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Alabama researchers energize efforts to aid search for COVID-19 therapies

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Alabama’s bioscience researchers and organizations have mobilized to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to advance urgent work that could lead to new treatments and vaccines. This includes Birmingham-based TriAltus Bioscience LLC, which developed protein purification technology to support research into a new COVID-19 vaccine...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama connections run strong in NASA picks for moon lander systems

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NASA today selected three U.S. companies to design and develop a human landing system for its return mission to the Moon – and the program stands to have a strong Alabama connection. “With these contract awards, America is moving forward with the final step needed to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024, including the incredible moment when we...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham firm provides high-tech helping hand to companies in COVID-19 crisis

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During the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies are wrestling with the challenges of travel bans and social distancing practices, but one Birmingham firm is offering a way to keep business operations going through mobile augmented reality technology. Help Lightning’s high-tech solution allows technicians to remotely...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn engineers repurpose CPAP machines into emergency ventilators

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Auburn University engineers have developed a way to convert CPAP machines into emergency ventilators, a valuable tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The design, called RE-InVENT, is one of several efforts at Auburn to aid healthcare workers in Alabama and beyond. Faculty...

Written by Dawn Azok

3-D printers join race to produce face shields for healthcare workers

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Doctors and nurses caring for COVID-19 patients at Birmingham’s UAB Hospital will soon receive protective face shields thanks to 3-D printing technology and a partnership involving the Alabama Productivity Center at The University of Alabama, Alabama Power and UAB’s School of Engineering. Alan Hill,

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Friends launch Local Distancing to support Birmingham businesses

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Three friends in Birmingham were wrestling with a major dilemma created by the coronavirus pandemic: How can you lend support to your favorite restaurants and local businesses while maintaining the proper social distancing practices? Their solution -- a pay-it-forward approach. Local Distancing, an online...

Written by Jerry Underwood

UAB to participate in global clinical trial for coronavirus treatment

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced that it will take part in an NIH-sponsored global clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel therapeutic agents in hospitalized adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The drug remdesivir will be the first agent evaluated in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

UAH lab joins supercomputing effort to find drugs against COVID-19

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A researcher at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is joining an effort involving the world's fastest supercomputer to screen compounds that could be effective against the pandemic COVID-19 virus. Dr. Jerome Baudry, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama researchers join global fight against COVID-19 disease

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Scientists and researchers in Alabama are engaged in the global effort to stem threats posed by the COVID-19 disease. Today, Huntsville’s Diatherix announced that it has developed a highly sensitive and specific assay, or test, for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Apple CEO kicks off Ed Farm tech education initiative in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Ed Farm, a groundbreaking education program supported by Apple to prepare students and communities for jobs of the future, was launched today in Birmingham. Apple CEO Tim Cook – a native of Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University – was...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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