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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

Markey Researchers Develop Web-Based App to Predict Glioma Mutations

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A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation.
19-Aug-2014 4:40 PM EDT

Beyond Po-TA-to and Po-TAH-to

The sounds of a 7,000-year-old language now echo through the halls of the University of Kentucky. Professors and students work together to reconstruct a spoken version of PIE (Proto-Indo-European).
14-Aug-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Alcohol Releases the 'Beast Within'

Results of the study indicate that violence decreases as spirituality increases in persons who received the non-alcohol beverage. However, quite unexpectedly, violence actually increased as spirituality increased in persons who received the...
13-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Are Elementary School Start Times Too Early for Young Children?

Elementary-age children living in middle- and upper-class neighborhoods of Kentucky demonstrate weaker academic performance when they are required to start classes early. Earlier school start times were also associated with lower standardized test...
13-Aug-2014 4:00 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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