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BioAlabama looking to give new life to economic development with state network

BioAlabama is looking to formalize a life sciences network throughout the state to enhance economic development in an important industry that stretches to nearly every corner of Alabama. The state’s industry organization is aligned with the national Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO, the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotech centers and ...
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HUDSONALPHA TO HOST GENOMIC MEDICINE CONFERENCE IN MARCH

Huntsville, Ala. – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit research institute in Huntsville, Ala., will host the second Genomic Medicine Conference March 26-28, 2018. The Genomic Medicine Conference is an interdisciplinary and international program where physicians, researchers and other medical professionals will convene at the HudsonAlpha campus ...
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MCI, Auburn Collaborate in Cancer Fight

Dr. Jennifer Scalici, a gynecologic oncologist with the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Cancer Institute, leads an MCI team partnering with Auburn’s poultry science department to determine if a compound developed inside the Mobile center can successfully prevent ovarian cancer in hens.

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Biotech 201 registration opens Wednesday, January 10

Mark your calendar and save your seat early! Biotech 201 registration opens Wednesday, January 10 at 9 am. The Biotech 201 series is a follow-on course for those who have completed Biotech 101. The course is offered each February as four weekly sessions led ...
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A cluster of mutations in neurofibromatosis is an important risk factor for severe symptoms

Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D.

Research led by Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D., professor of genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, shows that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disorder ...

Biotech’s sweet home: Alabama?

  An established biotech ecosystem Alabama is the 24th largest state in the U.S., home to just under five million people. Rather than having one dominant center, the population of its four largest cities ranges from 180,000 to 212,000 people. Two of those cities, Birmingham and Huntsville, are considered the main biotech and life science hubs. According to ...
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iCubate® to present FDA cleared pathogenic bacteria detection system at AMP Meeting

Huntsville, Ala. November 13, 2017 – iCubate®, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostic device company, announced today that it will host a workshop presentation at the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP) meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The presentation will be on Wednesday, November 15 at 4 pm at the Calvin ...

Immunogenomics 2017 brings interdisciplinary discussions to HudsonAlpha

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s fifth annual Immunogenomics conference was held Oct. 2-4, 2017, on the biotech campus in Huntsville, Ala. More than 150 scientists and industry sponsors from 14 states and 12 countries around the world met to discuss this interdisciplinary area of study ...

New NIH-funded studies will examine risk factors for age-related diseases

Liou Sun, Ph.D.

biology lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham gains increased funding with the addition of two grants from the National Institutes of Health. The research team will use the funding to better understand the correlation between the biology of aging and neurodegenerative ...

Business Alabama publishes 2018 Economic Development Guide

Cancer research, plant genetics, medical devices, drug discovery and a myriad of variations on those themes make up the fabric of a strong bioscience sector throughout Alabama. Industry association BioAlabama counts some 660 bioscience frms and centers around the state, “spanning all sub-sectors of the biotech industry including ...