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Identifying Biomarkers Key to Early Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease


At the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, researchers are looking for biomarkers that might serve as an early warning system for AD. The process is not without complications, but these scientists possess a collective...
28-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Brent Seales' Research Team Reveals Biblical Text From Damaged Scroll

For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a damaged scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, discovered inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue at Ein Gedi in Israel. High-resolution scanning and UK Professor Brent...
20-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

How the Gill Heart Institute (& a 116-lb Dog Named Sarge) Saved Myrl Sizemore’s Life

Without 116-pound Sarge the dog, Mryl Sizemore would have probably died of his heart attack. But Sarge needed the Gill Heart Institute's help as well in order to save Mryl's life.
14-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

University of Kentucky: Bed Bugs 'Bite' the Wallet of Hotel Owners


A new research study from the University of Kentucky reveals some interesting findings about the economic impact of bed bugs on the hotel industry.
14-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

New Findings Identify Receptors Modulating “Good” and “Bad” Macrophage Responses to Spinal Cord Injury

A study by researchers at the University of Kentucky and the Ohio State University sheds light on opportunities to modulate macrophage responses after spinal cord injury, potentially reducing – or even reversing – damage and the resulting...
10-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

UK Study Reveals New Method to Develop More Efficient Drugs


A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers suggests a new approach to develop highly-potent drugs which could overcome current shortcomings of low drug efficacy and multi-drug resistance in the treatment of cancer as well as viral and...
8-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Study Exposes Historical Barricades to Health in Tobacco-Growing States


A research study conducted by Amanda Fallin in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently exposed how tobacco companies rallied around the tobacco-growing states during the anti-tobacco movement. As a result, today the five top tobacco...
6-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and...
26-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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University of Kentucky Economics Professor Available to Comment on Global Ramifications of Greece's Financial Emergency


7-Jul-2015 9:15 AM EDT

Health Policy Expert Available to Discuss Economics of SCOTUS Decision


25-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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...
19-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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.
11-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

University of Kentucky Opiate Addiction Researcher Available to Discuss Heroin Epidemic


9-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Video: UK Professor Discusses Why Mitch McConnell Won Kentucky Senate Race

4-Nov-2014 8:00 PM EST

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...
14-Aug-2014 3:10 PM EDT

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.
11-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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