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September 14, 2020
Americans consume about 700 million pounds of peanut butter each year, but how much do you actually know about the star of the nutty spread?  For starters, peanuts are not actually nuts. Because the edible seeds are enclosed in a...
September 9, 2020
September 9, 2020 (Huntsville, Ala) – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s Faculty Investigator Kankshita Swaminathan, PhD, received a unique grant to support her research on the ornamental grass Miscanthus. Instead of a ...
September 2, 2020
Several research groups at HudsonAlpha are passionate about producing crops that can be used as fuel to create clean and sustainable energy for our planet. And now with the help of a newly awarded Department of Energy (DOE) grant,...
August 31, 2020
Nick Cochran, PhD, a senior postdoctoral scientist in the Myers lab at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to receive a Pathway to Independence (K99) training g...
August 27, 2020
HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Jane Grimwood, PhD, was named a Woman of Impact by Alabama multimedia company Yellowhammer News. In its third year, the Women of Impact Awards celebrates strong women who shape and propel Alabama....
July 31, 2020
During phase 3 of the ENCODE Project, consortium researchers drew closer to their goal of developing a comprehensive map of the functional elements of human and mouse genomes by adding to the ENCODE database millions of candidate ...
June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020 (Huntsville, Ala.) – Everbloom Health, Inc., a Sulfilatec company, has launched a new program called “Burl Gives Back” to address food insecurity. Through this program, the company is donating one bag of its ...
June 24, 2020
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN), the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and HudsonAlpha Health Alliance, have begun a collaboration to bring health and education programs with a focus on genetics and genomics to the tr...
June 22, 2020
The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has been awarded a grant for $20,000 from the ALS Association to continue a collaborative clinical research project, Impacting ALS, with Crestwood Medical Center. 
June 18, 2020
Scientists at iXpressGenes, on the campus of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, have engineered a new reagent, critical to pathogen detection testing. It’s a DNA polymerase, derived from a deep-sea organism (hyperthermop...
June 17, 2020
A $1.5 million gift to the HudsonAlpha Foundation by Miguel “Mike” Loya, a Texas businessman and HudsonAlpha supporter, has established the first endowed faculty chair at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
June 3, 2020
As most summer camps and educational opportunities have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is helping students, educators and the public continue learning with online opportunit...
May 21, 2020
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey recently awarded HudsonAlpha and Auburn University $2.27 million through the Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund. The fund was established to encourage new and continuing efforts to conduc...
May 14, 2020
The iC-COVID19 Assay™ expands coronavirus testing May 14, 2020 (Huntsville, Ala.) – iCubate®​ ​, provider of accurate and affordable syndromic diagnostic testing, announces the launch of the iC-COVID19 Assay™. As the ...
May 11, 2020
While the world continues its fight against novel coronavirus, researchers and private industry have banded together in order to slow the spread of the virus and develop new tests and treatments for COVID-19. Now, more than ever, ...
May 4, 2020
The Future of Clinical Research How two minority-owned companies are disrupting clinical research to ensure ethnic minorities and underserved communities are included Huntsville, AL –The problem was personal to Acclinate Genetic...
April 29, 2020
HudsonAlpha is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying new research projects to study the disease. A matching gift challenge for #GivingTuesdayNow will kick-start the campaign to raise funds for new research into COVID-19...
April 29, 2020
Huntsville Hospital, HudsonAlpha and iRepertoire, Inc. are studying local patients diagnosed with COVID-19 under a Huntsville Hospital IRC approved protocol to learn how the human immune system responds to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
April 27, 2020
More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer disease. Another 20,000-30,000 people have frontotemporal dementia  and at least 16,000 have ALS. Scientists at HudsonAlpha, UCSF and UAB have uncovered a gene tha...
April 20, 2020
Plant genomics researchers at HudsonAlpha announce the surprising results of a cotton sequencing study. The goal of the project was to identify differences among wild and domesticated cotton that could be used to bring back traits...
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