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Newswise: University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare focusing relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky
Released: 3-Aug-2022 2:40 PM EDT
University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare focusing relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky
University of Kentucky

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is dealing with a second catastrophic weather event in just a matter of months. Back in December, areas of Western Kentucky were decimated by some of the strongest tornadoes to hit the state in recent memory. This time, Eastern Kentucky has been hit with devastation, with the damage and casualties from these historic floods spanning across multiple counties. The pictures coming out of the impacted areas have overwhelmed the entire state with grief for their neighbors who will feel the effects of this tragedy for months and years to come.

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Released: 27-Jan-2022 7:05 AM EST
University of Kentucky's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program Improving the Lives of Children With Disabilities
University of Kentucky

A new University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) program is helping to meet that need by equipping health and education professionals with the specialized skills and knowledge needed to effectively care for children with developmental disabilities.

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Released: 30-Aug-2021 2:50 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Receives $23.5 Million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science has received a $23.5 million, four-year award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. This is the third time the CCTS has successfully competed for the prestigious Clinical and Translational Award, with continuous funding since 2011 totaling $65.4 million in research dollars.

Released: 6-Jul-2021 11:35 AM EDT
UK HealthCare, Partners Receive Prestigious CDC Grant to Improve Stroke Care, Outcomes in Kentucky
University of Kentucky

UK HealthCare, UofL Health, the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (KHDSP), and other state partners have been awarded the prestigious Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This $1.8 million grant aims to optimize both stroke prevention among those at high risk as well as improve the care and outcomes for stroke patients throughout Kentucky.

Released: 25-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Conversion therapy is discredited and increases risk of suicide
Palo Alto University

Pride Month is being marked by some lawmakers in Kentucky with a renewed push to ban “conversion therapy – the discredited practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. If successful, the bill, which aims to prohibit mental health professionals in the state from "engaging in sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts” with minors, would make Kentucky the 21st state in the U.S. to put in place such a prohibition. Two experts in mental health counseling explain why they welcome this move but remain concerned that at present many LGBTQ youth live in states that have no ban in place protecting them from conversion therapy – a practice that the scientific community has long since shunned.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Kentucky Geological Survey researcher to develop landslide models, risk assessments in Eastern Kentucky
University of Kentucky

Funded by FEMA, the three-year project will allow Matt Crawford, a landslide researcher, to work with local officials in eastern Kentucky to adopt strategies for reducing landslide risks to infrastructure and improving response for landslide events.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Do Sadists Feel Sad After Inflicting Pain? UK Grad Authors Intriguing Study
University of Kentucky

A new study authored by David Chester, who graduated with a doctorate in experimental psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences from the University of Kentucky, delves deeper into sadistic tendencies and aggressive behavior. More specifically, the emotions that accompany aggression.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 7:30 AM EST
ACA Medicaid Expansion Shows Impact on Colon Cancer Screenings, Survival in Ky.
University of Kentucky

A new University of Kentucky study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows a direct link between the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion and the impact of colon cancer on Kentuckians.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST
Journalism Students Take to the Sky to Learn From a Bird's Eye View
University of Kentucky

In a drone journalism class in Kentucky, students are learning to use new drone technology for news gathering purposes.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
$2.3 million NIH Grant Aims to Help Improve Diversity in Science and Health Care
University of Kentucky

Through a recent five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Kentucky faculty Don Frazier and Brett Spear will partner with faculty from qualified minority-serving institutions across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to help improve diversity in science and health care.

Released: 31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Research Identifies Pathway Connecting Some ARV Drugs With Liver Disease
University of Kentucky

Research out of the University of Kentucky has identified a potential pathway by which certain ARV drugs -- commonly given to patients with HIV -- give rise to liver disease.

Released: 28-Jan-2019 3:15 PM EST
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal Feb 2019 Video Abstracts and Editor Picks
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal Feb 2019 Video Abstracts and Editor Picks

23-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST
Scientists Assemble Genome of Salamander with Regeneration Capabilities
University of Kentucky

Scientists at the University of Kentucky have assembled the entire genome of the Mexican Axolotl, the key to unlocking the secrets of regeneration with potential for life-changing clinical applications down the road.

18-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST
Sci-Fi to Reality: Superpowered Salamander May Hold the Key to Human Regeneration
University of Kentucky

Scientists at the Unviersity of Kentucky have assembled the entire genome of the Mexican Axolotl, the key to unlocking the secrets of regeneration with potential for life-changing clinical applications down the road.

