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UK Professor Disproves Float Test to Seek Justice for Jailed Women in El Salvador

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University of Kentucky professor Dr. Greg Davis, a forensic pathologist, has investigated four of 17 cases of El Salvadoran women who were convicted of murdering their babies. His report submitted to the government disproves the outdated float test...
28-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Autism After High School: Making the Transition

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The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded a grant to University of Kentucky College of Education Professor Lisa Ruble and a team of co-investigators to find ways to help reduce or eliminate the disconnect from needed services that often...
27-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Virtual News Conference to Announce Discovery of Previously Unknown Form of DNA that Could Have Profound Impact on Medical Research

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, internationally renowned ophthalmology researcher and professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky, will discuss and answer questions online regarding his...
6-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Think You Have Alzheimer's? You Just Might Be Right, Study Says

New research by scientists at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging suggests that people who notice their memory is slipping may be on to something.
23-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

University of Kentucky Research Explores STXBP5 Gene and its Role in Blood Clotting

Two independent groups of researchers led by Sidney (Wally) Whiteheart, PhD, of the University of Kentucky, and Charles Lowenstein, MD, of the University of Rochester, have published important studies exploring the role that a gene called STXBP5...
17-Sep-2014 5:40 PM EDT

UK Study Identifies Molecule That Induces Cancer-Killing Protein

A new study by University of Kentucky researchers has identified a novel molecule named Arylquin 1 as a potent inducer of Par-4 secretion from normal cells. Par-4 is a protein that acts as a tumor suppressor, killing cancer cells while leaving...
15-Sep-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Oxidized LDL Might Not Be the "Bad Guy" In the Development of Plaque Inside Artery Walls, Research Suggests

A team of investigators from the University of Kentucky has made a thought-provoking discovery about a type of cholesterol previously believed to be a "bad guy" in the development of heart disease and other conditions.
4-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

UK Information Communication Technology (ICT) Professors Explore Deception in Social Media

The explosion of the Internet and social media has literally put the world at our fingertips, revolutionizing the way people connect and share information. However, for all the positives social media provides, it can also open the door to deception,...
28-Aug-2014 2:30 PM 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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