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Would People be Happier -- and Healthier-- if They Thought Broccoli Tasted Like Chocolate?

A new science called Neurogastronomy brings chefs and neuroscientists together to improve quality of life for patients with taste & smell deficits. The inaugural International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium is November 7, 2015, featuring...
24-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Heifer Development Project Atop Reclaimed Strip Mine Makes Economic Impact in Eastern Kentucky

D&D Ranch looks as if it would be located in Oklahoma or Texas, but it actually sits atop a reclaimed strip mine in Eastern Kentucky. The 1000 acre ranch is home to the East Kentucky Heifer Development Project, which has helped local farmers...
10-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Treatment Developed at UK Approved for Clinical Trials

An investigational medical device for the treatment of late stage lung cancer, pioneered by researchers at University of Kentucky, has been approved for clinical trials by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). UK is the only site in the country...
9-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find “Dormant” Parasite Cysts Are Actually Quite Active

A new University of Kentucky study in the journal mBio shows that tissue cysts of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, long thought to be dormant, are quite active.
8-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Campus Safety Survey Reveals Student Perceptions and Experiences

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Diane Follingstad, director of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women, unveiled preliminary results from a campus-wide survey of students. Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (CATS) found...
3-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kentucky Scientists Explain Underlying Cause of Unhealthy Brain Aging

Building on scientific evidence implicating disturbed calcium regulation in brain aging accumulated during the past 30 years, a research team in the University of Kentucky Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences has found a connection...
2-Sep-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Transforming Behavioral Therapy with Technology

Using computer vision, signal processing and privacy protection, University of Kentucky doctoral student Nkiruka Uzuegbunam, along with electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Sen-ching Samson Cheung, have developed "MEBook," a...
24-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A First of its Kind: Kentucky African American Encyclopedia Celebrates State’s History

From the earliest moments of Kentucky’s recorded history, the lives of African-Americans have been intricately woven into the fabric of the state. Now, a first-of-its-kind reference chronicles individuals, events, places, organizations, movements...
19-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Oncology Experts Available to Comment on Risk Factors for Melanoma, Pancreatic Cancers in Light of Jimmy Carter Diagnosis

24-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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

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