• Injury vs. Innovation

    Candace FloydAt age 17, Candace Floyd, Ph.D., worked as an emergency medical technician and a hospital volunteer. She saw wreck victims and shaken babies who had suffered central nervous system trauma, and she resolved to help them. Candace Floyd aims to accelerate breakthrough studies in spinal cord injuries at UAB with the T.J. Atchison Spinal Cord Injury Research Program

  • Licensing deal marks coming of age for UAB-UW nanopore sequencing technology

    nanopore_sThe University of Alabama at Birmingham today announced that Illumina Inc. has licensed the rights to a DNA sequencing technology developed by a UAB microbiologist and a University of Washington physicist. The patent-licensing deal revolves around nanopores first studied as potential chinks in the armor of the tuberculosis bacteria, but now part of efforts to make sequencing even faster and cheaper.  

  • UAB’s Winwood to help lead international organization

    david_winwood_s“The patenting of discoveries and helping to establish new companies based on innovations created by university researchers adds value to the investments made in   research,” said Winwood. “Technology managers, as a group, provide valuable guidance in connecting researchers with partners able to assist in turning leading edge research into new products and services that benefit society.”

  • UAB launches company to ID source and nature of cyber threats

    Gary Warner lab-37 sIn a private-public partnership, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has launched Malcovery, an intelligence company specializing in cyber threat detection, to help businesses protect themselves from cyber attacks. Malcovery uses patented forensic technology to identify the source and nature of immediate cyber attacks and analyze millions of cyber threat angles to combat future crises.

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