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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How a Team of Traveling Mice are Advancing the Alzheimer's Cause

Scientists from four different institutions are working together to identify a biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease using mice that travel an 850-mile circuit to test the efficacy of special technology called Quest MRI.

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UK Study Finds Biomarker Targets to Make Drugs More Effective in Fighting Cancer

A new study published in Nature Communications and led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Qing-Bai She identifies biomarker targets that may make existing drugs more effective in fighting certain cancers.

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Clinical Trial for Stroke Innovates Patient Care and Research at UK

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The combination of a new clinical trial and tissue bank is innovating stroke care and research at the University of Kentucky. Led by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists, the studies aim to develop new treatments using existing therapies that protect brain tissue after a stroke, and to learn more about the physiology of the event.

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FCC, NCI Working with Markey to Improve Rural Cancer Care Via Broadband Access

A new collaboration using resources from the UK Markey Cancer Center, FCC, NCI, and more will evaluate how to use telecommunications to improve access to cancer care for patients in Eastern Kentucky.

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LGBQ* Women’s Sexual Desire Particularly Impacted by Social and Cultural Pressures

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After interviewing women who identify as bisexual, lesbian and heterosexual, a study from UK researchers is contributing to the understanding of how desire is influenced by issues such as sexism, religion, sexual orientation discrimination and more.

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Kentucky Researchers First to Produce High Grade Rare Earths From Coal

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University of Kentucky researchers have produced nearly pure rare earth concentrates from Kentucky coal using an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective process, a groundbreaking accomplishment in the energy industry.

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Helping Children with ADHD Thrive in the Classroom

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Nearly 15 percent of Kentucky children are currently diagnosed with ADHD, the highest rate in the nation. While medicine alone doesn't necessarily lead to improved academic performance in the long run, a new intervention developed by UK professors is aiming to do just that.

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UK Study Shows Cell Signaling Interaction May Prevent Key Step in Lung Cancer Progression

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Scientific Reports reveals a novel cell signaling interaction that may prevent a key step in lung cancer progression.

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Engineering, Physiology, Computational, Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Disease, Computer Modeling, computer modeling and simulation, Computer Software, Predictive Modeling, Precision Medicine, Drug Targeting, Genetic Mutation, Heart Defect, Technology, familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , Cardiomyopathy, virtual heart , Computer Technology

Predicting How Healthy Your Heart Will be Years Down the Road

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Testing and targeting treatment on a patient's virtual heart could lead to longer and healthier lives, especially for the 5.7 million adults with heart failure. Two University of Kentucky researchers are working to make this a reality.

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Markey's Blackburn Earns NIH New Innovator Award for Cancer Research

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University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researcher Jessica Blackburn has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award, a grant totaling $1.5 million over five years to fund pediatric cancer research.







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