6. RESEARCH LEXINGTON'S GROWTH AND IMPLICATIONS ON FUTURE
A proposed study of Lexington's growth and its implications
for the life style of the citizenry has been suggested by the
Lexington City Commission, with a $42,030 grant from the National
Endowment of the Arts underwriting the work to be done through
the UK Research Foundation.
Researchers working through the Foundation will have a close
look at points of friction between growing areas and established
areas they bump up against, according to Prof. James Prestridge of
the College of Architecture, who heads the local City Edges study.
The city will act as agent for the Federal funds. Already,
a team of 30 architects, landscape architects, transportation engi-
neers and students are at work on the project.
7. BIRTH DEFECTS CENTER, IN TENTH YEAR, RECEIVES NATIONAL ATTENTION
The Birth Defects Center at the Medical Center, which has at-
tracted thousands of patients in its ten years' operation, recently
has received national attention.
Dr. C. Charlton Mabry, director of the center, said birth de-
fects occur in three per cent of all births; minor defects are found
in seven to ten per cent. Most of the patients are referred by
their physicians or by county health departments from throughout the
state, and if they can be helped here, are transferred to other de-
partments of University Hospital.
Dr. Mabry said genetics has become an exact enough science to
predict the possibilities of having a child with defects.
8. MINE RESCUE VEHICLE WILL HAVE PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION SOON
The mine-rescue vehicle being developed in the College of
Engineering will have a public demonstration soon.
Private tests have been conducted, Dr. Robert L. Cosgriff,
professor of electrical engineering, said, and he is pleased with
the results and optimistic about the vehicle's possibilities.
The vehicle features a moon rover navigational package, made
available by the Space Administration's technology utilization pro-
gram. In a test last April, the vehicle was remotely controlled
from a range of more than 2,100 feet.