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UK Researchers Solve Metabolic Mystery Lending Insight Into Lafora Disease


Researchers at the University of Kentucky have unlocked the metabolic function of the essential enzyme laforin, which opens new pathways to treating the deadly Lafora's Disease.
26-Jan-2015 11:50 AM EST

Study Finds Potential New Drug Target for Lung Cancer

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a key enzyme and its associated metabolic programming may lead to novel drug development to treat lung cancer.
26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

UK Computer Science Professor Leading Major Breakthrough in Reading Ancient Scrolls


University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science's Brent Seales is on his way to making history, and uncovering it, with revolutionary software and 2,000-year old Herculaneum scrolls.
22-Jan-2015 10:20 AM EST

VIDEO: UK Students Simultaneously Tackle Food Waste Issue & Help Those in Need

A new UK program is more than just a win-win situation. Watch how college students are not only reaching out to help those in need but also working to solve the problem of food waste and building community all at once.
8-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Researchers Point to Impact of Combined Brain Injury and PTSD in War Veterans


University of Kentucky researchers have exposed new information about the combined cognitive effects of mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder in war veterans.
22-Dec-2014 11:40 AM EST

UK Students Tackle Food Insecurity By Helping Fellow Students

This video feature tells the story of a new initiative helping to battle hunger on the University of Kentucky campus. The program isn't just helping those in need, but offering valuable educational experience to students interested in human...
12-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

New Process Helps Identify Odorant Receptors in Live Mice

A group of physiologists led by University of Kentucky's Tim McClintock, PhD, have identified the receptors activated by two odors using a new method that tracks responses to smells in live mice.
1-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

Study Examines Communication and End-of-Life Decisions

A recent study by Allison Scott, assistant professor in the UK College of Communication and Information, examines how the quality of communication among family members and care givers impacts end-of-life decisions. Scott says family communication...
26-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

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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

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.
20-Dec-2012 12:30 PM EST

Experts Available on Reported Death of Gadhafi

Professors from University of Kentucky's College of Arts and Sciences and Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce are available to comment on the reported death of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
20-Oct-2011 11:10 AM EDT

Expert Available for Comment on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

University of Kentucky psychology professor Susan Barron is available to comment on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
8-Sep-2011 11:55 AM EDT

University of Kentucky Faculty Share Insights on Federal Debt Debate

Experts are available to comment on the current debt limit debate and the economic impacts a default could cause.
28-Jul-2011 2:30 PM EDT

Experts Available for Comment on Bin Laden

Professors from University of Kentucky's College of Arts and Sciences and Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce are available to comment on the recent death of Osama bin Laden and its impact on the war on terrorism and the psyche...
3-May-2011 11:40 AM EDT

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