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26-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Individual with Complete Spinal Cord Injury Regains Voluntary Motor Function
University of Louisville

A research participant at the University of Louisville with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the injury, has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily and stand six years after his injury.

Newswise: UofL Receives $13.8 Million to Study Use of Promising New Adult Stem Cell to Treat Heart Failure
Released: 29-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
UofL Receives $13.8 Million to Study Use of Promising New Adult Stem Cell to Treat Heart Failure
University of Louisville

The University of Louisville has received one of its largest grants for medical research in the school’s 219-year history, a $13.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health to study a promising new type of adult cardiac stem cell that has the potential to treat heart failure.

Newswise: Trusted Messages Key to Counter Community Concerns During Disease Outbreak
Released: 21-Sep-2017 3:40 PM EDT
Trusted Messages Key to Counter Community Concerns During Disease Outbreak
University of Louisville

Utilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, according to a study conducted in part by Muriel J. Harris, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior Sciences.

Newswise: UofL Gastroenterology Researcher Receives $4 Million From NIH for Innovative Liver Research
Released: 19-Sep-2017 3:30 PM EDT
UofL Gastroenterology Researcher Receives $4 Million From NIH for Innovative Liver Research
University of Louisville

UofL gastroenterologist Matthew Cave, M.D., believes that chemicals we breathe, consume or come in contact with in the environment may be contributing to liver disease. He has been awarded $4 million by the NIEHS to explore the effects of environmental chemicals on the liver.

Newswise: UofL Researchers Discover Procedure to Regenerate Dormant Cone Cells, Potentially to Improve Vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Released: 15-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT
UofL Researchers Discover Procedure to Regenerate Dormant Cone Cells, Potentially to Improve Vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa
University of Louisville

Researchers have discovered a way to revitalize cone receptors that have deteriorated as a result of retinitis pigmentosa. Working with animal models, researchers at UofL discovered that replenishing glucose under the retina and transplanting healthy rod stem cells into the retina restore function of the cones.

Newswise: Just Use the Glasses!
Released: 2-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Just Use the Glasses!
University of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It may be tempting to take a peek at the August 21 eclipse without eye protection. After all, we are told it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. However, a University of Louisville ophthalmologist says that peek could leave you with a not-so-pleasant, permanent reminder of the event.“You may have heard that you can do a lot of damage to your eyes when viewing an eclipse, and it’s true,” said Mark Mugavin, M.

Released: 26-Jul-2017 4:25 PM EDT
UofL Hosts International Conference on Using the Internet to Improve Hearing Health
University of Louisville

Audiologists, specialists in hearing disorders, from around the world will meet in Louisville to discuss benefits and pitfalls of using the internet for research and hearing health care (telehealth) for individuals with hearing impairment.

Newswise: Free App Helps Providers Treat Patients Grieving Pregnancy Loss, Newborn Death
Released: 14-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Free App Helps Providers Treat Patients Grieving Pregnancy Loss, Newborn Death
University of Louisville

A group of University of Louisville researchers and engineers has developed a free mobile app designed to help health care providers easily assess and identify women in need of mental health care for intense grief after a pregnancy loss or newborn death.

31-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT
International Technology Companies Struggling to Balance Productivity with Worker Quality of Life
University of Louisville

Researchers have completed an intensive four year study (funded by National Science Foundation) that addresses the conundrum between worker productivity and the need for work life balance. Although they studies the crucial global Information Technology (IT) workforce, the key findings apply to all workers.

Newswise: UofL Developing Program to Guide Other Universities in Teaching Palliative Care
Released: 10-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
UofL Developing Program to Guide Other Universities in Teaching Palliative Care
University of Louisville

Faculty members at the UofL School of Medicine have begun developing a national training program to instruct educators at universities across the United States in teaching interprofessional palliative care to those who care for cancer patients.

Newswise: Study Finds Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky Provided Most Benefit to Those in Poorer Areas
Released: 1-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Study Finds Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky Provided Most Benefit to Those in Poorer Areas
University of Louisville

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Kentucky proved most beneficial for Kentuckians living in areas with high concentrations of poverty, particularly children.

