A project aimed at helping Kentucky transition to a "new energy economy" has been awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation. Kentucky was one of six jurisdictions chosen to receive a five-year Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 award from the NSF's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
Biologist Randal Voss's research focuses on axolotls—salamanders with amazing regenerative ability.
The grant funds UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center's work on screening and prevention of colorectal cancer.
Biologist Jeramiah Smith studies salamanders and sea lamprey to find genetic clues to regeneration.
A nasal spray of the anti-opioid drug naloxone, developed by Daniel Wermeling, has FDA fast-track designation.
Press conference announcing Dr. Wermeling's naloxone nasal spray Fast Track designation from the FDA.