A UA doctoral student’s collaborative research with the Smithsonian Institute revealed salamanders are shrinking – a phenomenon linked to climate change, researchers hypothesize.
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A Tuscaloosa-based surgeon’s theory related to chronic pain is likely headed for a clinical trial early next year, and it’s drawing support from a University of Alabama researcher who studies how viruses replicate.
John Clark doesn’t seem like a violent man. Yet, a group once wondered aloud whether he was one of those “foreigners who kills people and puts them in boiling water and extracts their fat to cook with.”
Some of the lowliest — not to mention lightest — of creatures are helping a University of Alabama scientist better understand the genetics behind weight gain.
A high-tech version of a basic principle used 8,000 years ago in reducing unwanted materials is at the heart of an effort by University of Alabama scientists to lessen the Gulf oil spill’s impact on fragile coastal marshes.
If you brushed your teeth this morning, poured dressing on your salad at lunch, or licked the cold sweetness of ice cream from your lips this afternoon, you’ve likely had a close encounter with algae.
A group of University of Alabama researchers regularly endure the Arctic’s frigid conditions to learn more about the relationships between the area’s free-flowing streams and the organisms that survive, even thrive, because of those streams.
When some people refer to “rural,” you think of farmland just outside small-town Alabama. When John Clark refers to “rural,” he’s talking two days’ travel from the nearest road.