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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 ...

MCI, Auburn Collaborate in Cancer Fight

Dr. Jennifer Scalici, a gynecologic oncologist with the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Cancer Institute, leads an MCI team partnering with Auburn’s poultry science department to determine if a compound developed inside the Mobile center can successfully prevent ovarian cancer in hens.

With testing set ...

A cluster of mutations in neurofibromatosis is an important risk factor for severe symptoms

Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D.

Research led by Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D., professor of genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, shows that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disorder ...

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 ...