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Newswise: Important Dementia Studies Continuing at UK Despite Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 3-Aug-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Important Dementia Studies Continuing at UK Despite Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
University of Kentucky

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many things to a screeching halt and continues to impact our daily lives. However, important research at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is continuing under extreme caution and deep dedication. A monumental study in the field of dementia research is set to get underway in the coming weeks at UK.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Study Provides New Insight on Colorectal Cancer Growth
University of Kentucky

A new study by researchers at the University of Kentucky identifies a novel function of the enzyme spermine synthase to facilitate colorectal cancer growth.

Newswise: Virologist Shares What We Know About COVID-19
Released: 28-Jul-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Virologist Shares What We Know About COVID-19
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky virologist Rebecca Dutch answers key questions about SARS-CoV-2 and the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Reading the Unreadable: Brent Seales and Team Reveal Dead Sea Scroll Text
Released: 23-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Reading the Unreadable: Brent Seales and Team Reveal Dead Sea Scroll Text
University of Kentucky

“When I first saw the text inside the scroll, it felt like I was a kid again — like digging through the sand for fossils at one of those museum exhibits and actually finding one. I was so excited,” Tamasi said. “I was the first person to see the contents of the scroll this millennium. There aren’t many opportunities like that.”

Released: 16-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Facilitates First Participant in Worldwide Drug Study
University of Kentucky

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) recently screened the first participant in the world for what is known as the AHEAD 3-45 study. This work is looking at a study medication, BAN2401, to determine if it can help prevent worsening memory and thinking among individuals who might be at risk for future decline. They are hoping this study finds that BAN2401 does just that and will ultimately help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT
It’s not just Alzheimer’s disease: Sanders-Brown research highlights form of severe dementia
University of Kentucky

The long-running study on aging and brain health at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Center has once again resulted in important new findings – highlighting a complex and under-recognized form of dementia.

Released: 22-Jun-2020 11:40 AM EDT
UK's Korotkov Partners With Atomwise to Screen for Potential Drugs Against Novel COVID-19 Target
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky announced a research collaboration with Atomwise, an industry leader in using artificial intelligence (AI) for small molecule discovery, to explore potential COVID-19 therapies.

Newswise: Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’
Released: 19-Jun-2020 7:15 AM EDT
Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’
University of Kentucky

Today, Juneteenth — which celebrates the abolition of slavery — coincides with protests across the U.S. against racial injustice. Society has become inspired to renew their interest in African American history — a legacy filled with tragedy, inequality, resilience and survival. In a Q&A session, UK's Vanessa Holden shares her expertise and insight on the holiday.

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Released: 18-Jun-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Alpacas Could be the Secret Weapon Against COVID-19
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky College of Medicine researchers are using special antibodies made by alpacas to help understand COVID-19 and potentially develop a treatment that could protect people from being infected.

Released: 8-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Study Shows Opioid, Sedative and Antidepressant Use Pre-Surgery Leads to Worse Outcomes
University of Kentucky

A study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers showed that patients who already used opioids, sedatives or antidepressants prior to colorectal surgery experience significantly more complications post-surgery.

Newswise: UK, ArtemiLife Partner to Test for Anti-Cancer Activity of Artemisia Annua Extracts
Released: 3-Jun-2020 9:35 AM EDT
UK, ArtemiLife Partner to Test for Anti-Cancer Activity of Artemisia Annua Extracts
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky and ArtemiLife Inc. will collaborate on a clinical study using the extract of a medicinal plant grown in Kentucky to test for anti-cancer activity of Artemisia annua and to determine the recommended dose of Artemisia annua for future clinical trials.

Newswise: UK Study Finds Many Colon Cancer Patients Not Receiving Standard of Care Therapy
Released: 3-Jun-2020 9:35 AM EDT
UK Study Finds Many Colon Cancer Patients Not Receiving Standard of Care Therapy
University of Kentucky

A new University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study finds that many Kentucky patients with colon cancer are not receiving the recommended standard of care therapy for their disease.

