Parkinson's disease research and treatment with Dr. Craig van Horne
Parkinson’s disease is a long-term, progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s. The symptoms for the disease usually develop slowly over time, and among the obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty in walking.
Behind the Blue Examines Women's Heart Health With Dr. Gretchen Wells, Gail Cohen
February is American Heart Health Month, and this past Feb. 3 marked the 14th annual National Wear Red Day for Women. It’s a day designed to call our attention to recognizing heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women in this country, and to raise awareness of women’s overall heart health.
Norton, UK Partner on Clinical Trial for First-Ever Treatment of Radiation Necrosis
Radiation therapy saves countless lives, but in rare cases, it can cause a debilitating, long-term complication when used on the brain. Around three to five percent of patients who receive radiation for brain tumors, or arteriovenous malformations (AVM), develop radiation necrosis, where the brain tissue around the targeted lesion becomes injured and dies.
Moliterno Named Editor of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions
The American College of Cardiology has named Gill Heart Institute's Dr. David J. Moliterno, the new editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.
New Study Shows Promise for Repurposing Anti-Malarial Drug for Cancer Treatment
A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that chloroquine – a drug currently used to treat malaria – may be useful in treating patients with metastatic cancers.
Tindall-Staton Finds Passion in Research Close to Her Heart
Michele Staton-Tindall grew up in rural Appalachia during a time when people felt so safe they didn’t even lock their doors at night. The ensuing drug epidemic that now ravages her former home has dramatically impacted the lives of the Appalachian people and broken that sense of security.
Daugherty is Editor-in-Chief of American Heart Association Journal for Second Term
Alan Daugherty, senior associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was recently approved to renew his contract as editor-in-chief of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association (ATVB) for a second five-year term. ATVB is one of the five core journals of the American Heart Association.
Alzheimer's Association Awards $1 Million Grant to UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Linda Van Eldik, director of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, was awarded a "Part the Cloud" translational research grant from the Alzheimer's Association. This two-year, $997,738 grant will fund early clinical trials for a promising new treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Sanders-Brown Named Site for Landmark NIH Grant
The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) has been selected to participate in a multicenter, landmark $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify biomarkers for vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID).