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Campbell Muscle Lab Gives Back to Heart Failure Patients

Every day throughout 2015, University of Kentucky physiologist Ken Campbell laced up his running shoes and took off for a 5-kilometer run, regardless of his schedule, plans or location. Regular running routes...

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Posted - Dec 14Read More

Markey Cancer Foundation Announces New President

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Delzotti, CFRE, CSPG, as new president and chief executive officer. Delzotti will begin his new role in early...

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Posted - Nov 30Read More

Cardiovascular Research Is Personal for UK's Lisa Cassis

For University of Kentucky Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis the drive to conduct meaningful research is personal.  “You don’t go into it for the money, you go into it because you want to help people,”...

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Posted - Nov 18Read More

UK Researchers Showcase Potential Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease at Michael J. Fox Foundation Conference

Two University of Kentucky researchers will present evidence supporting a promising new therapy for Parkinson’s disease as part of a showcase of scientific research and innovation during the Michael J. Fox...

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Posted - Nov 4Read More

$1.6 Million Grant to Sanders-Brown Researcher Will Fund Study of Neurodegenerative Disorders

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has awarded Joe Abisambra, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging a five-year, $1.6 million grant to study a...

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Posted - Oct 27Read More

UK Begins Work on Research Facility Designed to Address State's Health Disparities

Flanked by Gov. Steve Beshear and legislative leaders, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto Friday announced the beginning of work on a research facility unique in the country — a building dedicated...

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Posted - Oct 23Read More

Dutch named American Society of Virology President-Elect

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Rebecca Dutch has been named President-Elect for the American Society for Virology (ASV). The American Society of Virology, comprised of over 3,000 members...

Tags - Faculty, Awards and Recognition, Biochemistry

Posted - Oct 5Read More

Registration Open for Fifth Annual Markesbery Symposium Set for Nov. 20-21

UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is hosting its fifth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Nov. 20-21. This two day program will offer sessions for both scientific and community...

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Posted - Sep 24Read More

New NIH and Journal Requirements for Research Forum

Joint efforts are underway by NIH and leading journals to enhance reproducibility in scientific research through increased rigor and transparency in study design, conduct and data reporting.  Please join us to...

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Posted - Sep 23Read More

American Heart Association Council Honors UK Cardiovascular Researcher

The American Heart Association’s Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB) will award Nancy Webb, a professor of pharmacology and nutritional sciences at the University of Kentucky,...

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Posted - Sep 10Read More

UK Researchers Find “Dormant” Parasite Cysts Are Actually Quite Active

A new University of Kentucky study in the journal mBio shows that tissue cysts of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, long thought to be dormant, are quite active. Led by Anthony Sinai, professor at the UK College...

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Posted - Sep 8Read More

Four Students Committed to Cardiovascular Health, Education Receive Saha Awards

The University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center has selected four students committed to futures in cardiovascular health as the recipients of the 2015 Saha Awards for Cardiovascular Research and...

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Posted - Sep 2Read More

UK Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Kentucky researcher Fredrick Onono to study the potential link between obesity and breast cancer. Obese women are four...

Tags - Research, Obesity associated complications, National Cancer Institute

Posted - Aug 13Read More

SCoBIRC Research Published in the Journal of Neuroscience

Macrophages are cellular sentinels in the body, assigned to identify “attacks” from viruses, bacteria or fungi and sound the alarm when they are present. However, these cells are a “double-edged sword” in...

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Posted - Jul 14Read More

Zhang to Lead New Institute of Biomedical Informatics

A new Institute of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Kentucky will integrate and leverage large data systems across the academic and medical enterprise to improve patient care, research and education...

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Posted - Jul 9Read More

UK Hosts 5th Annual Barnstable Brown Research Day

The University of Kentucky’s fifth annual Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day was held on May 20 at the Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A. Since 2011, the event has focused on current...

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Posted - Jun 17Read More