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Markey's Blackburn Earns NIH New Innovator Award for Cancer Research


University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researcher Jessica Blackburn has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award, a grant totaling $1.5 million over five years to fund pediatric cancer research.
6-Oct-2017 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Studying Drug's Potential to Prevent Alzheimer's

A researcher at the University of Kentucky is exploring whether low doses of Rapamycin, a drug commonly used as an immunosuppressant for organ transplant recipients, can restore brain function before the disease changes in the brain affect a...
5-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UK Researchers Seek to Identify Ways to Relieve Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment

Many cancer survivors experience devastating cognitive impairment following chemotherapy. Researchers at UK are trying to identify strategies to relieve these symptoms.
29-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fall Foliage: As Greens Fade, Reds and Yellows Pop

Every year around this time, nature puts her greens to bed and awakens her autumn colors. That palette of reds, yellows and oranges painting the landscape is part of a very important ecological process.
29-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UK Researchers Take Community Approach in Battling Opioid Epidemic in Eastern Kentucky

With a $1.16 million cooperative agreement from the CDC, NIDA, SAMHSA and the Appalachian Regional Commission, April Young, researcher with the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, will partner...
30-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Discovers "Killer Peptide" That Helps Eliminate Resistant Cancer Cells

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that when therapy-sensitive cancer cells die, they release a "killer peptide" that can eliminate therapy-resistant cells.
8-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Massaging One Leg Confer Benefit to the Other?


Two University of Kentucky researchers have been awarded a $2.1 million, five-year grant to study how massage might aid in the recovery of muscle mass and reduce muscle atrophy, with implications for the elderly, the ill, and those recovering from...
11-Jul-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UK’s Farman Is Co-Author of Important Wheat Disease Study


A University of Kentucky plant pathologist is part of an international team of researchers who have uncovered an important link to a disease which left unchecked could prove devastating to wheat.
6-Jul-2017 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Expert Available to Talk About Long Acting Reversible Contraception Including IUDs, Implants and Shots.

26-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT

Dr. Christian Lattermann Becomes First Surgeon in Kentucky and Midwest to Perform MACI - a New Technology in Cartilage Repair Which He Helped Move Toward FDA Approval.

2-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Higher Risk of Injury in Youth Flag Football Compared to Youth Tackle Football

16-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST

University of Kentucky Tobacco Control Researcher Explains Advantages, Limitations of FDA’s New Deeming Rule on E-Cigs, Cigars, Hookah

9-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Expert Offers Commentary on U.S. Preparedness for Imminent Health Security Threats


University of Kentucky professor Glen Mays provides commentary on the Health Security Preparedness Index, which measures the ability of the U.S. government to respond to disasters.
18-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Early Onset Dementia-Alzheimer's Type and Coach Pat Summitt

28-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Know the Signs to Preventing and Treating Joint Pain

Dr. Stephen Duncan provides advice to the general population about treating and preventing hip and knee joint pain.
7-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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


"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

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