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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 ...

NSF grant funds UAH optics major’s research on ultrafast nanophotonics

When Dr. Lingze Duan, associate professor in the Department of Physics at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), received a five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), he knew he had a unique platform to integrate cutting-edge research with undergraduate education. Among the various opportunities enabled by the grant, he found one ...

Preventing autoimmune disease after a viral infection

The key weapon against viruses and bacteria that invade the body is production of antibodies, which act like guided missiles to attack and neutralize pathogens. But as the body throws its effort into making ever-better antibodies during an infection, the random mutations that create those ever-stronger antibodies may also produce antibody-producing B cells that attack one’s ...

Southern Research & Bionetix collaboration seeks novel cancer drug that targets a genetic switch

Southern Research and Bionetix Inc., a South Korea-based biotech firm, have signed a research and license agreement to develop a new anti-cancer drug that affects a key genetic switch associated with suppression and regulation of the growth of certain types of cancer. The goal of the research is to develop a novel drug that would block, ...

iXpressGenes (iXG) has been awarded a $1M DoD contract to develop extremophile-derived antibiotics

Huntsville, Ala. — iXpressGenes (iXG) has been awarded a $1,000,000 Phase II Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation contract to develop extremophile-derived antibiotics to protect soldiers from biowarfare agents and “superbugs.” Selection was based on achievements during the Phase I project to now continue development and maturation of discovered antibiotic candidates. iXG, a biotechnology company located on the HudsonAlpha Institute for ...

USA Developing Next Gen Forensic Tools

The University of South Alabama will partner with multiple industries and universities to develop the next generation of forensic science tools for government agencies, nonprofits and private industry. The Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) partnership received National Science Foundation (NSF) support to create a new Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science (CARFS), the ...
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UAH welcomes Kathryn E. Uhrich renowned chemist, professor and successful entrepreneur

Kathryn E. Uhrich, noted polymer chemist, successful entrepreneur and Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at The University of California, Riverside will be the guest speaker for the The University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAH) Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday, Sept. 28. Uhrich will give the public talk "Not Your Typical Aspirin," a ...
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