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Targeting Inflammation May Protect and Restore the Brain after Stroke

June 13, 2018 (Scientific American) - New therapeutic approaches directed at the post-stroke immune response show promise in mice In an ischemic stroke a clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain, depriving...

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Posted - Jun 14Read More

New Clinical Trial Takes Personalized Approach for Rare Type of ALS in Appalachia

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a neurodegenerative disease of some fame in the United States. Many Americans know the illness, which currently has no cure, as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the beloved...

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Posted - Jun 13Read More

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Winners Announced

 Luke Bradley, Janice Fernheimer and Gregory Luhan received the University of Kentucky 2018 Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. This student-nominated award recognizes UK faculty members who...

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Posted - Jun 13Read More

Markey Joins NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in Endorsing Goal of Eliminating HPV-Related Cancers

Nearly 80 million Americans – one out of every four people – are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). And of those millions, more than 31,000 will be diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer this year....

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Posted - Jun 8Read More

UK Hosts 8th Annual Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Day

The University of Kentucky Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center held its eighth annual Obesity and Diabetes Research Day, highlighting the work of students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from around the region...

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Posted - May 29Read More

UK Researchers Publish Study on New Therapy to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Better delivery of medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) is key to addressing the opioid crisis and helping the 2.6 million Americans affected by the disease.While FDA-approved medications are...

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Posted - May 22Read More

UK Anesthesiologist Works to Combat Addiction

When Dr. J. Thomas Murphy moved to the United States in 2002 to practice medicine as an anesthesiologist, he'd never even heard of the opioid drug Vicodin. Originally from Canada, Murphy completed his medical...

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Posted - May 14Read More

Students, Postdocs and Faculty Present Latest Findings at Markey Research Day

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center recently held its ninth annual Markey Cancer Center Research Day, highlighting the work of UK students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from the past year....

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Posted - May 12Read More

UK Honors the 2018-2019 University Research Professors

This week, it was my distinct pleasure to present the University Research Professorship Awards to 14 members of our faculty who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that addresses...

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Posted - May 3Read More

Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) Kickoff Event

BackgroundOn January 31, 2018, the Academic Growth Drive Team approved the recommendations of the UK BEST project to:Create a centralized clinical trials administrative office (Clinical Research Support Office...

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Posted - Apr 25Read More

Head Injuries and the Path from Pilot Study to Major Grant

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been a hot topic of late as soldiers return from the battlefield and football players from the gridiron with debilitating injuries.To date, treatment for TBI has been limited...

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Posted - Apr 18Read More

CCTS Conference on Opioids Draws Nearly 1,000 Participants

The 13th Annual Spring Conference of the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) was held April 13 at the Lexington Convention Center. While the CCTS supports research...

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Posted - Apr 17Read More

Annual Report Spotlights UK Research Impact on Kentucky

How is research at the University of Kentucky transforming tomorrow? The UK Research 2017 Annual Report shares the economic impact of UK research, strategic plan progress, national rankings and innovative...

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Posted - Apr 9Read More

Behind the Blue: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic with Dr. Laura Fanucchi

The opioid epidemic has ravaged communities across the United States and few states have been harder hit than Kentucky. There is, however, a reason to have hope. Researchers, physicians and leaders in the...

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Posted - Apr 2Read More

Sanders-Brown Grant Trains New Generation of Dementia Researchers

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to train the next generation of dementia researchers. The T32 training grant, “...

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Posted - Apr 2Read More

SCoBIRC Symposium Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Kentucky Spinal Cord & Head Injury Research Trust Symposium, which will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building at the University of...

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Posted - Mar 19Read More