University of Kentucky Research Foundation sharing in grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky Research Foundation is sharing in more than $3.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The funding is to support research using nanotechnology to find solutions to issues such as food security, nutrition, food safety and environmental protection.

The UK Research Foundation is receiving $450,000, one of nine awards.

In the past, a project by Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute led to development of new nanotechnology that could keep bacteria from sticking to medical equipment and food processing machinery.


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