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Study May Explain the Nation's Growing Racial Achievement Gap

While the social science community has understood the potential impact of a racial achievement gap for decades, its root causes and mechanisms have not been clearly defined. The unique data collected and the uncommon analysis presented by Morris and...
3-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Kentucky Researchers Discover Three New Primate Species

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Twenty years ago, there were only two species of mouse lemurs. Today, including the newly-discovered species, mouse lemurs comprise 24 species. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List, 94 percent of lemurs are...
3-May-2016 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kentucky Researchers One Step Closer to Understanding Regeneration in Mammals

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The group, building on their 2012 landmark discovery, has shown that a third species of African spiny mouse can completely close four millimeter ear holes and regenerate missing tissue. This new study suggests that genetic factors underlie variation...
25-Apr-2016 5:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Plant Signals Travel Different Routes to Turn on Defense

Faced with a pathogen, important signaling chemicals within plant cells travel different routes to inform the plant to turn on its defense mechanisms, according to a recent University of Kentucky study.
21-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Supermassive Black Holes Do Not Form from Stellar Black Holes

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University of Kentucky Astrophysicist Isaac Shlosman and collaborators have revealed details of how supermassive black holes formed 13 billion years ago, and it's not from normal (stellar size) black holes growing to supermassive proportions.
6-Apr-2016 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scholarships or Salaries for College Athletes?

John R. Thelin, University of Kentucky professor and higher education expert, examines why "play for pay" is not in a college athlete's best interest.
2-Mar-2016 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

From Patient to Survivor: UK Freshman Inspired to Help Other Kids Fight Cancer

DanceBlue is UK's 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon that benefits Kentucky kids fighting pediatric cancer. 4 years ago, R.J. Hijalda was one of those kids. After a successful treatment he decided he would give back in hopes of helping...
1-Mar-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of Kentucky Physicist Discovers New 2D Material That Could Upstage Graphene

University of Kentucky's Madhu Menon and collaborators have discovered a new material that could advance digital technology and open a new frontier in 2D materials beyond graphene. Truly flat and extremely stable, the material is made up of light,...
29-Feb-2016 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Law Professor's New Book Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Major Cases in Election Law

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"Election Law Stories," edited by election law expert Joshua Douglas and Eugene D. Mazo, offers a deep-dive into the most significant cases in election law across the nation.
26-Apr-2016 4:05 AM EDT

UK Linguists Imagine Ancient Languages for Video Game, Far Cry Primal by Ubisoft

The two University of Kentucky linguists created ancient languages of more than 40,000 words with established grammar, syntax and structure to breath life into the recently released video game Far Cry Primal, by Ubisoft. The professors say the game...
2-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

Expert Available to Comment on New Position Statement on Nutrition in Athletes

25-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

Cybersecurity Law Expert Available to Speak on Constitutional Rights Issues Surrounding iPhone Encryption Case

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24-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

Motivated by Personal Experience, Scientist Seeks Answers About Spinal Cord Injury

After a motorcycle accident at age 19 left Sasha Rabchevsky paralyzed from the chest down, he pursued a career of discovery to understand his condition and if not cure it, figure out why there is no cure.
19-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST

Expert Available to Comment on New Statement From the American Heart Association Re: Heart Attacks in Women

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26-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

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

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