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UofL researchers launch international project to use tobacco plants in the prevention of HIV

Researchers from the University of Louisville will lead an international effort to utilize tobacco plants in HIV prevention, the university announced today.   The researchers will develop a gel containing a specific protein that will prevent the transmission of HIV. The project is being funded by a five-year, $14.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.   UofL’s Kenneth...

Rainfall a big problem for tobacco growers
but just ‘tip of iceberg’ of what they could face

Tobacco planting is behind schedule due to excess rains in the region. This patch in Scott County is one of the few where plants have made it into the ground. (Photo by Tim Thornberry)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Much like their corn-growing counterparts, tobacco growers in Kentucky are beginning to get a little nervous about the continued rainfall and inability to get their...