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RESEARCHER DEVELOPING NEW TOXICOLOGY TEST TO PROTECT UNBORN CHILDREN

Southern Research reproductive toxicology scientist Paul Bushdid, Ph.D., is working to develop a new, cost-efficient laboratory test to evaluate hazards to unborn children posed by potential medicines, chemicals and other agents. Bushdid’s in vitro toxicology model, based on a chicken embryo, promises to deliver significant benefits. For one thing, the model should produce more rapid hazard assessments of potential ...
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UAH’s New Faculty Research Program awards over $100,000 to 11 faculty members

Eleven new tenure-track faculty members at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will share $107,059 in 2017/2018 New Faculty Research awards from UAH’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED). "Scholarly research is ingrained in the educational culture at UAH and the New Faculty Research Program provides seed funding to germinate innovative research ...
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iCubate® to present FDA cleared pathogenic bacteria detection system at AMP Meeting

Huntsville, Ala. November 13, 2017 – iCubate®, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostic device company, announced today that it will host a workshop presentation at the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP) meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The presentation will be on Wednesday, November 15 at 4 pm at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. The presentation, titled ...

Precision medicine trial offers hope for patient

Three days before the arrival of Hurricane Nate in October, 71-year-old James Dukes of Loxley was on a customer’s roof trying to repair it before the expected onslaught of rain. This activity was in stark contrast to his arrival by wheelchair at an appointment at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute in January of 2017, 50 pounds lighter ...

Immunogenomics 2017 brings interdisciplinary discussions to HudsonAlpha

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s fifth annual Immunogenomics conference was held Oct. 2-4, 2017, on the biotech campus in Huntsville, Ala. More than 150 scientists and industry sponsors from 14 states and 12 countries around the world met to discuss this interdisciplinary area of study that applies genomic technologies to understanding the immune system and disease development. Topics ...

New NIH-funded studies will examine risk factors for age-related diseases

A 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 diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. The mechanisms responsible for the age dependence of the onset of ...

Business Alabama publishes 2018 Economic Development Guide

Cancer research, plant genetics, medical devices, drug discovery and a myriad of variations on those themes make up the fabric of a strong bioscience sector throughout Alabama. Industry association BioAlabama counts some 660 bioscience frms and centers around the state, “spanning all sub-sectors of the biotech industry including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hospitals, research testing ...

HudsonAlpha to host computational biology seminar

Please join us for the next HudsonAlpha Research Seminar at noon on October 11 in the HudsonAlpha auditorium featuring Leon Hardy, PhD. Hardy holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of New England in Armidale, Australia, and a masters in physics from the University of Central Florida. He is a lecturer in physics at the University of South ...

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 than 80 percent of the affected patients use hemodialysis as ...

AGHI recognized as top collaboration in the southeast

Atlanta, Ga. – University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology were recognized for their groundbreaking collaboration in genomics at the annual Health Connect South symposium in Atlanta, Ga. The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) was one of several collaborations aimed at improving health to be recognized at the event. AGHI is aimed at preventing and treating disease, including certain types ...