Newswise: UoFl Racetrack Clinic Nationally Recognized as Innovative Model
Released: 28-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT
UoFl Racetrack Clinic Nationally Recognized as Innovative Model
University of Louisville

The American Academy of Nursing has named School of Nursing faculty members Whitney Nash, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., and Sara Robertson, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., Edge Runners for establishing and growing the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center, which serves low-income thoroughbred racing industry workers and their families. The Edge Runner designation recognizes original evidence-based and nurse-designed care models that have shown significant clinical and financial outcomes.

Newswise: Before You Need That AED, Make Sure It’s Functional
Released: 24-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT
Before You Need That AED, Make Sure It’s Functional
University of Louisville

Brad Sutton, M.D., and colleagues have found that regions with a high degree of unregistered automated external defibrillators also show a much greater chance that these devices will fail if needed.

Released: 20-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Training the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers
University of Louisville

The Cancer Education Program is an intensive summer research and professional development program for undergraduate and health professional students. The Training Program in Environmental Health Sciences funds predoctoral and post-doctoral students on a full-time basis.

Newswise: Study Seeks Local Children Potentially Affected by Coal Ash
Released: 17-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Study Seeks Local Children Potentially Affected by Coal Ash
University of Louisville

Understanding whether children who live closer to coal ash storage sites and power plants have greater neurobehavioral disorders than children who live further away is the focus of a University of Louisville study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Newswise: United Airlines in PR Nightmare
Released: 11-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT
United Airlines in PR Nightmare
University of Louisville

The forcible removal of an airline passenger en route from Chicago to Louisivlle has gone viral and become a public relations nightmare for United Airlines. Two notable experts are available to offer analysis of the problem and what the airline should do next.

Newswise: Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Earlier Using … Greebles?
Released: 11-Apr-2017 7:55 AM EDT
Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Earlier Using … Greebles?
University of Louisville

Unique graphic characters called Greebles may prove to be valuable tools in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms become apparent.

Newswise: Expanding STEM Education Is the Focus of New Degree Collaborative
Released: 22-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Expanding STEM Education Is the Focus of New Degree Collaborative
University of Louisville

University of Louisville and Kentucky State University announce BA/BS-MS offering for KSU students

Newswise: UofL’s School of Dentistry Boasts Top 15 National Ranking in Research Dollars
Released: 27-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST
UofL’s School of Dentistry Boasts Top 15 National Ranking in Research Dollars
University of Louisville

Thanks to a growing research enterprise, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry ranks 13th nationally in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research funding for 2016- a jump from 17th in the previous year.

Newswise: Public Health and Local Art Thought Leaders Collaborate to Improve Community Health
Released: 24-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST
Public Health and Local Art Thought Leaders Collaborate to Improve Community Health
University of Louisville

Solving complex social and health issues through arts and culture is the goal of a collaboration between University of Louisville’s Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky (CIK) and IDEAS xLab.

Newswise: UofL Researcher Receives $2.6 Million From NIH to Determine How Gut Microbiota Protect Against Malaria
Released: 20-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST
UofL Researcher Receives $2.6 Million From NIH to Determine How Gut Microbiota Protect Against Malaria
University of Louisville

Nathan Schmidt, Ph.D., has shown that microbes in the gut of mice can affect the severity of illness suffered from infection with Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria. He now begins research to determine which microbiota protect the host and to learn more about the mechanism behind that protection.

Newswise: School of Dentistry Expands Clinical Operation to Southeastern Kentucky
Released: 9-Feb-2017 8:10 AM EST
School of Dentistry Expands Clinical Operation to Southeastern Kentucky
University of Louisville

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry will collaborate with the Red Bird Clinic, Inc., to offer comprehensive, general dentistry.

Newswise: Surplus Medical Equipment From UofL Gets a Second Life in Ghana
Released: 6-Feb-2017 7:25 AM EST
Surplus Medical Equipment From UofL Gets a Second Life in Ghana
University of Louisville

UofL donated surplus ophthalmic equipment to Friends Eye Center in Tamale, Ghana, allowing the center to better treat Ghanaian patients and train new physicians.

