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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 ...

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 ...

Auburn University professor secures an additional $5 million to increase diversity in STEM workforce

Auburn University’s Overtoun Jenda, assistant provost for Special Projects and Initiatives and professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, secured an additional $5 million from the National Science Foundation for a five-year project that aims to diversify the workforce in the Black Belt region of Alabama ...

Treating the Whole Person Focus of $1 Million Grant

The outside of UA’s Capstone College of Nursing is shown.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  — Two University of Alabama researchers are hoping to improve both the mental and physical health of the people in Walker County, thanks to an almost $1 million grant. Drs. Monika Wedgeworth and Joshua ...

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.

University of South Alabama College ...

UAH, HudsonAlpha team as part of national $31.5 million genetics effort

Dr. Eric Mendenhall says the new ENCODE research will enable scientists to further explore how cells work.

Research that will be done by The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will provide a framework by which scientists can better understand ...

HudsonAlpha and UAB awarded $10 million for newborn whole genome sequencing project

Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit genomics and genetics research institute in Huntsville, Ala., in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been awarded a four-year, $10 million grant from the ...

A novel anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent inhibits glioblastoma growth and radiation resistance

Ichiro Nakano, M.D., Ph.D.

Glioblastoma is a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates, even after treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. A small subpopulation of tumor cells — glioma stem cells — is responsible for glioblastoma’s tumorigenesis, treatment resistance and subsequent tumor recurrence. A collaborative ...
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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 ...