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Aerial photo of the Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Photo courtesy Argonne National Laboratory.

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...
Donghoon Chung, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the UofL Center for Predictive Medicine for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases

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...
A UofL Health – neurosurgery team has become the first in Kentucky to offer GammaTile Therapy, a novel approach to treating brain tumors.

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...
UofL’s Will Metcalf, Lihui Bai, Faisal Aqlan and Kunal Kate, who lead the new Center for Organizational Readiness towards Enterprise 4.0.

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...
Venkatakrishna Rao Jala, Ph.D.

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...
Zhong-bin Deng

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...
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