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UK Awarded $6 Million to Further Develop Treatment for Cocaine Abuse

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Professor Chang-Guo Zhan, teamed with fellow UK Professors Fang Zheng and Sharon Walsh, and Professor Mei-Chuan Ko from Wake Forest University, recently received $6 million in funding over five years to...
20-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cardiovascular Research Is Personal for University of Kentucky Scientist

Her findings over the last year suggest that the introduction of male sex chromosomes in biological females could raise the risk of aneurysm. She says this work may have a broader impact, specifically surrounding issues of gender identity.
18-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Neurogastronomy: How Our Brains Perceive the Flavor of Food

Neuroscientists, food scientists and internationally-renowned chefs convened at the University of Kentucky recently to explore ways to help patients with neurologically-related taste impairments enjoy food again.
18-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UK College of Education Researcher Testing New HIV Prevention for Incarcerated Men


To combat health disparities in the African-American community, Danelle Stevens-Watkins began research on them. And not only to collect data that could yield important findings, but to test a new way of helping incarcerated men.
16-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

For One Researcher, a Love for Science Is in the Blood


Binggang Xiang, Ph.D., focuses on understanding how platelets work and their role in disease. His research has earned him a coveted presenters spot at the national American Heart Association conference in November.
13-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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Mammograms Starting at Age 45? Cancer Radiologists Available to Discuss New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

21-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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

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