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UofL launches center focused on Industry 4.0 

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...

UofL researchers show gut metabolite improves chemotherapy response in resistant colon cancer

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...

UofL researcher receives $2 million to find ways to reduce effects of high-fat diet on the liver

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...

UofL researcher wins prestigious award for energy innovation

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...

UofL spinal cord injury researchers win innovation competition funding

By Baylee Pulliam University of Louisville researchers and their collaborators have won a Phase 1 prize in a $9.8 million National Institutes of Health innovation competition for work aimed at helping spinal cord injury patients regain function. The eight Phase 1 winners in the NIH’s Neuromod Prize competition each receive $100,000, technical assistance and other resources to accelerate the development...

Nine UofL scholars win Fulbright awards for 2022-2023

By Janet Cappiello The University of Louisville announced June 30 that nine scholars have been awarded 2022-2023 Fulbright Awards. They will travel to Jordan, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Thailand, Czech Republic and Slovenia. Since 2003, UofL has produced 159 Fulbright scholars, more than all other Kentucky public institutions combined, and has been named a top producer...
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