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U of L Gets Grant For Tobacco Plant Research

The University of Louisville has received a $3 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to support its Owensboro Cancer Research Program.U of L President James Ramsey says the funds will be boosted by an additional $1.5 million from the state Bucks For Brains program.The research is focused on developing tobacco-based vaccines for the viruses that cause AIDS and cervical cancer.Researchers hope that a plant-based vaccine will be cheap enough to be sold in developing countries with high rates of the illnesses.(Story by WFPL intern Simon Levine)

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.