Recent News from the Community

EVONIK MARKS 40 YEARS OF PRODUCTION AT ITS MOBILE, ALABAMA SITE

Evonik Corporation celebrated 40 years of production at its Mobile, Alabama, site with four $10,000 donations to local organizations focused on science, education, workforce training and healthcare. The Mobile specialty chemical manufacturing site is Evonik’s largest in North America with more than 800 employees and an additional 400 contractors, making it one of the largest ...
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HudsonAlpha to host 10X Genomics scientist for seminar

Please join us for a HudsonAlpha Research Seminar at noon on Wednesday, December 13, in the HudsonAlpha auditorium. Deanna Church, PhD, will present a seminar titled “High Resolution Biology with 10x.” Dr. Church is the senior director of applications at 10x Genomics. In this role, she leads a diverse group of scientists who are developing approaches for improved genome analysis, ...
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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 additional funding pending progress at the end of the ...

Honors Student Wins Top Poster Award

Monica Sai Pasala won the best poster award at the recent National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Atlanta. Pasala is a junior biomedical sciences major from Birmingham who is also in USA’s Honors College. “It was a humbling and unique experience to present my poster at the conference,” Pasala said. “I also enjoyed interacting and receiving feedback from students ...
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Fall issue of “Perpetua” showcases undergraduate research at UAH

The fall issue of "Perpetua: The UAH Journal of Undergraduate Research" is currently available online. "This issue features a diverse collection of contributions from fields including business, nursing, chemistry, biology, computer science, and sociology," says Emily Hartsell, a junior biological sciences major who serves as the publication’s assistant editor-in-chief. "We would like to extend our warmest thanks to ...
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Experimental therapies for an unknown disease relieve a woman’s five-month suffocating odyssey

It all began with the simple task of burning leaves. Maybe there was some poison ivy among the leaves. Maybe not. Donna Lisenbee doesn’t really know. Neither do the physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who saved her life. They know she had severe lung damage. They know she had something called diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and ...
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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 ...