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Small molecule inhibitor prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model

Sadanandan Velu, left, and Hui Wu

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that ...

HudsonAlpha Opens Hope Grows Garden: Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology held a grand opening for the “Hope Grows Garden: Breast and Ovarian Cancer,” to recognize its commitment to breast and ovarian cancer research and pay tribute to those people impacted by these devastating diseases. The ...
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Micron-sized hydrogel cubes show highly efficient delivery of a potent anti-cancer drug

Many potent anti-cancer drugs have major drawbacks — they fail to mix with water, which means they will have a limited solubility in blood, and they lack selectivity to cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Texas Tech University Health Sciences ...

Auburn University home to new pharmaceutical building

U.S. News and World Report ranks The Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University as one of the top 25 pharmacy schools in the country, and their new pharmaceutical building matches their ranking. The 37,000 square foot building took 16 months and $16.6 million to complete, but it is expected ...

HudsonAlpha hosts events highlighting Alzheimer disease research

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology recently hosted a series of events to highlight its current research efforts with Alzheimer disease. Nick Cochran, PhD, presented June 5 to HudsonAlpha supporters to kick off June’s Alzheimer and brain awareness month. In addition, HudsonAlpha president Richard M. Myers, PhD, and Nick ...

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 ...

Medical researchers thankful for $2 billion NIH funding increase

NIH will receive $2 billion in additional resources for the final five months of this fiscal year, was a delightful surprise.

HudsonAlpha to Analyze Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria Samples from Space

Photo - Shawn Levy
HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and the HudsonAlpha Genomic Services Lab will soon be analyzing samples of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that returned from space this weekend onboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule.The capsule carrying the samples and more than 3,000 pounds of other cargo ...
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HudsonAlpha crowdfunding campaign raising funds for breast cancer research

Logo- HudsonAlpha As part of breast cancer awareness month, HudsonAlpha has launched a crowdsourcing campaign to raise $25,000 for the HudsonAlpha Breakthrough Breast Cancer Fund. The Breakthrough Breast Cancer fund is raising $250,000 by Nov. 17 to fund the next breakthrough in breast cancer. The success of the crowdsourcing ...
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HudsonAlpha and The University of Alabama Education Partnership

Image - PartnershipA new collaboration between the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and The University of Alabama in Huntsville aims to strengthen the business skills of life science sector startups at HudsonAlpha and enhance the educational experience for UAH business students. The UAH College of Business Administration provides ...
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