Released: 26-Jan-2017 1:30 PM EST
GSG III Foundation Pledges More Than $1 Million for New Research Program at UofL to Combat Inflammatory Lung Disease
University of Louisville

A pledge from the GSG III Foundation, Inc., will allow for the creation of the Gibbs Lung Research Program. The program will focus on developing better models for studying lung inflammation and allow for new research into causes and potential therapies for lung diseases that affect millions of Americans.

Newswise: UofL Study Examines Experiences of Muslim Cancer Survivors
Released: 13-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST
UofL Study Examines Experiences of Muslim Cancer Survivors
University of Louisville

A study being conducted at the University of Louisville School of Nursing will provide insight into cultural and religious influences on the experiences of Muslim cancer survivors living in the United States. The results will be used to develop culturally and religiously-sensitive interventions, such as support groups for Muslim cancer survivors, to improve quality of life and health outcomes.

Newswise: Red and Blue Collaborate for a Better Kentucky, Nation, World
Released: 22-Nov-2016 10:00 AM EST
Red and Blue Collaborate for a Better Kentucky, Nation, World
University of Louisville

The University of Louisville and University of Kentucky are fierce competitors on the football field but come together to conduct collaborative research funded at almost $11 million this year.

Newswise: Public Health Researchers Examine How Drug Policy Impacts HIV Vulnerability Among African Americans
Released: 17-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST
Public Health Researchers Examine How Drug Policy Impacts HIV Vulnerability Among African Americans
University of Louisville

Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences have developed a tool for framing the relationship between policy, criminal justice practices and HIV-related factors that impact racial disparities.

Newswise: UofL Researcher to Study Methods to Restore Depth Perception Thanks to Disney Award From RPB
Released: 14-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
UofL Researcher to Study Methods to Restore Depth Perception Thanks to Disney Award From RPB
University of Louisville

Aaron W. McGee, Ph.D., assistant professor at the UofL School of Medicine, has received the Disney Award for Amblyopia Research from Research to Prevent Blindness. McGee will use the award to investigate approaches for improving recovery from amblyopia, or “lazy eye."

Newswise: Report Released on Affordable Care Act Implementation in Louisville
Released: 2-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Report Released on Affordable Care Act Implementation in Louisville
University of Louisville

Findings from a recent study on health care utilization in Metro Louisville indicate the uninsured rate decreased by more than half in just one year, from almost 17 percent in 2013 to just under 8 percent in 2014.

Released: 1-Nov-2016 7:05 AM EDT
Improving Health Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
University of Louisville

To improve access to quality health care for adults with IDD and to support the physician specialty of adult developmental medicine, UofL and the Lee Specialty Clinic are sponsoring the second annual Caring for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Conference Nov. 12 at UofL.

Newswise: UofL-Led Researchers Developing Ethical Standards for Biorepositories
Released: 27-Oct-2016 2:30 PM EDT
UofL-Led Researchers Developing Ethical Standards for Biorepositories
University of Louisville

What if a patient gave permission to a researcher at her local hospital to use her blood or specimen for research, and later the researcher decided to share that sample with others? What if that patient received assurances that the specimen would be used only at her local hospital? Does the researcher have an obligation to notify the patient that the sample is now going to be used by others? Should the researcher be required to get another, separate consent form from that patient?These are some of the difficult ethical questions the University of Louisville’s Kyle Brothers, M.

Newswise: Air Pollution Linked to Blood Vessel Damage in Healthy Young Adults
Released: 25-Oct-2016 4:30 PM EDT
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Vessel Damage in Healthy Young Adults
University of Louisville

Fine particulate matter air pollution may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal.

Newswise: UofL Faculty Member Will Lead World’s Largest Oncology Social Work Group
Released: 19-Oct-2016 11:30 AM EDT
UofL Faculty Member Will Lead World’s Largest Oncology Social Work Group
University of Louisville

Tara Schapmire is elected to roles with the Association of Oncology Social Work.

Newswise: West Louisville Youth Working to Change the Downward Spiral of Violence in the City
Released: 11-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT
West Louisville Youth Working to Change the Downward Spiral of Violence in the City
University of Louisville

Louisville youth are helping to change perceptions about violence, and ultimately destructive behaviors through their work with UofL's National Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention.

