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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 Global Ophthalmology Hosts Inaugural Outreach Clinic

On May 5, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) and the Huffman &...

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Posted - Jun 1Read More

Department of Pediatrics Chair Search

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. The College of Medicine seeks a visionary chair with demonstrated leadership...

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Posted - May 31Read 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

Lexington healthcare facility recognized nationally for second time for its stroke treatment and care

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - May is Stroke Awareness Month and every year 800,000 people experience a stroke. In Kentucky, the numbers are not good when it comes to stroke victims. In fact, we live in what some say...

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Posted - May 15Read 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 Receives $4.9 Million to Expand Program for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Kentucky

With a $4.9 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the University of Kentucky will expand and improve treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) in...

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Posted - May 9Read More

UK Pediatrics Recognized as Model in Early Childhood Screenings

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recognized UK HealthCare's General Pediatric Clinic as a model in its implementation of early childhood screenings.By integrating a series of standardized screenings...

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Posted - May 7Read 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

Celebrities Announced for 30th Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala

 The Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala, internationally recognized as the “premier” Kentucky Derby gala and counted among the “10 Best Parties in the World” by Condé Nast, has announced the celebrity...

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Posted - May 1Read 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