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Dr. Bo Xu, left, chair of Southern Research’s oncology department, works with Josh Fried, a researcher in his lab.

Southern Research oncology researcher Dr. Bo Xu, M.D., Ph.D., says new research suggests combining an experimental enzyme blocker and a standard chemotherapy drug could improve treatments ...
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HudsonAlpha launches national educator academy

Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s Educational Outreach team is bringing its popular genomics teacher training to a national audience. For the first time, the professional development workshop, Genetic Technologies for All Classrooms (GTAC) will be offered to teachers across the country. 
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Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama presents its largest donation to UAB

Andres Forero, M.D., head of the UAB breast cancer research program, left, Carol Myers, president of the BCRFA Board of Directors, and Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama presented $950,000 — its largest donation to date — to the UAB Comprehensive ...

HudsonAlpha researchers to present at international genomics conference

HudsonAlpha researchers will join leading genomics experts at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting in Orlando, Fla. February 12-15. AGBT is a genome science and technology conference where top researchers, leaders and innovators collaborate and discuss new discoveries in genomics, advances in DNA ...
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UAB research funding continues to increase

The University of Alabama at Birmingham had $538 million in research expenditures in 2016, and ranked No. 15 nationally among public universities and No. 31 overall in federally funded research in 2016, according to data released by the National Science Foundation. “Competition has never been more fierce for research ...

A blueprint for future blood-nerve barrier and peripheral nerve disease research

Eroboghene Ubogu, M.D.

Human peripheral nerves — all the nerves outside of the central nervous system — are protected by the blood-nerve barrier. This is a tight covering of endothelial cells that maintains the microenvironment within the nerves by restricting the amounts or types of ...
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AU president announces new graduate fellowships

New Auburn University president Steven Leath

Auburn University President Steven Leath is establishing a new graduate fellowship program to support research and innovation by Auburn doctoral students, while enhancing their careers as academic and societal leaders. The Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship program will provide $3 million ...

USA Researchers Aid in Fight Against Superbug

USA researchers Dr. Jonathon Audia, right, and Dr. Diego Alvarez recently developed a model of bacterial sepsis and pneumonia that can aid in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Researchers at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine are aiding in the fight ...

HudsonAlpha receives $40,000 grant for ALS sequencing project

Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Crestwood ALS Care Clinic, a National ALS Association Treatment Center of Excellence in Huntsville, Ala. In this collaborative project, called Impacting ALS, HudsonAlpha scientists will conduct genomic sequencing and analysis of ALS patients to better understand the underlying cause of the disease. ALS ...
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Can stem cell exosome therapy reduce fatal heart disease in diabetes?

Prasanna Krishnamurthy, DVM, Ph.D.

Macrophage cells routinely remove dead or dying cells to maintain the body homeostasis. Such removal becomes crucial after serious injury, especially the repair of dead heart muscle after a heart attack. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have preliminary data, with cultured ...