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Transforming Behavioral Therapy with Technology

Using computer vision, signal processing and privacy protection, University of Kentucky doctoral student Nkiruka Uzuegbunam, along with electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Sen-ching Samson Cheung, have developed "MEBook," a...
24-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

A First of its Kind: Kentucky African American Encyclopedia Celebrates State’s History

From the earliest moments of Kentucky’s recorded history, the lives of African-Americans have been intricately woven into the fabric of the state. Now, a first-of-its-kind reference chronicles individuals, events, places, organizations, movements...
19-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

UK Part of Consortium Awarded $6 Million NSF Grant for Brain Imaging

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The project is a collaborative effort between principal investigators at the University of Kentucky, University of Oklahoma, and the University of Rhode Island, which is leading the interdisciplinary consortium. The goal is to establish a powerful...
19-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

NSF Awards $6 Million to UK and Three Partner Schools to Develop Weather Research Drones

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The grant will allow researchers to develop unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drone systems, to study atmospheric physics for improved precision agriculture and weather forecasting.
17-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

UK Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Kentucky researcher Fredrick Onono to study the potential link between obesity and breast cancer.
14-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Markey's D'Orazio Receives Funding to Further Skin Cancer Research

It's well-known that excessive UV exposure can lead to skin cancer — but Dr. John D'Orazio at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center focuses his research on exactly why this happens, with the hopes of eventually developing longer-lasting...
10-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Identifying Biomarkers Key to Early Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease

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At the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, researchers are looking for biomarkers that might serve as an early warning system for AD. The process is not without complications, but these scientists possess a collective...
28-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Brent Seales' Research Team Reveals Biblical Text From Damaged Scroll

For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a damaged scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, discovered inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue at Ein Gedi in Israel. High-resolution scanning and UK Professor Brent...
20-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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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

University of Kentucky Economics Professor Available to Comment on Global Ramifications of Greece's Financial Emergency

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7-Jul-2015 9:15 AM EDT

Health Policy Expert Available to Discuss Economics of SCOTUS Decision

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25-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

New Class of Drugs Might Change the Landscape for Migraine Treatment

CGRP monoclonal antibodies appear to significantly reduce the frequency of migraine in human clinical trials, potentially changing the landscape for migraine treatment. Headache specialist Sid Kapoor, MD, discusses the enormous potential -- and...
19-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

New Cholesterol Drug Could Improve Cardiovascular Health….But Will Insurers Pay for It?

In clinical trials, a new drug class known as PCSK9 Inhibitors reduced bad cholesterol markedly and is expected to be approved by the FDA this summer. An expert in lipid management discusses some of the barriers to its use.
11-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

University of Kentucky Opiate Addiction Researcher Available to Discuss Heroin Epidemic

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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

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