Researchers from the ICTA-UAB and the University of Maryland (UMD) demonstrate in a new study which sectors could put the entire U.S. economy at risk when global oil production peaks (‘Peak Oil”). This multi-disciplinary team recommends immediate action by government, private and commercial sectors to reduce the vulnerability of these sectors.
Detection of prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse is critical to ensure adequate monitoring of the affected children. A doctoral dissertation defended at the UAB compares the utility of maternal hair and meconium in detecting prenatal exposure to drug. The results suggest that maternal hair is more sensitive than meconium to detect exposure to cannabis.
A doctoral dissertation presented at CREAF, at the UAB, proposes an information system for the time tracking of protected areas, of changes in boundaries over time and those occurring during the process of legal procedures.
Cadmium is a contaminant element whose presence in the environment has increased in recent years and which can accumulate in the human body. A study in which a UAB researcher participated has developed a new device which not only detects cadmium in water but also simultaneously treats the sample.
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