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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

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

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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

Innovation

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

High-ranking research programs power UAH aerospace collaborations

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace engineering researchers at The University of Alabama in Huntsville are modeling how a future U.S. spacecraft might be engineered for nuclear propulsion. They are also studying how reliable rocket engine components can be printed using advanced manufacturing techniques. These two...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Research funding jumps 43 percent at the University of South Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – Research funding at the University of South Alabama topped $87 million in 2019, a significant increase from the previous year and the result of an ongoing strategy to raise the institution’s profile across the U.S. and beyond. External grant and contract...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama’s AerBetic collects Innovation Award at CES 2020 tech show

Innovation

LAS VEGAS — For a second consecutive year, Birmingham-based AerBetic’s diabetic alert device is making a splash at the world’s premier consumer tech show by collecting an CES Innovation Award at this week’s event. CES’ annual Innovation Awards program celebrates outstanding design across 28 product...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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