Birmingham research is at the forefront of coronavirus treatment

Birmingham’s Southern Research is working on a vaccine for COVID-19. Photo via Southern Research on Facebook

Birmingham’s medical community continues to impress—the response to the coronavirus is just one recent example. Both the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Southern Research are working to combat the deadly virus—here’s how, and what you need to know to protect yourself from COVID-19.

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Searching for the cancer cure: Rebecca Boohaker of Southern Research in Birmingham

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Rebecca Boohaker. Photo via Southern Research

It’s the word we hope the doctor never utters. It’s the monster inside us, unwelcome and unseen—cancer. In the labs of Southern Research in Birmingham, research scientist Rebecca Boohaker is working to unmask the monster in order to discover better drugs and therapies to fight it.

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4 must-attend events at Birmingham Innovation Week July 9 to 13, including Sloss Sport

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Fledging, a student-led startup by Weida Tan (above) and Steven Robbins, is the second business to progress from the UAB Commercialization Accelerator to Innovation Depot. Photo submitted

Bham Now continues its coverage of Birmingham Innovation Week, beginning with a kickoff party on July 9 presented by Red Diamond Coffee & Tea. Next up to the plate: UAB wants to hear your business pitch, Southern Research supports STEM education in local schools, and Knight Eady talks technology and opportunity in the sports industry.

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