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New $4.2 Million Grant Helps UK, Ky. Communities Battle Opioid Epidemic

For two years, University of Kentucky researcher April Young and her team have been onsite in Eastern Kentucky working with community members to assess and gather information on substance use in rural...

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UK resident Dr. Leanna Lin sets up her deadlift at USPA Nationals last year.

UK Resident, Powerlifter Uses Her Strength as a Force for Good

University of Kentucky radiology resident Dr. Leanna Lin likes to use her strength for good causes.This Saturday, Lin has organized an event called Deadlifts Against Domestic Violence, a powerlifting-style...

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National Leaders, UK Launch HEALing Communities Study to Stem Tide of Opioid Deaths

Flanked by national leaders in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid use – including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar – the University of Kentucky...

Tags - Opiod Abuse, Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation

Posted - Oct 9Read More

$2.8 Million Grant Will Fund Preclinical Study of New Dementia Treatment

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has received a five-year, $2.8 million grant to underwrite preclinical efficacy studies of a potential new treatment for dementia. The drug candidate,...

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Posted - Oct 7Read More

Important Steps to Prevent Dementia

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...

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Posted - Oct 7Read More

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'Behind the Blue': How UK, State Partners Are Working to Help Incarcerated Women With Opioid Use Disorder

The University of Kentucky recently received an $8.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Clinical Research Center as part...

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Posted - Oct 3Read More

UK Polk Dalton Clinic Creates Educational Series for Patients

The UK Polk Dalton Clinic is launching a new educational outreach program that will tackle tough topics, including a variety of issues identified as barriers to living healthy and happy lives.The “First...

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Posted - Oct 2Read More

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UK Regeneration Research Featured in Nature Communications

A new study by researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences and College of Medicine is featured in Nature Communications this week.Sandeep Saxena, Hemendra Vekaria, Patrick Sullivan...

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Posted - Oct 1Read More

Markey Surgeon Fights Breast Cancer at Work – and at Home

At just eight years old, Emily Marcinkowski already knew she wanted to be a doctor.As the only child to a single mother who worked as an OR nurse, Emily often tagged along to the hospital during her mom’s...

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Posted - Sep 30Read More

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How a South Indian Script is Changing the Way Science Views Parasite

A unique partnership between an engineer and a scientist at the University of Kentucky has produced data that is challenging prevailing wisdom about a potentially life-threatening parasite's behavior and...

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Posted - Sep 26Read More

UK Awarded $8.8 Million to Support Opioid Treatment for Women in Criminal Justice Settings

The University of Kentucky recently received an $8.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Clinical Research Center as part...

Tags - Behavioral Science, Opiod Abuse

Posted - Sep 20Read More

Innovative Research Finds HIV Patients at Higher Risk for Blood Clots

Decades of research and treatment advances have helped extend the lives of many people living with HIV, but while these patients live longer, their risk of developing dangerous blood clots increases as much as...

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Posted - Sep 19Read More

Dr. Inabnet Named Chair of Department of Surgery

After an extensive and national search, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has named William Barlow (Barry) Inabnet, III, MD, chair of the department of surgery, effective Sept. 16.As chair, Dr....

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Posted - Sep 16Read More

'Behind the Blue': How UK Researchers are Working to Beat Pediatric Cancer

The world of pediatric cancer treatment has seen huge advancements in treatments over the past 60 years – in the 1950s, less than 10 percent of children were cured of their cancer. Today, the number of...

Tags - Pediatrics, Biochemistry

Posted - Sep 12Read More

Markey Researchers Solve 100-year-old Scientific Mystery

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center have made a breakthrough discovery that solves a mystery long forgotten by science and have identified a potentially novel avenue in pre-clinical...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center, Biochemistry

Posted - Sep 12Read More

Grocery Shop Like a Cardiologist

Grocery shopping can be overwhelming given the number of choices down every aisle and deciding between what is healthy or not can add to that challenge. It is possible to stick to a healthy meal plan – you...

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Posted - Sep 9Read More