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New Study Shows Promise for Repurposing Anti-Malarial Drug for Cancer Treatment

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that chloroquine – a drug currently used to treat malaria – may be useful in treating patients with metastatic cancers.
10-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Experimental Treatment for Parkinson's Symptoms Shows Promise

More than 12 months after Parkinson's patient Bill Crawford received "DBS Plus," he can walk more easily and is back to leading services at his beloved Porter Memorial Church in Lexington, Ky.
6-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What Does the 1812 Overture TASTE Like?

More than 250 people attended the International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium earlier this month, where internationally-renowned pastry chef Taria Camerino was a featured speaker. Camerino is a gastoral synesthete, which means she experiences...
21-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

What if You Couldn't Taste Your Favorite Holiday Foods?

What, exactly, is Neurogastronomy? In this edition of "Behind the Blue," we meet with scientists and chefs who discuss brain and behavior in the context of food.
30-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

National Pharmacogenomics Expert Joins Markey, College of Pharmacy Faculty

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and UK College of Pharmacy welcome clinical pharmacologist Dr. Jill Kolesar to their respective teams. Kolesar has extensive experience in oncology pharmacogenomics and the implementation of...
18-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Expanding Precision Medicine Options, UK Markey Cancer Center Launches Molecular Tumor Board

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The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center recently launched its own Molecular Tumor Board, an approach to cancer care that uses genetic analysis to help oncologists choose cancer therapies tailored to each patient's individual needs. The...
18-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Forgetfulness or Alzheimer's?

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The holidays are a time when families get together -- sometimes after long periods apart. But sometimes seldom-seen elderly family members show signs of worrisome mental decline. When should family members be concerned about the possibility of...
15-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

'Women Also Know Stuff' Receives Mansbridge Award

In its award announcement, the 2016 Mansbridge Awards Committee stated, “These brilliant women have devised a social media strategy to hold accountable those who construct expertise in our society without appropriately including women political...
24-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

University of Kentucky Tobacco Control Researcher Explains Advantages, Limitations of FDA’s New Deeming Rule on E-Cigs, Cigars, Hookah

9-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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.
18-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Early Onset Dementia-Alzheimer's Type and Coach Pat Summitt

28-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Know the Signs to Preventing and Treating Joint Pain

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Dr. Stephen Duncan provides advice to the general population about treating and preventing hip and knee joint pain.
7-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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.
26-Apr-2016 4:05 AM EDT

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...
2-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

Expert Available to Comment on New Position Statement on Nutrition in Athletes

25-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

Cybersecurity Law Expert Available to Speak on Constitutional Rights Issues Surrounding iPhone Encryption Case

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24-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

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