January 2022

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By Talia Horn UofL’s Faculty Senate held its latest meeting Jan. 12, during which senators received updated enrollment figures, student retention rates, a budgetary overview for the university and information on the $82 million in available funding for academic units through the University of Louisville Foundation. Interim President Lori Gonzalez provided senators with current student...
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By Betty Coffman A UofL research team has refined a process in which specific genes administered to heart muscle cells stimulate the cells to divide, with the goal of restoring heart function following a heart attack. Tamer M.A. Mohamed, assistant professor of cardiology, along with colleagues in UofL’s Institute of Molecular Cardiology and elsewhere, have...
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By Alicia Kelso It’s undoubtedly one of the biggest rivalries in all of college, but the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky will put their differences aside this week for a united fight against pediatric cancer and blood diseases. The Commonwealth Cup kicks off today and runs through the week, featuring a bevy...
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By Baylee Pulliam A University of Louisville research-backed startup has secured $2 million in funding to further development of a technology meant to make solar power more accessible. The startup, Bert Thin Films, plans to use the new funding — via a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and $1 million in...
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By Betty Coffman Proteins produced by oral epithelial cells protect humans against viruses entering the body through the mouth. Researchers from the UofL School of Dentistry and their colleagues have discovered details of this process and also found that oral bacteria can suppress the activity of these cells, increasing a person’s vulnerability to infection. A...
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By Janet Cappiello One arrived as an undocumented immigrant. Another couldn’t afford to replace broken eyeglasses. A third, the granddaughter of a University of Louisville custodian, needed a final boost after an 18-year academic journey. All three found the help and encouragement they needed from a Student Success coordinator in UofL’s Student Success Center. Introduced...
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