Two researchers at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, received patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for medical research that will improve the study of and search for cure for Huntington’s and other neurological disorders and will improve methods for using radioisotopes in nuclear medicine.
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen and the General Assembly have honored the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service for its 60 years of service to the state’s 347 cities.
University of Tennessee administrators led an effort championed by campus librarians to bring the popular electronic research database Web of Science to all UT campuses, marking the first time a library resource contract has been purchased by the System for use statewide.
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.
Howard Hall, a nuclear chemist and expert in preventing and responding to nuclear terrorism, has been named as the third University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair.