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Huntsville's high-tech HudsonAlpha teams with sock mill, biological supply house to teach kids science

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times/al.com
Date published: 
November 13, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A century-old North Carolina biological supply company, a northeast Alabama sock mill fighting to survive in a global market, and one of Huntsville's high-tech stars are teaming up to teach science to students around the world.

That's part of what Huntsville's HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology was created to do, and the institute takes the mission to a new level next week as Carolina Biological Supply Company starts selling HudsonAlpha's kits worldwide for teaching genetics.

How Science Does Creativity

News Outlet: 
Business Alabama
Date published: 
November 13, 2013

Jim Hudson describes how creativity is built into the DNA of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

HudsonAlpha, Science magazine to host Immunogenomics 2014

HudsonAlpha is excited to partner with Science magazine to host Immunogenomics 2014, an international and interdisciplinary conference that will bring together preeminent leaders and thinkers at the intersection of genomics and immunology. Scheduled for Sept. 29–Oct. 2, 2014, the conference will feature invited talks on topics including (but not limited to) immune regulation, susceptibility and resistance to infectious diseases, systems biology, auto-immunity, inflammation, functional genomics, and bioinformatics.

CFDRC scientist recognized in Nikon Small World photomicrography contest

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- CFD Research Corporation has announced that research scientist Ashley Smith garnered recognition in the 39th annual Nikon Small World photomicrography contest. Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the microscope.

MVW Nutritionals sees healthy start

Company’s supplements and vitamins support cystic fibrosis community

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- “Just yesterday, I had a call from a CF mom,” said Mike Walters, one of three principals of start-up MVW Nutritionals, LLC. “Her son wouldn’t take his vitamin because the manufacturer had changed the flavor. Getting him to take the new vitamin had become a battle.” The frustrated mother contacted a cystic fibrosis care center and was referred to MVW. “Today, a bottle of vitamins is going out the door,” Walters said. He sent a free, one-month supply. “I asked only that she pay the shipping and also asked her to contact me again if her son didn’t like it because there are several other products.”
 

MVW Nutritionals in Huntsville sees healthy start with introduction of supplements, vitamins for cystic fibrosis community

News Outlet: 
The Huntsvile Times, al.com
Date published: 
October 24, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Just last week, Mike Walters received a phone call from a frustrated mother of a 14-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis who wouldn’t take his vitamin because the manufacturer who makes the supplement had changed the flavor.

The ongoing struggle to get her son to take his vitamin prompted the woman to contact a cystic fibrosis care center for answers. She was eventually referred to MVW Nutritionals, the latest addition to the roster of biotechnology and health-related companies at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville.

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HudsonAlpha's Tie the Ribbons luncheon will support breast, ovarian cancer research in Huntsville

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times, al.com
Date published: 
October 4, 2013

The ribbons are teal and pink at the annual Tie the Ribbons luncheon – teal for ovarian cancer and pink for breast cancer. The fifth annual event, hosted by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, will be held Oct. 24 at noon at the Jackson Center. The luncheon benefits breast and ovarian cancer research.

15 Years Stronger: stories of courage and progress

News Outlet: 
WAFF-TV
Date published: 
October 3, 2013

Local NBC affiliate news anchor and breast cancer survivor highlights research and business tenants at HudsonAlpha Institute

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. WAFF 48 Anchor Liz Hurley recently marked the fifteenth year since her initial breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer-free, Liz wanted to tell the stories of more women who went through the same trials and tribulations she did, as well as learn more about the progress we've made in the research and fight of this disease in the 15 years since.

CFD Research Corporation is first tenant to move into HudsonAlpha's new building along McMillian Park

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times, al.com
Date published: 
October 3, 2013

Winding through the hallways of the new 28,000-square-foot CFD Research office at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology on Thursday, Director of Biomedical & Energy Technologies Sameer Singhal showed off the space he will soon share full-time with 79 other colleagues.

Basic research yields knowledge of transcription factor binding sites

New, robust methodology is side benefit

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --Whether or not a gene is expressed, that is, whether it is turned on or turned off, is in part controlled by a group of proteins called transcription factors. Scientists in the Myers lab at the HudsonAlpha Institute recently published results of a basic research project undertaken to better understand mechanisms that determine cell type-specific transcription factor binding.
 

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