UK Study Disputes Previous Theories on Loss of Muscle Stem Cells and Aging

Professional athletes often spend hours in a gym working to build strong healthy muscles needed to keep them at the top of their game. But strong muscles help all humans maintain peak physical performance –...

Tags - Center for Muscle Biology, CCTS

Posted - Jan 7Read More

Researcher Preps Paraplegic to "Walk Again" during World Cup Kick Off

A paraplegic Brazilian will signal the start of the 2014 World Cup on June 12 with a miraculous movement. Suited in a futuristic exoskeleton developed by researchers part of the Walk Again Project, the young...

Tags - 490, Rehabilitation Medicine

Posted - Dec 22Read More

UK Physiologist Leads Team that Identifies Receptors Activated by Odors

A group of physiologists led by University of Kentucky’s Tim McClintock have identified the receptors activated by two odors using a new method that tracks responses to smells in live mice. Their research...

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Posted - Nov 26Read More

Markesbery Symposium Presents Latest Research on Aging and Dementia

More than 450 scientists, researchers and laypeople converged on Lexington last week for the fourth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia, hosted by the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown...

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Posted - Nov 25Read More

'Three Minute Thesis' Prepares Students to Present Research

Four students seeking their master's degrees and five students doctoral programs competed last week in an event designed to prepare them for presenting research. The "Three Minute Thesis" event, hosted by the...

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Posted - Nov 21Read More

New Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Disorder Identified

A multi-institutional study has defined and established criteria for a new neurological disease closely resembling Alzheimer’s disease called primary age-related tauopathy (PART). Patients with PART develop...

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Posted - Nov 15Read More

UK Researcher Leads Global Team of Scientists Exploring the Processes that Propel Ovulation

During a woman's menstrual cycle, ovulation is the critical mid-point when an egg is released and fertilization can occur. Women's health providers have long understood that a woman's best chances of becoming...

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Posted - Nov 10Read More

Mary Vore, PhD receives 2014 Willard Award

Mary Vore was recently awarded the 2014 William R. Willard Award. This award is the College’s highest honor given to individuals who have made singular contributions to the College’s missions in research,...

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Posted - Nov 6Read More

Trustees Say UK Must Invest in Research to Address State's Most Pressing Needs

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Saturday adopted a sweeping statement of principles, directing President Eli Capilouto to focus on the "most pressing" needs of Kentucky by determining how best to...

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Posted - Oct 31Read More

UK Researcher Awarded $100K Grant To Study Protein Associated with Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded a $100,000 New Investigator Research Grant to Jose Abisambra, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA), to study a brain...

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Posted - Oct 14Read More

UK Researcher Earns NIH Funding to Expand Gender-Based Studies on Foodborne Illness

In her research, Sarah D'Orazio, associate professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, investigates why some people get sicker than others after...

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Posted - Sep 30Read More

Fourth Annual Markesbery Symposium Features Latest Research on the Aging Brain

The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky will hold its fourth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22. The Markesbery Symposium is named in...

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Posted - Sep 30Read More

UK Study Identifies Molecule That Induces Cancer-killing Protein

A new study by University of Kentucky researchers has identified a novel molecule named Arylquin 1 as a potent inducer of Par-4 secretion from normal cells. Par-4 is a protein that acts as a tumor suppressor,...

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Posted - Sep 15Read More

Twitter Chat Offers Insight on Participating in Health Research

Did you know that you can help others by participating in research? Health-focused research affects every aspect of our lives, from the medications we take to the health of our environment. Researchers are...

Tags - 490, Clinical, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center

Posted - Sep 15Read More

UK COM Biomedical Education Releases Recommendations for Individual Development Plans

[From Rebecca Dutch, Associate Dean for Biomedical Education] Dear Chairs and Center Directors,  The NIH has previously recommended that all students and postdoctoral scholars covered off of NIH grants have an...

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Posted - Sep 9Read More

Meyer-van der Westhuyzen Study of Oxidized LDL Shows Early Promise For Treatment of Heart Disease

A team of investigators has made a thought-provoking discovery about a type of cholesterol previously believed to be a "bad guy" in the development of heart disease and other conditions. Jason Meyer, a...

Tags - Lipid Research, 490, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center

Posted - Sep 4Read More