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University of Kentucky Research Suggests Connection Between the Integrity of the Brain's White Matter and Cognitive Health

The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging recently published findings from a small cohort of participants suggesting a connection between the health of the brain tissue that supports cognitive functioning and the presence of dementia in adults with Down...
4/7/2014 3:50 PM EDT

Oral History Discovery Connects Carving in Italy with Kentucky WWII Veteran


Seventy years after combat in the small town of Tremensuoli, Italy, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History brings to life the story of an American GI who served in the battle and literally left his mark on that community.
4/2/2014 8:00 PM EDT

Docudrama Brings 'Voices of Student Veterans' Alive Across Kentucky


The transition from home to the battlefield and back home again is a long and, at times, bumpy road for war veterans. University of Kentucky brings the "Voices of Student Veterans" to life in theaters across the Commonwealth.
4/1/2014 10:15 PM EDT

Haynes Is First to Identify Cellular Patterns of Contraction in Human Hearts

Premi Haynes, a physiology Ph.D. candidate in the Campbell Muscle Lab, has documented the different cellular patterns and mechanical functions in contractions of the human heart. The findings indicate possible therapeutic targets for treatment of...
3/25/2014 2:00 PM EDT

If You Think You Have Alzheimer's, You Just Might Be Right, Study Suggests

Results from an ongoing epidemiological study at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging suggests a connection between self-reported incidence of memory loss and cognitive memory impairment later in life.
2/21/2014 11:00 AM EST

Report Reveals Significant Increase in Overdoses Involving Heroin in Kentucky

Analysis by the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center shows that emergency department overdose visits involving heroin climbed 197 percent and heroin-related deaths climbed 207 percent in 2012, while benzodiazepines were associated with...
2/21/2014 9:45 AM EST

New Study Shows Potential for Targeting Aggressive Breast Cancers

A new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Peter Zhou shows that targeting Twist, a nuclear protein that is an accelerant of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) program in human cells, may provide an effective...
2/11/2014 4:00 PM EST

New Study Examines Patterns of Cancer Screening in Appalachian Women

A new study by University of Kentucky researchers shows that women who never or rarely screen for breast cancer are also unlikely to receive screening for cervical cancer. The study also identified four key barriers independently associated with the...
1/22/2014 11:10 AM EST

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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.
4/11/2014 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.
12/20/2012 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.
10/20/2011 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).
9/8/2011 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.
7/28/2011 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...
5/3/2011 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...
3/15/2011 1:40 PM EDT

Professors Available for Comment on Uprising in Middle East and Northern Africa

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 intensifying situation in Libya and provide context for associated uprisings in...
3/3/2011 12:35 PM EST

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