to bring more investigators into the field.
Long-time season ticket-holders — and a proud first-timer — reveal what they love about Blazer Football and what they’re looking forward to most at UAB’s first home game Oct. 2.

Two UAB researchers — a SARS-CoV-2 expert and a vaccine researcher — discuss the prospects for future mutations.

With a $1 million-plus grant from the National Science Foundation, Shahid and Karolina Mukhtar, associate professors in the Department of Biology, will use machine learning to identify new ways to boost crop production and train high school science teachers in cutting-edge gene studies.
Analyzing gene sequencing data and prescriptions for more than 3,300 participants in the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative, UAB researchers estimate 98.6% of Alabamians have actionable genotypes and “a significant proportion are currently prescribed affected medications.”
A new program from the UAB Career Center has reached more than 160 faculty and staff with information on how to best support students in achieving post-graduation success.
Senior leaders responded to queries on returning to campus, working from home, vaccine requirements and safety, and more.
Research by Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D., explores the ways deep sleep improves cognition and resistance exercise boosts deep sleep. With a new grant, she is studying the best exercise prescription for people with Parkinson’s.
Drew Sayer, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the use of sequential multiple-assignment, randomized trials, known as SMARTs, for weight-loss research. His studies test several interventions at once to speed the search for solutions tailored to specific groups.
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