Newswise: Developing Culturally Responsive Strategies to Help African American Women Overcome Barriers to Good Heart Health
Released: 28-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Developing Culturally Responsive Strategies to Help African American Women Overcome Barriers to Good Heart Health
University of Kentucky

Research has shown African American women have disproportionately higher rates of cardiovascular disease risk factors compared to their white counterparts. UK College of Health Sciences assistant professor Brandi White has been working with African American women living in public housing on Lexington’s East End to develop culturally responsive strategies to overcome social and economic barriers to a heart-healthy lifestyle and reduce their cardiovascular disease risk.

Newswise: Markey Announces Hull as New Associate Director of Population Science and Community Impact
Released: 22-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Markey Announces Hull as New Associate Director of Population Science and Community Impact
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announces that medical sociologist Pamela Hull, Ph.D., will join the center and serve as its associate director of population science and community impact. She will also serve as the William Stamps Farish Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and join the UK College of Medicine as an associate professor of behavioral science.

Newswise: New Study Suggests U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Have Been 35 Times Higher Without These Measures
Released: 15-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
New Study Suggests U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Have Been 35 Times Higher Without These Measures
University of Kentucky

The authors found the closing of entertainment businesses — such as restaurants, movie theaters and gyms — and shelter-in-place orders — such as Gov. Andy Beshear’s “Healthy at Home” initiative — resulted in a dramatic reduction in COVID-19 cases.

Newswise: HEALing Communities Strategy Fast-Tracked Due to COVID-19
Released: 14-May-2020 10:25 AM EDT
HEALing Communities Strategy Fast-Tracked Due to COVID-19
University of Kentucky

When Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the early release of some Kentucky inmates due to COVID-19 concerns, the team behind the HEALing Communities Study worked quickly to fast-track one of the evidence-based practices for preventing opioid deaths that was due to launch later this year: the distribution of naloxone to individuals at highest risk for overdose, particularly those being released from local jails.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Researchers Leading Study of COVID-19 Immunity
Released: 11-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Researchers Leading Study of COVID-19 Immunity
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky researchers have launched antibody testing that will help to understand what immunity to COVID-19 really means.

Released: 11-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Launches Clinical Trial to Evaluate New Treatments for COVID-19
University of Kentucky

Clinical leaders from the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center, College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy have launched a clinical trial for experimental therapies to treat patients infected with COVID-19.

Newswise: New University of Kentucky study could change what we know about platelets
Released: 29-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
New University of Kentucky study could change what we know about platelets
University of Kentucky

The $6.6 million study will focus on how platelets function when they form clots in blood vessels and when they sense circulating pathogens, like viruses.

Newswise: Study Reveals Pharmacy-level Barriers to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Appalachian Kentucky
Released: 28-Apr-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Study Reveals Pharmacy-level Barriers to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Appalachian Kentucky
University of Kentucky

A new study led by University of Kentucky researcher April Young and Emory University researcher Hannah Cooper shows that a number of pharmacies in the Appalachian region of Kentucky are limiting the dispensing of buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).

Released: 28-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
How Will COVID-19 Impact the 2020 Election? University of Kentucky Experts Have Insight
University of Kentucky

While the 2020 general election is still more than six months away, the COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined much of the presidential campaign. Meanwhile, state and county officials across the U.S. are already preparing ways to allow voters to cast their ballots safely. University of Kentucky faculty members with expertise in politics have been closely monitoring the evolving situation.

Released: 23-Apr-2020 2:00 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Social Psychologist Explains Proper Social Distancing, Steps to Counter Loneliness
University of Kentucky

As Tony Love, assistant professor of sociology in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, stresses in the Q&A below, it’s important to stay socially connected — even during times when we can’t physically be together.

