News and updates from U of L
Stem Cell Findings Hold Therapeutic Promise
In a discovery that has the potential to change
the face of stem cell research, a U of L scientist has identified
cells in the adult body that seem to behave like embryonic stem
cells. The cells, drawn from adult bone marrow, look like embryonic
stem cells, says Mariusz Ratajczak, research project leader and
director of the stem cell biology program at U of L's James Graham
Brown Cancer Center. Stem cells hold promise for treating conditions
such as stroke, heart attack, diabetes, arthritis and more.
Language Professor Receives Prestigious Award
Robert Redford and Meryl Streep have something in
common with U of L professor Wendy Pfeffer. They all share the
title "chevalier" in the distinguished
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters), awarded
by the French government. The title is usually bestowed upon famous
people in the arts, but Pfeffer recently was recognized because
of her scholarly contributions furthering the arts in France and
throughout the world.
U of L's David Padgett.
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley.)
Cardinals Fall to Villanova in Big East Opener
Randy Foye scored 24 points and the third-ranked Wildcats pulled
away late to beat No. 9 Louisville 76-67 on Thursday night.
Ray added 17 points for the Wildcats (10-0, 1-0), who's four-guard
lineup proved to be too much for the Cardinals (11-2, 0-1). Villanova's
start is its best season-opening stretch since 1995-96. They
out-rebounded Louisville 42-34 and held the Cardinals to 43 percent
shooting from the field.
Honor Someone Special in Your Life
Sponsoring an engraved brick in the James Graham Brown Cancer Center's Garden
of Hope allows you to honor someone special in a unique way. Bricks are $100
each and can be engraved in honor or memory of a loved one, or in a family's
name. All proceeds benefit the Brown Cancer Center. Visit the center's website
or call 502-852-8021 for more information.
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student Korin Kormick will compete in the Tri-State Regional
Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera National Council.
(Photo courtesy of Jan Abbott.)
Masterís Student Auditions for Legendary Met Opera
Domingo, Caruso, Callas, Pavarotti. Theyíve all performed
at the Metropolitan Opera. U of L music graduate student Korin
Kormick is one of many young singing hopefuls striving to share
some of that greatness on stage at the Met. Kormick is competing
this weekend in Cincinnati at the Tri-State Regional Auditions
of the Metropolitan Opera National Council. Kormick, a mezzo
soprano, was one of three winners in the Kentucky district
portion of the auditions in November.
Helping the Heart Protect Itself
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and hospitalization
in the United States. Roberto Bolli, chief of the division of cardiology
at U of L, has spent many years researching an innovative therapy
involving genetics that allows the heart to protect itself from damage
during and after a heart attack.
of L Sets Agenda for Legislative Session
Kentucky General Assembly began Jan. 3, and U of L’s
top agenda items include the "Three B's" -- benchmark funding,
Bucks for Brains and buildings. “These three items are
the building blocks we'll focus on this session to continue
our progress toward our House Bill 1 goal of becoming a preeminent
metropolitan research university,” says Dana Mayton of
the U of L Governmental Relations Office.
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