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Kentucky by Heart: From ‘splittin’ jeans’ to splitting genes, Pendleton County native earned Nobel Prize

Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at KyForward May 3, 2016 By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist Rural Kentucky had a big part to play in the awarding of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. That’s because Dr. Phillip Sharp, who accepted the international award along with Richard J. Roberts, was raised on a tobacco farm near Falmouth, along the Licking River, in Pendleton...

Nobel-winning scientist Peter Agre to lecture on diplomacy at free public talk at U of L

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Peter Agre, known for his science advocacy and scientific diplomacy efforts with other countries, will speak May 8-9 at the University of Louisville. Agre’s free, public, general-interest talk about “Bridging Science and Society: Advocating for Human Rights and Diplomacy While Fighting Disease Worldwide” will begin at 12:30 p.m. May 9 in Gheens Science Hall...