Media Highlights

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Redstone Rocket features institute research on breast cancer

News Outlet: 
Redstone Rocket
Date published: 
October 2, 2013
It is a common perception that breast cancer is one disease, but unfortunately it is not that simple.
 
Scientists have identified up to 10 forms of breast cancer, with some being more aggressive than others. All breast cancers start in the breast, but how they are treated can vary widely. Huntsville-based HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is examining those different types of breast cancer and along with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, looking to develop ways to treat more than just the symptoms of breast cancer, but also treat the causes.

HudsonAlpha sequencing 500 trio exomes to elucidate rare genetic disorders under CSER grant

News Outlet: 
Genome Web Clinical Sequencing News
Date published: 
September 18, 2013

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has embarked on a research project to analyze the genomes of 500 children with unexplained genetic disorders and their parents in order to provide at least some families with a molecular diagnosis.

Recap of Rocket City Science Cafe featuring Jian Han, M.D., Ph.D.

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times, al.com
Date published: 
September 3, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Doctors are probably asking the wrong question when they wonder "what caused your disease," human genetics researcher and entrepreneur Dr. Jian Han said Tuesday night. According to Han, a better question might be, "What is your immune system doing today?"
 
Han, a research scientist at theHudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and founder of several private companies, explained his theory of disease diagnosis to scientifically curious locals attending the second monthly meeting of Huntsville's new Rocket City Science Café.
 

Kailos Genetics approved to test human DNA for personalized medicine, al.com feature

News Outlet: 
The Huntsville Times, al.com
Date published: 
August 12, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville biotechnology company Kailos Genetics is expanding its capabilities in the emerging science of personal medicine in a move to grow both the company and Huntsville’s biotechnology sector.
 
“All of the underpinnings are there” for biotech to join space and defense as key foundations of Huntsville’s economy, Kailos Chief Strategy Officer Mike Walters said in an Aug. 6 interview at the company's laboratories in the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.