Released: 9-Jan-2019 12:50 PM EST
Metabolite produced by gut microbiota from pomegranates reduces inflammatory bowel disease
University of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Scientists at the University of Louisville have shown that a microbial metabolite, Urolithin A, derived from a compound found in berries and pomegranates, can reduce and protect against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Millions of people worldwide suffer from IBD in the form of either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, and few effective long-term treatments are available.

Released: 8-Jan-2019 5:15 PM EST
University of Kentucky Professor Leads Effort to Develop World’s Largest, Most Inclusive 'Stellar Library'
University of Kentucky

The MaNGA Stellar Library, or MaStar for short, is named after the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) survey it was designed to support.

Released: 3-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Smoking During Pregnancy Increases the Risk that Your Baby Will Become Obese
University of Kentucky

Using discarded foreskins from circumcisions, researchers were able to identify a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother's smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring obesity later in life

1-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
A Proposal to Correct Minority Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials
University of Kentucky

A neurologist takes the research community to task for its lack of minority representation in Phase III clinical trials for drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Released: 17-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal Jan 2019 Video Abstracts and Editor Picks
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal Jan 2019 Video Abstracts and Editor Picks

Released: 6-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
Bah, Humbug? Psychology Expert on How to Cope With Holiday Stress
University of Kentucky

'Tis the season to be merry and bright! But you may be feeling less than joyful during the "most wonderful time of the year." Do you experience stress, anxiety or even depression from November to January? If so, you're not alone.

Released: 7-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
Researchers Identify Two Ways to Predict Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID)
University of Kentucky

Research from the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has identified two potential ways to predict VCID – the second leading cause of dementia behind Alzheimer's disease

Released: 23-Oct-2018 2:45 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Institute Awarded $4 Million from U.S. Department of Defense
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Institute received a $4 million research contract from the United States Department of Defense and Office of Naval Research to expand research focused on determining optimal physical and mental fitness among elite U.S. military members.

Released: 23-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
New Research Links Signaling Pathways to Combating Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
University of Kentucky

Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine have discovered that targeting a specific signaling pathway could potentially provide a new therapeutic avenue for treating Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the most severe fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Released: 11-Oct-2018 4:45 PM EDT
XLerateHealth Partners with UK, UofL, WVU on Regional Biomedical Technology Accelerator Hub
University of Kentucky

XLerateHealth, LLC, a Louisville-based healthcare technology accelerator that focuses on startups and commercialization, will join forces with a consortium of 24 academic institutions led by the University of Kentucky (UK), in partnership with the University of Louisville (UofL) and West Virginia University (WVU).

Released: 11-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Ketogenic Diet Appears to Prevent Cognitive Decline in Mice
University of Kentucky

The Ketogenic Diet, simple caloric restriction, or the pharmaceutical rapamycin appear to improve neurovascular function and prevent cognitive decline in animal models

Released: 8-Oct-2018 4:40 PM EDT
New Study Shows Promise for Targeting Breast Cancer Metastasis
University of Kentucky

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a protein known as collagen XIII could be key for suppressing breast cancer metastasis.

Released: 3-Oct-2018 1:25 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Biologist Receives Nearly $1.9 Million to Study Retinal Regeneration Using Zebrafish
University of Kentucky

Ann Morris, associate professor of biology at UK, will use the National Institutes of Health funding to continue her cutting-edge research in retinal development and regeneration.

Released: 27-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
To Fight Kentucky’s Biggest Cancer Killer, Markey Researchers Think Small
University of Kentucky

In a study published in the Journal of Controlled Release, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers used nanoparticles to deliver powerful chemotherapy drugs directly to lungs affected by metastatic disease while avoiding toxicity elsewhere in the body.

Released: 11-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Innovative Research Could Result in a Billion More Being Fed
University of Kentucky

Faced with a rapidly increasing global population, an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Kentucky, Clemson University and the University of Idaho is examining ways to overcome a major barrier in improving grain yields.

23-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Study: Amphetamines Don't Improve Motor Recovery After Stroke
University of Kentucky

A pilot clinical trial exploring the benefit of d-amphetamine combined with physical therapy for stroke patients found no evidence that the regimen improved post-stroke motor recovery.

Released: 24-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Kentucky Landmark's Visitors ‘Witness’ New Artistic Perspective on State's History
University of Kentucky

As students, faculty, staff and visitors enter Memorial Hall this fall it is highly likely their eyes will be drawn upward to a new creation in the dome at the building’s entry. Karyn Olivier's gold-leafed artwork, which features African-American and Native American images, hopes to shine new light on many misrepresented Kentuckians from the state’s history.

