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Care could improve for dialysis patients with development of bionanomatrix gel with $2 million grant

End stage kidney disease affects more than 600,000 people in the United States. A team of physicians and researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and spinoff startup company Endomimetics is looking to improve the care for these patients with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. More ...

NSF grant funds UAH optics major’s research on ultrafast nanophotonics

Thanks to a supplemental grant from the NSF, UAH senior optical engineering major Dane Rich was able to spend the summer conducting research on ultrafast nanophotonics under the supervision of Dr. Lingze Duan.

When Dr. Lingze Duan, associate professor in the Department of ...

Southern Research & Bionetix collaboration seeks novel cancer drug that targets a genetic switch

Southern Research and Bionetix Inc., a South Korea-based biotech firm, have signed a research and license agreement to develop a new anti-cancer drug that affects a key genetic switch associated with suppression and regulation of the growth of certain types of cancer. The goal of the research is to develop a novel drug that would block, ...

iXpressGenes (iXG) has been awarded a $1M DoD contract to develop extremophile-derived antibiotics

Huntsville, Ala. — iXpressGenes (iXG) has been awarded a $1,000,000 Phase II Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation contract to develop extremophile-derived antibiotics to protect soldiers from biowarfare agents and “superbugs.” Selection was based on achievements during the Phase I project to now continue development and maturation of discovered ...

A bioactive molecule may protect against congestive heart failure

Scientists have shown that by giving mice a form of the fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule called lipoxin, improved heart function after a heart attack, as the lipoxin prompted early activation of the resolving phase of the immune response without altering the acute phase. This suggests lipoxin may have ...

Diatherix receives the Corporate Innovator of the Year award

... Diatherix is receiving the Corporate Innovator of the Year award in the large company category for its pathogen detection technology, enabling health care providers to determine multiple infection sources and figure out the cause of infection with more precision. See complete article here...
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University of South Alabama Alum Receives $800K NIH Grant

Dr. Michael Francis, assistant professor of Physiology and Cell Biology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, poses for a portrait in the confocal microscope lab at the Medical Sciences Building, Friday, July 21, 2017.

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HudsonAlpha associate company iCubate® earns FDA clearance for innovative bloodstream infection detection test

iCubate’s “ARM-PCR” technology, integrated platform and initial assay now available for United States Clinical Laboratories Huntsville, Ala. – iCubate®, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostic device company located on the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus, announced today that it has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
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Auburn to host Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition

Local entrepreneurs who have a great product or service to share with the public are in luck: Alabama Launchpad has chosen Auburn as the home of its second regional competition for startups.
The competition, slated to begin this fall, is a result of a partnership among ...

New grant will fund research of biomechanical markers in glaucoma

glaucoma markersThis study may explain why individuals of African descent are at the greatest risk of developing glaucoma.Massimo A. Fazio, Ph.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology, and Christopher A. Girkin M.D., have received a four-year, $2.55 million R01 ...