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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 sequencing technologies and more. The meeting format includes daytime plenary sessions featuring invited ...
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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 funding, so our increases in funding truly underscore the importance ...

BioAlabama looking to give new life to economic development with state network

BioAlabama is looking to formalize a life sciences network throughout the state to enhance economic development in an important industry that stretches to nearly every corner of Alabama. The state’s industry organization is aligned with the national Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO, the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotech centers and related organizations. Peggy ...
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HUDSONALPHA TO HOST GENOMIC MEDICINE CONFERENCE IN MARCH

Huntsville, Ala. – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit research institute in Huntsville, Ala., will host the second Genomic Medicine Conference March 26-28, 2018. The Genomic Medicine Conference is an interdisciplinary and international program where physicians, researchers and other medical professionals will convene at the HudsonAlpha campus to discuss new findings, best practices, and challenges in the full implementation of ...
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A blueprint for future blood-nerve barrier and peripheral nerve disease research

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 water, ions, solutes and nutrients that can reach the axons, or electric cables ...
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AU president announces new graduate fellowships

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 over three years, consisting of $1 million from the university and $2 million from the respective ...

USA Researchers Aid in Fight Against Superbug

Researchers at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine are aiding in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria — an ever increasing issue of importance in public health. Dr. Jonathon Audia, associate professor of microbiology, and Dr. Diego Alvarez, associate professor of physiology and cell biology, have developed a vertically integrated research program to study Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a ...

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 (amyotrophic lateral ...
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Can stem cell exosome therapy reduce fatal heart disease in diabetes?

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 cells or diabetic hearts, that diabetes impairs this removal of dead heart-muscle cells. They believe ...

MCI, Auburn Collaborate in Cancer Fight

With testing set to begin “any day” on a potential preventive drug targeting ovarian cancer, the project’s lead researcher said perseverance and timing helped forge a “perfect partnership” that could foster future collaborations – and hopefully breakthroughs. “Our collaboration with Auburn University has been critical in helping this all fall into place, and I really think ...