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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

CFDRC Developing Physiologically Realistic in vitro Tumor Microenvironment Platform

SynVivo-Tumor offers real-time analysis and visualization of drug delivery and cellular interactions and was showcased at the December ASCB meeting in San Francisco.

Alabama Scientists Win First CASIS Grants for Protein Crystallization in MicroGravity

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced its first research grant awards totaling $1.2 million for three projects advancing protein crystallization in microgravity.

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ASU Center for NanoBiotechnology Research Receives Nearly $5 Million Grant

ASU Center for NanoBiotechnology Research Receives Nearly $5 Million Grant

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NIH Awards $1.1M Grant to Mitchell Cancer Institute

The National Institute of Health (“NIH”) in Washington, D.C. has announced a grant of $1.1M to support Dr. Lewis J. Pannell’s work on an early stage screening test for ovarian cancer at the Mitchell Cancer Institute (“MCI”) and the University of South Alabama.

Scientific discovery at USA College of Medicine leads to new biotech company

A scientific discovery made at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine has helped launch a new biotech company in Mobile.