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Expert Offers Commentary on U.S. Preparedness for Imminent Health Security Threats

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University of Kentucky professor Glen Mays provides commentary on the Health Security Preparedness Index, which measures the ability of the U.S. government to respond to disasters.

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Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine

Know the Signs to Preventing and Treating Joint Pain

Dr. Stephen Duncan provides advice to the general population about treating and preventing hip and knee joint pain.

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Law Professor's New Book Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Major Cases in Election Law

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"Election Law Stories," edited by election law expert Joshua Douglas and Eugene D. Mazo, offers a deep-dive into the most significant cases in election law across the nation.

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UK Linguists Imagine Ancient Languages for Video Game, Far Cry Primal by Ubisoft

The two University of Kentucky linguists created ancient languages of more than 40,000 words with established grammar, syntax and structure to breath life into the recently released video game Far Cry Primal, by Ubisoft. The professors say the game and its languages are important to the academic world because 1) it's the first time Proto-Indo-European has been used as a living language since it was spoken thousands of year ago and 2) it's the first time any video game creator included a constructed, prehistoric language in the game.

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spinal cord and brain injury, Paralysis, Sasha Rabchevsky, University Of Kentucky, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, SCoBIRC

Motivated by Personal Experience, Scientist Seeks Answers About Spinal Cord Injury

After a motorcycle accident at age 19 left Sasha Rabchevsky paralyzed from the chest down, he pursued a career of discovery to understand his condition and if not cure it, figure out why there is no cure.

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Migraine, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, Kapoor, CGRP monoclonal antibodies

New Class of Drugs Might Change the Landscape for Migraine Treatment

CGRP monoclonal antibodies appear to significantly reduce the frequency of migraine in human clinical trials, potentially changing the landscape for migraine treatment. Headache specialist Sid Kapoor, MD, discusses the enormous potential -- and pitfalls-- facing the drug class' road to FDA approval.

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lipid management, Gill Heart Institute, Thomas, PCSK9 Inhibitors

New Cholesterol Drug Could Improve Cardiovascular Health….But Will Insurers Pay for It?

In clinical trials, a new drug class known as PCSK9 Inhibitors reduced bad cholesterol markedly and is expected to be approved by the FDA this summer. An expert in lipid management discusses some of the barriers to its use.

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Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue

From the first day of their lives, most boys and girls are treated differently. Those differences begin with a pink versus blue nursery, clothes with laces rather than ribbons, sports equipment or dance lessons, and on and on right through to “manly” careers versus “feminine” jobs.

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hearing health care, Rural Health, health disparites, University Of Kentucky, Otolarnygology

UK Otolaryngologist Works to Address Rural Disparities of Pediatric Hearing Loss

Dr. Matthew Bush combines his Appalachian background and clinical expertise to understand and address delayed access to hearing health care for rural children.

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Mayan Calendar, Rusty Barrett, End of the world, Apocalypse, Decemeber 21, Maya, Central America, Mayan myths, popular misconceptions, baktun, Mayan ceremonies

UK Maya Expert Weighs in on Dec. 21 Apocalypse Theories

Rusty Barrett, an expert on Mayan culture, weighed in on how the Mayan calendar works, discussed his research with the Mayan population, and shared his observations of the Maya's reactions to the idea that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012.


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