UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Facilitates First Participant in Worldwide Drug Study

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 17, 2020) — Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) recently screened the first participant in the world for what is known as the AHEAD 3-45 study....

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Dr. Sarah Tully Marks Recaps Her Year as the Bell Addiction Medicine Scholar

Since being selected as the University of Kentucky’s first Bell Addiction Medicine Scholar, Sarah Tully Marks, MD, has been hard at work creating additional educational opportunities for residents in the...

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Posted - Jul 14Read More

UK Professor Emeritus Chosen to Lead United States Pharmacopeial Convention

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 14, 2020) — Dennis E. Doherty, MD, professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has recently been named president of one of the world’s largest...

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UK Study Provides New Insight on Colorectal Cancer Growth

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 14, 2020) — A new study by researchers at the University of Kentucky identifies a novel function of the enzyme spermine synthase (SMS) to facilitate colorectal cancer growth.SMS is an...

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UK Neurologists Working to Ensure Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 14, 2020) - A time for action.It is a phrase many in the country are focusing on and putting an effort towards in hopes of improving racial justice. It is no surprise that meaningful...

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Sanders-Brown Researcher Receives Grant Supported by Rotary Clubs to Further Dementia Studies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 8, 2020) - A grant recently received by Maj-Linda B. Selenica, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA), is helping further collaborative...

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Dr. Dennis Cheek Named Director of Medical Physics

After an extensive national search, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Radiation Medicine has selected Dennis Cheek, PhD to serve as the new director of the department’s renowned...

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UK Faculty, Students Refurbish and Provide Medical Equipment in Rural Kentucky

Roughly one in seven Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges from $500 to $2,000 without insurance, seriously curbing access to this essential...

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UK Research Could Pave Way for Noonan-like Syndrome Treatment

A University of Kentucky College of Medicine researcher has been awarded $1.9 million to continue research examining molecular pathogenesis of Noonan-like syndrome. Emilia Galperin, Ph.D., professor in the...

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Office of Medical Education Announces New Student Affairs Positions

In an effort to further enhance the development of our medical students’ professionalism, well-being, and social opportunities throughout their educational experience, the University of Kentucky College of...

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Posted - Jun 29Read More

It’s Not Just Alzheimer’s Disease: Sanders-Brown Research Highlights Form of Severe Dementia

The long-running study on aging and brain health at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) Alzheimer’s Disease Center has once again resulted in important new findings –...

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TeleCare Through UK's Barnstable Brown Diabetes Clinic Helping Patients Succeed During Ongoing Pandemic

Jill Blake’s diabetes journey began when she was 11 years old. “It was 1982," she said. "I was in the 7th grade, and I began experiencing all of the classic signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes.” Back then,...

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UK Ophthalmologist Writes Article Highlighting Limited and Inconsistent Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in Scientific Literature

Dr. Daniel Moore, from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, recently conducted a study looking at the frequency and use of racial and ethnic data in...

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Artemisia Annua Could Be Promising Treatment for COVID-19

Recent lab studies by chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany) in close collaboration with virologists at Freie Universität Berlin have shown that extract from the...

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Apply Now for Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program

The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accepting applications to fill one position. Applications are due July 17...


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 Antibodies from Big Boy, Emperor and Blue Eyes are helping UK researchers understand COVID-19 and potentially develop a treatment that could protect people from being infected. Photo by Ben Corwin, Research Communications.

Alpacas Could be the Secret Weapon Against COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 18, 2020) — Alpacas Big Boy, Blue Eyes and Emperor may hold the key to combating COVID-19. Their antibodies could offer a defense against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease....

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