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Research Participant with Down Syndrome: "I'm Helping Myself, and I'm Helping Others Too"

Brooke Estep has Down Syndrome, but it doesn't stop her from living fully, including participating in research at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging that hopes to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's and other age-related dementias
18-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Civil Engineering Professor’s Research Proves Timely for Concerned Community


What happens when a community is faced with the disturbing possibility that their children could be exposed to harmful chemicals every day? They call in experts like Kelly Pennell, UK professor of civil engineering, whose research can shed light on...
7-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

UK's Jason DeRouchey Receives NSF CAREER Award to Link Structure, Stability and Protection in Protamine Packaged DNA


University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry Assistant Professor Jason DeRouchey has received a prestigious five-year, $691,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.
30-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Markey Launches App for Cancer Clinical Trials

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center recently launched a new iPhone app featuring a searchable database of the open clinical trials at Markey. The app gives Markey patients and their treatment teams an easier way of identifying the...
29-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

College of Nursing Study Transitions Patients, Families to Low-Sodium Diet With Electronic Salt Spoon

Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium diets.
27-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

UK's Cerel Debunks Common Suicide Statistic at National Conference


Since the 1960s, the number six has been commonly used to describe how many people are impacted by each suicide. Julie Cerel, associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, says that's just not true, and her research has...
24-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Researchers See Promise in Treatment to Reduce Incidence of Dementia After TBI

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have been attempting to understand the cascade of events following mild head injury that may lead to an increased risk for developing a progressive degenerative brain...
21-Apr-2015 4:25 PM EDT

Parkinson's Patient Experiences Symptom Relief with New Medication


Marion Cox was experiencing the expected decline in the potency of his medications for Parkinson's disease when his doctor offered him a spot in a clinical trial for a new drug delivery system. Now Marion has returned to farming his 800 acres --...
21-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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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

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

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