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Research in a Virtual World

Virtual Reality, in the hands of University of Alabama researchers, has a growing number of uses including potentially helping survivors of severe weather manage anxiety when new storms threaten.

Whistle While You Work: Researchers Try Unlocking Key to Happiness

What’s the key to happiness at work? University of Alabama researchers have found some answers.

Body Sensing

Want to eat healthier, exercise more or smoke less? A UA researcher’s wearable sensors may one day help you modify your behaviors.

Gardening While You Learn

Can’t get your child to eat his or her fruits or vegetables? University of Alabama research indicates gardening could change that.

Who Will Heal? Climate Change Disrupts Ancient Medical Tradition in Andes

Climate change is impacting Peruvian farmers and those who heal them. A UA researcher documents the story on film while trying to help sustain an ancient medical tradition.

Memory Motivation: Relative’s Struggle Inspires Researcher

A nursing professor’s intervention program is designed to improve seniors’ memories for everyday events like taking medications and paying bills.

A Slimmer Tomorrow

The University of Alabama takes an interdisciplinary approach to combating obesity in efforts to create “A Slimmer Tomorrow.”

Shaping Safer Scans

A patented technique relying on shape manipulation of nanoparticles offers potential for safer MRIs.

Who Will Deliver My Baby?

A University of Alabama physician addressed why family physicians have stopped providing maternity care and offered suggestions on how to alleviate the problem in a recent report.

Borrowing for Health

There is limited research on whether families use unsecured debt to finance health care expenses. Dr. Patryk Babiarz hopes to change that.

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