A University of Pikeville student was recently recognized for her health sciences poster presentation in the Kentucky Academy of Science 2016 Annual Meeting.
Danielle Upton, a chemistry major, took second place for her poster, titled "Anacardic acid, found in cashews and mangoes, as a dietary supplement for pancreatic cancer patients." She said her focus was on finding effective treatments.
"The goal was the find
if anacardic acid was an effective therapeutic in the treatment of
pancreatic cancer patients that also exhibits low toxicity, low
resistance and higher survival rate," Upton said.
Upton has worked for three years with Maiyon Park, an assistant professor of physiology at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The meeting, held at the University of Louisville, drew more than 700 scientists and students, many of whom entered projects into various research competitions.
The Kentucky Academy of Science was founded in 1914, and is today a nonprofit organization. The mission of the academy is to encourage an understanding of science as well as scientific discoveries in the state.
Organizations in this story
Want to get notified whenever we write about University of Pikeville ?
Next time we write about University of Pikeville, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.Sign-up for Alerts
- BROWN UNIVERSITY: Summit explores ways to best meet mental health needs of Rhode Island college students
- CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond
- EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY: Kansas Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
- ADELPHI UNIVERSITY: Home Away From Home: Two International Students Share Their Stories
- AMERICAN UNIVERSITY: Interfaith Project Meeting to be Held January 1
- SAMFORD UNIVERSITY: Samford’s Beeson Divinity School to Host Conference on Racial Reconciliation with The Institute on Religion and Democracy
- Georgetown University has most student athletes in Washington, D.C.
- AARHUS UNIVERSITY: Aarhus University Hospital named Denmark's best hospital for the eleventh year running
- ADTALEM GLOBAL EDUCATION INC.: Adtalem Global Education Completes Divestitures of DeVry University and Carrington College
- Analysis: Which college golf program grossed the most in the U.S.