As anyone who has picked up a newspaper -- or stood in an unemployment line -- knows, creating jobs in today’s economic climate is a slow-lane struggle. In partnership with UA faculty and staff, two departments seek to use campus breakthroughs to accelerate lane changes.
At The University of Alabama, numerous researchers embark on the challenge to bioengineer systems, specifically in breast cancer detection, cancer treatment options and robotic prosthetics.
Similarities abound between Donald Trump and The University of Alabama's Dr. William "Bill" Gathings. No, maybe not the hair, but each has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit, and both are ardent promoters of a business-based competition with a reality TV show feel. Ok, so with Trump, it’s more than the feel of reality TV.
Think, for a second, about the size of a red blood cell. Now, imagine anything that’s about 7,000 times smaller. That would be a nanometer. It’s also representative of the world in which a host of University of Alabama researchers are involved.
Dr. Hideo Fujiwara, a University of Alabama physicist, has sung the praises of the campus’ information storage research center to some of the world’s biggest electronic names, but he can frequently be heard singing a different tune.
Shiny, black magnetic films, about the size of a penny and made by University of Alabama researchers, are central to a discovery of how to conduct resistance-free electricity in a manner previously thought impossible.
The Licensing Executives Society named an agreement between The University of Alabama and chemical giant BASF one of its “2006 Deals of Distinction” in connection with its annual meeting in New York City in August.
An effort led by a University of Alabama chemist has demonstrated a new way to dissolve and use cellulose – found in the cell walls of trees and other plants – in producing environmentally friendly materials that UA researchers say have potential for the automotive, packaging and textile industries.
A University of Alabama chemistry class will explore different bacteria, including ones that eat sulfur and rock, through funding supplied by a National Science Foundation Award. Dr. Kevin Redding, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently was awarded the NSF CAREER Award and the Robin Hill Award for his groundbreaking photosynthesis research.
When she enrolled at UA as a freshman in 2002, Caitlin Prickett never considered she would soon begin modifying the "building blocks" that make up the genetic code of human life — pretty heady stuff for an undergraduate. But, as a participant in the University's Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Intern program, Prickett chemically alters these compounds, known as nucleosides, in the laboratory in attempts to better understand how cancerous tumors develop and to potentially help develop new leads in the fight against the dreaded disease.
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