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UofL receives $750,000 in federal funding to enhance advanced manufacturing workforce

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...

UofL-based startup wins energy prize for ink to be used in solar cells

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...

UofL, partners launch new regional hub for research-backed innovation

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...

UofL cancer researchers develop new model to identify key points on genes to aid in drug discovery

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...

UofL awarded $3.7 million for research to fight future pandemics

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...

UofL Health surgeons become the first in Kentucky to perform new brain cancer treatment

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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