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FmIH function & proof of concept bladder infections can be reduced!

Researchers have identified a potential way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs). Their research points to a key protein that bacteria use to latch onto the bladder and cause UTIs, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Vaccinating mice against the protein reduces the ability of bacteria to cause severe disease. The study, published Sept. 22 in Cell Host & Microbe, suggests that targeting this protein may prevent the most serious consequences of a very common infection. "Our findings reveal how bacteria have evolved a mechanism to colonize the bladder in order to persist ...
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iCubate receives Innovation Award at Alabama Launchpad

EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad presents Innovation Awards, celebrates entrepreneurship from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. Andrew Yang, founder and CEO of Venture for America, said during his keynote address that Birmingham is the best-kept secret in the innovation and entrepreneurship world because of the level of support and activity he has witnessed in the Magic City. “It’s phenomenal to see the energy and spirit of entrepreneurship really coming into its own here in Birmingham,” Yang said. Venture for America, or VFA, works with existing innovation companies and startups by offering fellowships to recent college graduates to help them learn what it takes ...
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