Thursday, October 24, 2013

UK, with magnet of National Cancer Institute designation, attracts 4 researchers and their $17 million in funding from U of L

"A month bearing in mind the University of Kentucky announced it is home-based to the state’s at the outset National sarcoma Institute-designated cancer midpoint, an globally acknowledged exploration team studying the role metabolism the stage in cancer is leaving the University of Louisville in support of its chief in-state rival," Laura Ungar reports in support of The Courier-Journal. "The four researchers . . . Will bring with them more than $17 million in federal funding greater than five years."

UK officials told Ungar they didn't recruit the researchers, and a U of L formal thought the prepare made "a big counter-offer." But single of the researchers told Ungar so as to UK open new-fangled equipment, new-fangled laboratory deep space and an opportunity to product with a wider crowd of collaborators.

"One area the scientists allow been researching is lung cancer, which strikes and kills Kentuckians by the side of the nation’s highest rate," Ungar writes. "Their product includes a newly funded project from the National sarcoma Institute on biochemistry in lung cancer."

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