Morris Animal Foundation has awarded a three-year, $155,000 grant to a team of Kentucky and Danish researchers to build a new reference genome sequence for the domestic horse. The sequence will be a much needed tool for animal researchers worldwide and the equine industry in particular because it will significantly improve the ability to understand the role of genetics in animal health and well being.
Researchers at the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center have identified for the first time mutations that destabilize a DNA structure that turns a gene off. These mutations occur at four specific sites in what is known as the “hTERT promoter” in more than 75 percent of glioblastomas and melanomas.
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $115,000 to the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, bringing the total of grant funding awarded over the past 50 years from RPB to $3,959,800. The latest grant was awarded Dec. 3.
Dr. Gregory Postel, who had been serving as interim CEO of University of Louisville Physicians, has been named permanent CEO of the organization. Postel was chosen to lead the organization long term by its board.
Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will speak at the University of Louisville Jan. 12 as a guest of the university’s McConnell Center.
Advanced Cancer Therapeutics (ACT), a privately held company dedicated to bringing new anti-cancer therapies to market, announced that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been added as human clinical trial sites for PFK-158, a first-in-man/first-in-class inhibitor of PFKFB3, an enzyme that controls glycolysis and that is overexpressed in most hematological and solid tumors. The two new clinical trial sites are expected to begin enrolling patients Jan. 1, 2015.
Before the Louisville Cardinals and Georgia Bulldogs face off on the grid iron at the Belk Bowl, their respective fans will team up for a good cause.
The University of Louisville School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development program has been notified by its accrediting body, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) that it is in full compliance with all required standards and has been released from its probationary status.
Researchers with the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit (CAHRDS Unit) at the University of Louisville have begun a study to examine one of Kentucky’s most vexing children’s health issues: the higher-than-average rate of psychotropic medication being prescribed to children in the Bluegrass State.
The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law has received funding from Lowry Watkins—a 1968 graduate of the College of Business—to create the William Marshall Bullitt Endowed Chair in Business Law.
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The Staff Senate is part of UofL's shared governance system, which also includes the Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association. Senators are elected by their peers.
ElderServe Inc., a Louisville nonprofit that provides assistance to the frail elderly, has reached a $500,000 fund-raising goal and, on Thursday, celebrated its move to The Nucleus on the J.D. Nichols Campus for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
During the season when “peace on earth” is often heard, UofL graduating senior Branka Damjanovic wants to do her part to make the phrase a reality.
The holidays will be especially cheery for more than 1,150 University of Louisville students who graduated this month.
Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce, has hired a university commercialization manager to help bring University of Louisville technology and research to the marketplace.
Partnership for a Green City, a collaboration among four public organizations working to boost sustainable practices in the Louisville area, marked its 10th anniversary Dec. 10, 2014 in a celebration at The Nucleus, 300 E. Market St.
The online computer science master’s degree programs offered by the University of Louisville have been named among the best in the country by a leading national resource for online learning.
For more than 50 years, standardized patients have been a staple of medical school instruction. These individuals are trained in symptoms and problems associated with disease and act as patients to give medical students hands-on training in the practice of medicine.
The University of Louisville is about two months away from opening a “learning micro-factory” adjacent to the FirstBuild facility on Brandeis Avenue near Floyd Street.