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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

UK Neurologist Pens Editorial About Lack of Minority Representation in MS Drug Research

In an editorial published in CNS Spectrums, Dr. Jay Avasarala takes the research community to task for its lack of minority representation in Phase III clinical trials for drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS...

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Posted - Jan 7Read 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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New NCI Grant Expands Markey’s Successful Oncology Training Program to High Schoolers

After successfully launching an oncology training program for Appalachian undergrads in 2016, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is expanding the program to include high school students. The ...

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Posted - Nov 30Read 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

New NCI Grant Expands Markey’s Successful Oncology Training Program to High Schoolers

After successfully launching an oncology training program for Appalachian undergrads in 2016, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is expanding the program to include high school students. The ...

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Posted - Nov 26Read 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

UKnow: Pediatric Plastic Surgeon Applies Global Experience to Kentucky Patients

By Hilary BrownLink to original UKnow article.For plastic surgery resident Dr. Ashley Boustany, spending a week in a hospital in Ecuador working with surgeons and dentist on cleft lips and palates was the best...

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Posted - Nov 21Read More

UK Orthopaedic Trauma Research Team Shows the World What Kentucky Can Do

The Orthopaedic Trauma Service research team in UK HealthCare’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is comprised of a team that has made a tremendous impact despite being formed less than two...

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Posted - Nov 16Read 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...

Tags - UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Research

Posted - Nov 7Read More

Joint Pediatric Heart Care Program Celebrates 100 Surgical Cases

It's been over three years since UK HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center entered into an ambitious partnership to provide pediatric heart surgery services...

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Posted - Nov 1Read More

Barnstable Brown Family Honored with the University of Kentucky All-American Award

The Barnstable Brown family is well-known for a long list of accomplishments and accolades, as well as a long-standing connection to the University of Kentucky. Twins Patricia and Priscilla are former...

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Posted - Oct 25Read More