Motivated by Personal Experience, Scientist Seeks Answers About Spinal Cord Injury

Motivated by Personal Experience, Scientist Seeks Answers About Spinal Cord Injury

At the age of 19, Sasha Rabchevsky was a strong safety on the Hampden-Sydney College football team when a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down.

Rabchevsky has transformed that dreadful turn of events into a meaningful career searching for ways to repair spinal cord damage and improve the lives of those living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Gensel Laboratory Awarded Grant to Study Spinal Cord Injury Repair

Gensel Laboratory Awarded Grant to Study Spinal Cord Injury Repair

The National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) has awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant to John C. Gensel, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), to study the potential role of the immune system in repairing spinal cord injuries.

mTOR Pathway: A Potential Intervention to Retard Brain Aging and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Assessed by Neuroimaging

UK Physiologist Leads Team that Identifies Receptors Activated by Odors

UK Physiologist Leads Team that Identifies Receptors Activated by Odors

A group of physiologists led by University of Kentucky’s Tim McClintock have identified the receptors activated by two odors using a new method that tracks responses to smells in live mice.

Their research was published in the latest edition of The Journal of Neuroscience.

Haynes is First to Identify Cellular Patterns of Contraction in Human Hearts

Haynes is First to Identify Cellular Patterns of Contraction in Human Hearts

When Premi Haynes was growing up in Pune, India, she attended Stella Maris High School, an English language convent school founded by Swiss nuns. Her second grade singing class used a book of English songs. One of the songs was "My Old Kentucky Home." At that time, Haynes had never heard of Kentucky, had no idea where it was, and had no particular ambition to go there.

Wilcock Appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Neuroscience

Wilcock Appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Neuroscience

Donna Wilcock, assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Physiology and the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, has been invited to join the editorial board of The Journal of Neuroscience in 2014 as an associate editor in the Neurobiology of Disease section.

Pain Research by University of Kentucky Scientists featured on Cover of Science

Pain Research by University of Kentucky Scientists featured on Cover of Science

The bodies of mammals, including humans, respond to injury by releasing endogenous opioids — compounds that mitigate acute pain. A team of researchers, led by those at the University of Kentucky, has uncovered groundbreaking new information about how the body responds to traumatic injury with the development of a surprisingly long-lasting opioid mechanism of natural chronic pain control.