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$2.3 million NIH Grant Aims to Help Improve Diversity in Science and Health Care

Through a recent five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Kentucky faculty Don Frazier and Brett Spear will partner with faculty from qualified minority-serving...

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Posted - Feb 19Read More

Clinical Trial Gives UK Pathologist New Hope

As a longtime pathologist at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Charles Lutz is no stranger to cancer.Lutz has spent much of his career in the lab, helping patients behind the scenes. At the UK Markey Cancer...

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Posted - Feb 5Read More

Research Identifies Pathway Connecting Some HIV Drugs With Liver Disease

As a raft of new treatments for HIV infection have come on the market in the past 20 years, AIDS patients have gotten access to drugs that allow them to live longer."These drugs are miracles," said Dr. Richard...

Tags - Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, Research

Posted - Feb 1Read More

Sci-Fi to Reality: Superpowered Salamander May Hold Key to Human Regeneration

Regeneration is one of the most enticing areas of biological research. How are some animals able to regrow body parts? Is it possible that humans could do the same? If scientists could unlock the secrets that ...

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Posted - Jan 24Read More

Study Links Smoking During Pregnancy With Increase in Obesity Later in Baby's Life

University of Kentucky researchers have identified a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother's smoking while pregnant with an increased risk in the offspring's obesity later in life. Obesity is...

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Posted - Jan 16Read More

UK Study Shows Promise Toward Prevention of Melanoma

In a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team of University of Kentucky researchers led by Stuart Jarrett, Ph.D., and Dr. John D’Orazio have discovered specific protein interactions that...

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Posted - Jan 15Read More

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'Behind the Blue': UK’s Don Frazier Stays Forever Young Through Science Outreach, Research

If staying engaged in something you love is the key to staying young, University of Kentucky emeritus faculty member Don Frazier certainly is on the right track.At an age when many folks are sitting back and...

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Posted - Dec 4Read More

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UK Physiologist Uses Biomechanics to Understand Lung Healing

As a child, Chris Waters was always curious about how things worked. His inquiring mind led him on a path from chemical engineering to biomedical engineering to his current work on a dangerous condition called...

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Daret St. Clair Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Daret St. Clair, Ph.D., has been named the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRBM). St. Clair...

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Posted - Nov 27Read More

UK Biochemist Recognized for Work in FUS-ALS

Researchers at the University of Kentucky have discovered new biological processes by which mutations in the FUS gene cause neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).FUS is a DNA and RNA binding...

Tags - Biochemistry, Research

Posted - Nov 21Read More

Gentry Receives National Award for Outstanding Mentorship

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced that University of Kentucky's Matthew Gentry has received the Landis Award for...

Tags - Biochemistry, Faculty, Faculty Mentoring

Posted - Nov 13Read More

Dr. Lisa Tannock uses expertise to help patients with hormone disorders

Dr. Tannock joined UK in 2004 and is now the chief of endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine as well as the associate director of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center. Endocrinologists study and...

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Posted - Nov 12Read More

Research Identifies Potential Predictors of Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Alzheimer's

Research at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has identified two potential ways to predict vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) – the second leading cause of dementia behind...

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Posted - Nov 7Read More

Liu Joins Markey as Chair of Toxicology and Cancer Biology

Renowned biochemist Xiaoqi Liu, Ph.D., has been named chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology.Liu’s research involves the molecular mechanisms that cause cancer with the...

Tags - Toxicology and Cancer Biology, Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Oct 25Read More

New Grant Provides Retinopathy Screenings for Diabetics

Diabetes is a complex condition that requires patients to check in with providers across a number of specialties. Multiple appointments with practitioners can mean endless rounds of scheduling, traveling and...

Tags - Ophthalmology, Research

Posted - Oct 24Read More

UK Research Links Signaling Pathways to Combatting Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are an array of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), the most severe of these conditions, often...

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Posted - Oct 19Read More