Tag: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Virus Hunter: UTHSC’s Colleen Jonsson Seeks Answers to Treat Deadly Viruses, Including COVID-19


It’s 105 degrees in June in the jungle of Paraguay, and Colleen Jonsson and her students are hunting a killer. They’re sweating under heavy biosafety gear and working in a makeshift lab set up on the porch of a house owned by the World Wildlife Federation. Their elusive prey is the hantavirus, a rodent-borne disease… Read More

UTHSC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Collaborate On Cancer Drug Discovery and Development Research


Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will conduct collaborative research with the goal of developing better cancer treatments. Cancer stem cells are inherently resistant to radiation and chemotherapy and are responsible for the majority of cancer relapse cases. The team’s objective… Read More

University of Tennessee System Collaboration Publishes Research on New Diabetes Drug Discovery


Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have discovered a chemical compound that could lower sugar levels as effectively as the diabetes drug Metformin but with a lower dose. This new approach to diabetes drug discovery has been published in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. The research team includes scientists… Read More

UT Collaboration Examines How Natural Chemicals in Green Tea Work


Green tea has always been known to have beneficial health effects, but how these effects come about has been a mystery. Now, a team collaborating across the University of Tennessee System has discovered molecular mechanisms with which key chemicals in green tea work. The research teams of L. Darryl Quarles, MD, of the University of… Read More

Collaboration by Investigators at UTHSC, Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Uses Computational Modeling to Identify Possible Targeted Therapies for Chronic Kidney Disease


A collaboration among investigators at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UT-ORNL) has discovered molecules based on computational modeling that are an important advance toward producing targeted drugs for the treatment of chronic kidney disease, and may prove useful in finding targeted therapies for other illnesses… Read More

Robert Williams Chosen to Participate in Human Brain Project

Dr. Robert Williams

Three Other U.S. Institutions Chosen to Join Multinational Collaboration Memphis, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2013) — The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects (Future & Emerging Technologies). The new project will federate European efforts to address one of the greatest challenges… Read More