Released: 23-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Blood, BBQ and
University of Kentucky

A University of Kentucky neurologist who stumbled across a family with a gene mutation that can cause Lou Gehrig's Disease is merging science, medicine and family in a quest for a cure.

Released: 15-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Research Shows More Seniors Are Happy Despite Cognitive Decline
University of Kentucky

A new study, authored by Anthony Bardo and Scott Lynch, examines "cognitive life expectancy." What exactly does that term mean? Bardo, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky, describes "cognitive life expectancy" as how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health.

Released: 2-Aug-2018 3:40 PM EDT
Forensic Pathologist Is a Storyteller, Wearer of Many Hats
University of Kentucky

Dr. Greg Davis'resume sports a long line of national/international forensic consults on criminal cases, including a recent star turn on ABC's "The Last Defense," a seven episode docu-drama that explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of multiple death row cases.

Released: 30-Jul-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Do Obese Patients Have a Higher Risk of Infection and Dying After Colon Surgery?
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

In a study published in the August issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, investigators from the University of Alabama at Birmingham sought to answer this question. While it has been long recognized that heavy patients are at higher risk of complications after surgery, Dr. Wahl and his colleagues wanted to find out whether there was a difference whether a patient was merely pudgy or downright obese.

Released: 30-Jul-2018 6:55 AM EDT
What Is Important to Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery?
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

What do patients really want? These are Important questions that doctors at the University of Vermont have tried to answer. In the August issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Dr. Wrenn and his colleagues surveyed 167 patients who had undergone a colorectal resection between 2009 and 2015.

Released: 20-Jul-2018 9:30 AM EDT
UK Researchers Study New Therapy to Treat Opioid Use Disorder
University of Kentucky

The study compared the performance of weekly and monthly CAM2038, with the current standard of care, a daily sublingual dose of buprenorphine/naloxone. Results showed the drug’s non-inferiority on the primary responder rate outcome, which was based upon highly sensitive urine testing detecting illicit opioids. The data suggests that injectable buprenorphine is efficacious and may have advantages.

Released: 19-Jul-2018 4:15 PM EDT
UK Communication Professor Seeks Drug Disposal Solutions
University of Kentucky

UK researcher Don Helme is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to gauge public opinion on a new drug deactivation pouch, part of a larger effort to develop solutions to the state’s opioid epidemic. Four counties have received Deterra, the deactivation pouch.

Released: 2-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Boldly Going Where No Plant Has Gone Before
University of Kentucky

Working with space commercialization company Space Tango, a team of UK College of Pharmacy researchers are studying the potential medicinal benefits of sending plants to space.

Released: 15-Jun-2018 11:20 AM EDT
Can Less Treatment be as Effective for Anal Cancer?
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

The incidence of anal cancer continues to rise. Despite making the headlines with Farrah Fawcett, people are still reluctant to discuss this important cancer. The majority of patients with this cancer are cured by a combination of treatment of radiation and chemotherapy.

Released: 15-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Everyone Dreads Hemorrhoid Surgery! A Study by Surgeons in Vermont Shows A Way to Change This
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Physicians from the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington undertook a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to see whether preemptive analgesia could help reduce pain and narcotic use following common anal rectal surgical procedures.

Released: 31-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
What a New Study Reveals About Selfies and Teenage Body Image
University of Kentucky

From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it's no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky.

Released: 24-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Lafora Disease Research Benefits From the Overlap Between Plant and Human Biology
University of Kentucky

Lafora disease is an ultra-rare, congenital form of epilepsy; every patient diagnosed with it dies before they are 30. Research into the mechanisms of glycogen metabolism at the University of Kentucky show promise for treatments for this and perhaps other forms of epilepsy.

Released: 10-May-2018 9:40 AM EDT
UK Receives $4.9 Million to Expand Program for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Kentucky
University of Kentucky

In the study, funded with the PCORI contract, Dr. Agatha Critchfield, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the UK College of Medicine and medical director of PATHways, along with a multidisciplinary team, will compare two elements of the PATHways program in rural areas of Kentucky.

Released: 7-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT
Study Finds Possibility of New Ways to Treat, Manage Epilepsy Seizures
University of Kentucky

New findings from the University of Kentucky published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrate that there may be ways to address blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy.

Released: 12-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT
The Data Debacle: Many Unaware Researchers Study Their Social Media
University of Kentucky

If you're unaware that your tweets could be analyzed by researchers and published in studies without your consent, you're not alone. A majority of Twitter users don't know that researchers often gather and study their tweets according to a new study.