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UAB awarded $250,000 grant to uncover root causes of lupus

The Lupus Research Alliance recently awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham a one-year grant of $250,000 to investigate a new explanation for how lupus develops and the reason some people, particularly blacks, are at greater risk for flare-ups and kidney disease. The work will be reviewed for ...

UAH’s New Faculty Research Program awards over $100,000 to 11 faculty members

Dr. Shannon Mathis is one of 11 new tenure-track faculty members to receive funding through the New Faculty Research Program, which is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Dr. Mathis’ research focuses on reducing fall risk and ...
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New NIH-funded studies will examine risk factors for age-related diseases

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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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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 ...