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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...

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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...

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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

Dr. Lisa Tannock uses expertise to help patients with hormone disorders

Dr. Tannock joined UK in 2004 and is now the chief of endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine as well as the associate director of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center. Endocrinologists study and...

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Posted - Nov 12Read More

Research Identifies Potential Predictors of Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Alzheimer's

Research at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has identified two potential ways to predict vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) – the second leading cause of dementia behind...

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Posted - Nov 7Read More

Liu Joins Markey as Chair of Toxicology and Cancer Biology

Renowned biochemist Xiaoqi Liu, Ph.D., has been named chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology.Liu’s research involves the molecular mechanisms that cause cancer with the...

Tags - Toxicology and Cancer Biology, Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Oct 25Read More

New Grant Provides Retinopathy Screenings for Diabetics

Diabetes is a complex condition that requires patients to check in with providers across a number of specialties. Multiple appointments with practitioners can mean endless rounds of scheduling, traveling and...

Tags - Ophthalmology, Research

Posted - Oct 24Read More

UK Research Links Signaling Pathways to Combatting Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are an array of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), the most severe of these conditions, often...

Tags - Research, Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences

Posted - Oct 19Read More

THE CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH EXCELLENCE ON OBESITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES (COCVD) FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases, in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) announce the availability of...

Tags - Research, Grants and Funding, cardiovascular disease

Posted - Oct 18Read More

Register for Markesbery Symposium's Scientific, Community Sessions

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 top...

Tags - UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Alzheimer's research, Research

Posted - Oct 4Read More

Two Sanders-Brown Studies Show Connection Between Diet, Cognitive Function

We've all experienced a "gut feeling" — when we know deep down inside that something is true. That phenomenon and others, aptly describe what scientists have now demonstrated: that the gut and the brain are...

Tags - UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Research, Alzheimer's disease

Posted - Oct 2Read More

UK Alumni Association Names Winners of Alumni Professorship Award

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association — with a committee chaired by UK Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement G.T. Lineberry — regularly honors outstanding UK faculty members with the UK Alumni...

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Posted - Sep 28Read More

Cardiovascular Research Day Features Science From Regional, National Researchers

Last week, more than 200 faculty, staff, and trainees from across the nation attended the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute's Cardiovascular Research Day to share the latest research on cardiovascular health...

Tags - Saha Awards, Research

Posted - Sep 26Read More

KNI Clinical-Translational Research Symposium Registration Open

Registration is open for the 2018 Kentucky Neuroscience Clinical-Translational Research Symposium, which will take place Oct. 5, 2018 at the Karpf Auditorium in Pavilion A of the University of Kentucky Albert...

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Posted - Sep 25Read More