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By Betty Coffman The University of Louisville has received $750,000 to launch the Robotics and Additive Manufacturing Pathways to SUCCESS (RAMPS) program aimed at preparing workers for the automated workplaces of the future that involve collaborative human-machine interfaces and 3D printing. The skills needed by nearly all manufacturers soon will be shaped to some degree...
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By Betty Coffman A University of Louisville student-led startup has won $200,000 in a prestigious U.S. Department of Energy competition focused on next-generation energy technologies and now will compete for an additional $500,000. SoFab Inks LLC was founded by UofL graduate students Blake Martin, Peter Armstrong and Sashil Chapagain, who won DOE’s American-Made Perovskite Startup Prize for...
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By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville and partners have received $15 million from the National Science Foundation to launch a new regional hub aimed at accelerating product innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.  The new NSF Mid-South Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub, one of only 10 across the U.S., is part of the operational backbone of the NSF’s National...
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By Betty Coffman A research team at the University of Louisville and the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center has developed a structural model allowing study of longer genetic sequences that will aid in the discovery of potential anti-cancer drugs. The sequences, known as G4 quadruplexes, are believed to be key locations involved in the...
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By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville has been awarded $3.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to further innovative research that could help combat future pandemics. Infectious disease researcher Donghoon Chung will lead the work at UofL as part of the newly created NIH Midwest Antiviral Drug Discovery (AViDD) Center for Pathogens of...
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By UofL Health A UofL Health – neurosurgery team has become the first in Kentucky to offer GammaTile Therapy, a novel approach to treating brain tumors. Neurosurgeon Dr. Brian Williams and his team worked alongside radiation oncologist Dr. Shaio Woo and others, developing a plan for the safe removal of an aggressive brain tumor. Thomas Shober underwent brain...
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By Baylee Pulliam The University of Louisville has launched a new Center for Organizational Readiness toward Enterprise 4.0 (CORE4.0) aimed at helping companies prepare for smart and connected technology such as automation, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.   Backed by a new roughly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the center will...
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By Betty Coffman A study by UofL researchers has shown that a metabolite produced by gut microbes from a component found in pomegranates and berries can help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy used to treat colorectal cancer. Venkatakrishna Rao Jala, UofL associate professor of microbiology and immunology, led the research, which was published in the journal...
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By Betty Coffman It is estimated that about one in four individuals worldwide have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in which fat builds up in the liver. NAFLD can advance to inflammation and damage in the liver, a condition known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH. University of Louisville researcher Zhong-bin Deng has received a new...
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By Baylee Pulliam A University of Louisville researcher has won a prestigious award for his work to better understand chemical reactions — work that could help produce more efficient, cleaner and safer energy.   Andrew Wilson, of the UofL chemistry department, was one of just 41 U.S. researchers selected to receive a 2022 Ralph E. Powe Junior...
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