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Markey Researchers Develop Web-Based App to Predict Glioma Mutations


A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation.
19-Aug-2014 4:40 PM EDT

Beyond Po-TA-to and Po-TAH-to

The sounds of a 7,000-year-old language now echo through the halls of the University of Kentucky. Professors and students work together to reconstruct a spoken version of PIE (Proto-Indo-European).
14-Aug-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Alcohol Releases the 'Beast Within'

Results of the study indicate that violence decreases as spirituality increases in persons who received the non-alcohol beverage. However, quite unexpectedly, violence actually increased as spirituality increased in persons who received the...
13-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Are Elementary School Start Times Too Early for Young Children?

Elementary-age children living in middle- and upper-class neighborhoods of Kentucky demonstrate weaker academic performance when they are required to start classes early. Earlier school start times were also associated with lower standardized test...
13-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Researchers Find Surprising Differences in How Teen Athletes Experience Concussion

Two researchers at the University of Kentucky are available to discuss their latest research on sports concussions in teens -- a timely topic as we go back to school. Researchers are available for video interview
13-Aug-2014 12:55 PM EDT

UK Study Shows Promise for New Nerve Repair Technique

A multicenter study including University of Kentucky researchers found that a new nerve repair technique yields better results and fewer side effects than other existing techniques.
8-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

New Pharmaceutical Product to Prevent Heroin Deaths

A University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy professor has developed a method for needle-free, intranasal administration of the anti-opioid drug naloxone. The product is in its final round of clinical trials and has retrieved Fast Track status from...
7-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Talking About Regeneration: How Do Some Animals Regrow Missing Parts?


By studying the genetic mechanisms that enable regeneration in our distant evolutionary cousins, scientists hope to one day uncover potentially latent healing abilities that may lie hidden in our own genome.
6-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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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...
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

Professors Available for Comment on Japan Earthquake/Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis

Professors from University of Kentucky's College of Engineering and Department of Physics and Astronomy are available to comment on Japan’s nuclear crisis. A scientist from Kentucky Geological Survey and professors from the University of...
15-Mar-2011 1:40 PM EDT

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