University of Tennessee Partners with AstroTurf® on $1.5 Million Research Center

After more than a year of intense planning, The University of Tennessee has partnered with AstroTurf®, the iconic synthetic grass brand, to create the Center for Safer Athletic Fields, which will compare natural grass playing surfaces to synthetic surfaces. With the goal of improving athletic performance and reducing injuries, this initiative will provide the most comprehensive, on-going comparison of synthetic surfaces to natural grass.


ORNL, St. Jude Track Neurons to Predict and Prevent Disease

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are looking at how developing nerve cells may hold a key to predicting and preventing diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.