Impact Winter 2008
A letter from Manuel Martinez-Maldonado
A small but scrappy band of UofL astronomers probe stars, nebulae, and clouds of dust and gas in deep space to understand how stars, planets and the universe came to be.
Hichem Frigui uses computer algorithms to figure out whether a suspicious object buried under the ground is a tin can or an explosive mine. The technology is being used on the battlefield.
The ensemble based in UofL's music school went from good to great—reaping multiple international honors—under the tutelage of Kent Hatteberg.
Mariusz Ratajczak’s breakthrough techniques of drawing stem cells from bone marrow mean development of new treatments for a variety of diseases.
Geosciences professor Keith Mountain has trekked through wicked ice storms on peaks in Peru, Alaska, China and Africa to study the decline of glaciers due to global warming.
A. Bennett Jenson and colleagues are using tobacco plants to develop a new generation of affordable cervical cancer vaccines, as well as testing a new treatment regimen for impoverished Indians.
Dental Researchers including Dennis Kinane are looking at the health of teeth and gums in a whole new way—as links to other conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.