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Annual Report Spotlights UK Research Impact on Kentucky

What impact does University of Kentucky research have on the Commonwealth? The UK Research 2018 Annual Report provides a snapshot of UK’s research: from the opening of the Healthy Kentucky Research Building,...

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Posted - Apr 19Read More

UK, Kentucky Awarded $87 Million to Lead Effort in Combating Nation's Opioid Epidemic

In the largest grant ever awarded to the University of Kentucky, researchers from UK's Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and across campus — in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and...

Tags - Opioid Treatment, Research, Grants and Funding

Posted - Apr 18Read More

Mark Williams, MD and Jing Li, MD, MS Share Findings at CMS National Care Transitions Awareness Day Summit

Mark Williams, MD, Chief Quality and Transformation Officer at UK HealthCare and Director of the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research, and Jing Li, MD, MS, Associate Director of the UK...

Tags - Center for Health Services Research, Research

Posted - Apr 17Read More

A "Low Dose Aspirin" for Dementia? Drug Ready for Human Testing

Alzheimer's disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives.  It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer's patients is predicted to...

Tags - UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Dementia, Research

Posted - Apr 3Read More

Does Smoking Cause Dementia? Maybe Not, Study Says

It's an irrefutable fact that smoking is bad for you. Study after study has proven that smoking increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes – even blindness.But dementia? Not so fast. A recent...

Tags - Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, Research

Posted - Mar 26Read More

$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...

Tags - Clinical Trials, Faculty, Research

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...

Tags - OB, Research

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...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center, Research

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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Posted - Dec 4Read More

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...

Tags - Faculty, Research

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