The University of Kentucky is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities, the largest college or university in the state, with 28,928 students as of Fall 2012, and the highest ranked research university in the state according to U.S. News and World Report.The institution comprises 16 colleges, a graduate school, 93 undergraduate programs, 99 master programs, 66 doctoral programs, and four professional programs. The University of Kentucky has fifteen libraries on campus. The largest is William T. Young Library, a federal depository, hosting subjects related to social science, humanities and life science collections. In recent years, the university has focused expenditures increasingly on research, following a compact formed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1997. The directive mandated that the university become a Top 20 public research institution, in terms of an overall ranking to be determined by the university itself, by the year 2020. Wikipedia.
University of Kentucky | Date: 2016-11-09
A proppant for use in hydraulic fracturing to stimulate a well is provided. The proppant is fly ash particles having a mean particle size (d50) of between 45 m and 150 m and a size distribution defined by (d10)5 m and (d98)250 m.
Vermillion and University of Kentucky | Date: 2016-11-30
The present invention provides protein-based biomarkers and biomarker combinations that am useful in qualifying ovarian cancer status in a patient. In particular, the biomarkers of this invention are useful to classify a subject sample as ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer of low malignant potential, benign ovarian disease or other malignant condition. The biomarkers can be detected by SELDI mass spectrometry.
University of Kentucky | Date: 2016-10-03
Electrostatic dry powder spray processes are disclosed for making battery electrodes. The electrodes made by dry powder coating processes are conventional lithium ion battery electrodes and unconventional electrodes of gradient in composition and structure, large thicknesses, free-standing, and flexible.
Case Western Reserve University, Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System and University of Kentucky | Date: 2016-11-22
Compounds and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity, modulating tissue prostaglandin levels, treating disease, diseases disorders, or conditions in which it is desired to modulate 15-PGDH activity and/or prostaglandin levels include 15-PGDH inhibitors and 15-PGDH activators described herein.
University of Kentucky | Date: 2017-02-28
The present invention relates to novel proteins, referred to herein as amidated glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) peptides (or Amidated Dopamine Neuron Stimulating peptides (ADNS peptides)), that are useful for treating brain diseases and injuries that result in dopaminergic deficiencies.
University of Kentucky and The United States Of America | Date: 2016-12-16
Provided herein are novel small-molecules that have use in the inhibition of Eis, which mediates kanamycin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The presently-disclosed subject matter further includes a pharmaceutical composition including a small molecule inhibitor, as described herein, and a suitable pharmaceutical carrier. Methods of treating tuberculosis comprising administering to an individual an effective amount of the disclosed small molecule inhibitors to mediate kanamycin A resistance and treat tuberculosis are also provided.
University of Kentucky | Date: 2017-01-13
The present invention relates to a molten metal battery of liquid bismuth and liquid tin electrodes and a eutectic electrolyte. The electrodes may be coaxial and coplanar. The eutectic electrolyte may be in contact with a surface of each electrode. The eutectic electrolyte may comprise ZnCl_(2):KCl.
University of Kentucky | Date: 2017-04-24
The present invention is directed to 1,4-disubstituted piperidines, 1,4-disubstituted piperazines, 1,4-disubstituted diazepanes, and 1,3-disubstituted pyrrolidine compounds and their use.
University of Kentucky | Date: 2017-02-02
The present invention relates to methods for improving carbon capture by providing particles within an amine solvent. The particles provide for increased turbulence at the interface between the counter-flowing gas and solvent, which allows for increased amine and carbamate salt diffusion between the liquid film and bulk.
University of Kentucky | Date: 2017-01-27
The present invention concerns a water-processable n-type semiconductor comprised of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI). The semiconductors are prepared by providing PVP and CNTs in a hydrophilic slurry and dispersing therein small amounts of PEI.