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UAB teams with biotech firm Altimmune to test potential COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced today that it is launching a collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Altimmune for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease. The testing at UAB will investigate immune responses to the vaccine in mice — a...

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UAB to participate in global clinical trial for coronavirus treatment

COVID-19

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...

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

COVID-19

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...

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Alabama small businesses can seek SBA COVID-19 disaster loans

COVID-19

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that small businesses across Alabama negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for assistance under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The SBA program will help qualified businesses and non-profit...

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Alabama researchers join global fight against COVID-19 disease

COVID-19

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

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