Newswise: Study Demonstrates Role of Gut Bacteria in Neurodegenerative Diseases
6-Oct-2016 5:00 AM EDT
Study Demonstrates Role of Gut Bacteria in Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of Louisville

Research has revealed that exposure to bacterial proteins called amyloid that have structural similarity to brain proteins may lead to an increase in clumping of proteins in the brain. Aggregates of misfolded amyloid proteins are seen in the brains of patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

Newswise: Instructors Trained in Koru Mindfulness at UofL School of Medicine
Released: 4-Oct-2016 1:00 PM EDT
Instructors Trained in Koru Mindfulness at UofL School of Medicine
University of Louisville

Fifteen individuals from UofL and more than 30 around the nation received Koru Mindfulness instructor training at the UofL School of Medicine.

Newswise: Abstract Submissions Open Sept. 30 for Aging Conference
Released: 30-Sep-2016 11:35 AM EDT
Abstract Submissions Open Sept. 30 for Aging Conference
University of Louisville

The call for abstracts opens Friday, Sept. 30, for the second annual Optimal Aging Conference, hosted by the Univeristy of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging and the Kentucky Association for Gerontology. The conference will be held June 11-13, 2017.

Newswise: UofL Research Team Awarded More Than $1.6 Million by NIH to Study Environmental Influences on Child Health
Released: 21-Sep-2016 10:15 AM EDT
UofL Research Team Awarded More Than $1.6 Million by NIH to Study Environmental Influences on Child Health
University of Louisville

UofL research team awarded more than $1.6 million by NIH to investigate environmental influences on children’s health

Released: 15-Sep-2016 1:50 PM EDT
Tierney Joins University of Louisville
University of Louisville

Nancy Tierney has been named the interim associate vice president for facilities planning and management for the UofL Health Sciences Center. Most recently, Tierney was the director of facilities for the Cantor Center for Visual Arts and Anderson Collection at Stanford University.

Newswise: Nationally-Recognized Pulmonary Physician, Epidemiologist to Discuss Tobacco and Health
Released: 15-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Nationally-Recognized Pulmonary Physician, Epidemiologist to Discuss Tobacco and Health
University of Louisville

Jonathan Samet, M.D., M.S. of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, will tackle the issue of tobacco and health, explaining how solid research can drive gains in public health.

Newswise: UofL Researchers Take Lead Role in Exploring Liver Disease
Released: 14-Sep-2016 10:30 AM EDT
UofL Researchers Take Lead Role in Exploring Liver Disease
University of Louisville

A research team from the University of Louisville has received a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence grant of more than $11.5 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to explore diseases of the liver—hepatobiology and toxicology.

Newswise: Scientists Find Stress Negatively Affects Chances of Conception
Released: 13-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Scientists Find Stress Negatively Affects Chances of Conception
University of Louisville

UofL epidemiologist Kira Taylor, Ph.D., found that women who reported feeling more stressed during their ovulatory window were approximately 40-percent less likely to conceive during that month than other less stressful months.

Newswise: Standing Up to Childhood Obesity by Not Sitting as Much in School
Released: 30-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Standing Up to Childhood Obesity by Not Sitting as Much in School
University of Louisville

Study finds standing desks improve body mass index percentile of children

Released: 30-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT
UofL Research Shows Presence of Children in the Home Did Not Motivate Parents to Test for Radon, Secondhand Smoke
University of Louisville

Luz Huntington-Moskos, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N., UofL School of Nursing assistant professor, recently published findings in the journal Public Health Nursing that show the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for radon and secondhand tobacco smoke, both of which cause lung cancer.

Newswise: University of Louisville Faculty Named Editors-in-Chief of Medical Journals
Released: 29-Aug-2016 12:30 PM EDT
University of Louisville Faculty Named Editors-in-Chief of Medical Journals
University of Louisville

Two faculty from the University of Louisville have been named editors-in-chief of the 'International Journal of Transplantation Research and Medicine' and the 'Journal of Medical Regulation'


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