Birmingham’s Southern Research gets $3.9 million in grants

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Southern Research just got $3.9 million in grants for neurological research. Photo courtesy of Southern Research
Southern Research just got $3.9 million in grants for neurological research. Photo courtesy of Southern Research

A local research nonprofit just got almost $4M in research grants. The funds will go to critical research in Parkinson’s and ALS. Keep reading for more about Southern Research’s important work.

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FDA approves innovative Alzheimer’s drug tested at UAB

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Doctors in UAB's clinical trial had to prove that their drug was effective in removing amyloid protein from the brain. Photo courtesy of Alzheimer's Association of Alabama.
Doctors in UAB’s clinical trials had to prove that their drug was effective in removing chemical abnormalities from the brain. Photo courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association of Alabama.

The first FDA-approved drug to slow the decline of Alzheimer’s was approved today, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been involved in clinical trials of the drug for five years. We talked to Alzheimer’s researchers and advocates at UAB to learn more.

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Check out the technology behind UAB Medicine’s new $6.8M clinical laboratory

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Ever wonder what happens to that vial of blood that is taken at your doctor’s office?   UAB employees were once analyzing up to 5,000 vials of blood each night of the week.  But, the testing process has just gotten a huge technology infusion from UAB.

UAB Medicine recently welcomed their new automated hospital laboratory.

A robot arm lifts tubes to another rack. Photo courtesy of UAB.

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