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Article ID: 697679

UK Communication Professor Seeks Drug Disposal Solutions

University of Kentucky

UK researcher Don Helme is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to gauge public opinion on a new drug deactivation pouch, part of a larger effort to develop solutions to the state’s opioid epidemic. Four counties have received Deterra, the deactivation pouch.

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19-Jul-2018 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696918

Boldly Going Where No Plant Has Gone Before

University of Kentucky

Working with space commercialization company Space Tango, a team of UK College of Pharmacy researchers are studying the potential medicinal benefits of sending plants to space.

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2-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695278

What a New Study Reveals About Selfies and Teenage Body Image

University of Kentucky

From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it's no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky.

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31-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695108

Lafora Disease Research Benefits From the Overlap Between Plant and Human Biology

University of Kentucky

Lafora disease is an ultra-rare, congenital form of epilepsy; every patient diagnosed with it dies before they are 30. Research into the mechanisms of glycogen metabolism at the University of Kentucky show promise for treatments for this and perhaps other forms of epilepsy.

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24-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697684

UK Researchers Study New Therapy to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

University of Kentucky

The study compared the performance of weekly and monthly CAM2038, with the current standard of care, a daily sublingual dose of buprenorphine/naloxone. Results showed the drug’s non-inferiority on the primary responder rate outcome, which was based upon highly sensitive urine testing detecting illicit opioids. The data suggests that injectable buprenorphine is efficacious and may have advantages.

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17-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694331

UK Receives $4.9 Million to Expand Program for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Kentucky

University of Kentucky

In the study, funded with the PCORI contract, Dr. Agatha Critchfield, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the UK College of Medicine and medical director of PATHways, along with a multidisciplinary team, will compare two elements of the PATHways program in rural areas of Kentucky.

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10-May-2018 9:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694165

Study Finds Possibility of New Ways to Treat, Manage Epilepsy Seizures

University of Kentucky

New findings from the University of Kentucky published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrate that there may be ways to address blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy.

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7-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692680

The Data Debacle: Many Unaware Researchers Study Their Social Media

University of Kentucky

If you're unaware that your tweets could be analyzed by researchers and published in studies without your consent, you're not alone. A majority of Twitter users don't know that researchers often gather and study their tweets according to a new study.

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12-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692378

University of Kentucky Marketing Professor Allan Chen Studies the How and Why of Asymmetric Pricing

University of Kentucky

A University of Kentucky faculty member is looking into explanations for why prices for consumers don't always come back down the way we may think they should.

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6-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691142

Training Kentucky's Next Generation of Cancer Fighters

University of Kentucky

For many UK students from Eastern Kentucky, cancer is a problem that hits far too close to home. The Career Training in Oncology Program at the UK Markey Cancer Center provides these students with an opportunity to give back and learn how they can help those who need it most.

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14-Mar-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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