UK to Announce Major Multi-million NIH Grant to Launch New Center to Fight Cancer

UK to Announce Major Multi-million NIH Grant to Launch New Center to Fight Cancer

The University of Kentucky was recently awarded a prestigious Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to study the metabolism of cancer from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The $11.2 million grant will fund UK's Center for Cancer and Metabolism over the next five years.

Proposed Cuts to Federal Research Funding Threaten UK’s Health and High-Tech Economy

Proposed Cuts to Federal Research Funding Threaten UK’s Health and High-Tech Economy

In December, with bipartisan support, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a major piece of legislation designed to re-energize medical research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – the world’s premier biomedical research government agency.

VPR Workshop: Core Facilities Supported by Research

VPR Workshop: Core Facilities Supported by Research

By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis Thursday
The Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting a series of workshops designed to help faculty accelerate their research activities and utilize the capabilities of core facilities. For more workshops, see the Research Support Guide.

CORE FACILITIES SUPPORTED BY UK RESEARCH: April 13, 202A BBSRB, 1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Neurology Resident's Study, Published in Stroke, Proposes Change to FAST Mnemonic for Stroke

Neurology Resident's Study, Published in Stroke, Proposes Change to FAST Mnemonic for Stroke

Organizations like the American Heart Association have promoted the FAST concept to help people recognize the symptoms of stroke.

FAST stands for Face, Arm, Speech and Time – the last letter a reminder to seek treatment immediately because strokes can be debilitating or even deadly.

However, a study published in a recent issue of Stroke and authored by a resident physi

Parkinson's disease research and treatment with Dr. Craig van Horne

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

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

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.