Newswise: University of Kentucky’s Superfund Research Center Receives $8.7 Million
Released: 20-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
University of Kentucky’s Superfund Research Center Receives $8.7 Million
University of Kentucky

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has awarded the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) a five-year, $8.7 million grant to conduct research aimed at better understanding and minimizing the negative health and environmental impacts of chlorinated organic compounds found at Superfund sites across the Commonwealth and the U.S.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Researcher Leads First Human Study of Drug Targeting Brain Inflammation
University of Kentucky

A study examining MW189 in healthy adult volunteers was performed by a collaborative team from the University of Kentucky, Duke University and Northwestern University. The work by Van Eldik and the rest of the team is substantial as it is the first time MW189 had been tested in humans.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Researchers Unite to Fight COVID-19
University of Kentucky

Researchers and faculty from multiple disciplines across the University of Kentucky are coming together as part of the global effort to treat, understand and eradicate COVID-19. A new workgroup within UK’s College of Medicine is bringing together experts from across the campus to focus on advising COVID-19 patient care and clinical trials based on emerging research and potential treatment options.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Researchers Seek to Develop Antiviral Membrane Mask
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky researcher Dibakar Bhattacharyya has the concept and the means to develop a medical face mask that would capture and deactivate the COVID-19 virus on contact.

Newswise: Virology Expert Answers Key Questions on COVID-19
Released: 2-Apr-2020 4:00 AM EDT
Virology Expert Answers Key Questions on COVID-19
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky virologist Rebecca Dutch answers key questions related to the novel coronavirus. Dutch discusses the virus’ origin, transmission rates, mutation, testing, the difference between COVID-19 and SARS/MERS, and more.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 9:40 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Research Could Help Predict Progression of Parkinson's Disease
University of Kentucky

Researchers from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine are leading a clinical study that could provide a promising new method for early detection of Parkinson’s disease.

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Released: 5-Mar-2020 10:20 AM EST
UK’s Superfund Research Center Connects with Community for a Healthier Kentucky
University of Kentucky

Research conducted within UK’s Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) suggests that proper nutrition can reduce the toxicity of environmental pollutants. Dawn Brewer leads the UK-SRC’s Community Engagement Core, which is working to connect this science with the community to improve the health of Kentuckians.

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Released: 19-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Understanding Brain Inflammation and Stroke Recovery
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky professor Ann Stowe’s research may pave the way to understanding and improving how the brain recovers from stroke.

Released: 17-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
B cells may travel to remote areas of the brain to improve stroke recovery
University of Kentucky

New University of Kentucky research shows that the immune system may target other remote areas of the brain to improve recovery after a stroke.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
New Study Examines Ways to Improve Cancer Literacy in Young Students
University of Kentucky

A new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that implementing cancer education curricula in middle and high schools may improve cancer literacy in Kentuckians and ultimately help reduce cancer rates.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
Protein Could Offer Therapeutic Target for Breast Cancer Metastasis
University of Kentucky

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a protein known as heat shock protein 47 could be key for suppressing breast cancer metastasis.

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Released: 30-Jan-2020 8:55 AM EST
A High-Fiber Diet May Counteract the Harmful Health Effects of Pollutants
University of Kentucky

Research from the University of Kentucky’s Superfund Research Center shows that a diet high in fiber could possibly reverse the adverse effects that environmental toxins have on cardiovascular health.

Newswise: Could Drones Save Cows? Why University of Kentucky Research Team Thinks So
Released: 27-Jan-2020 11:30 AM EST
Could Drones Save Cows? Why University of Kentucky Research Team Thinks So
University of Kentucky

It's a staggering statistic — every year nearly 3 million cows in the U.S. die from health problems. And it's costing the cattle industry more than $1 billion. Could eyes in the sky be the answer? Jesse Hoagg, the Donald and Gertrude Lester Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, thinks so.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Project Seeks to Create More Environmentally Friendly, Stronger Cement
Released: 21-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
University of Kentucky Project Seeks to Create More Environmentally Friendly, Stronger Cement
University of Kentucky

The UK Center for Applied Energy Research has received a two-year, $1.3 million grant to develop extremely durable belite-based cement — an alternative to ordinary Portland cement — that is low-energy consuming and low-carbon dioxide releasing.

Released: 16-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Menthol Ban Could Increase Health Equity
University of Kentucky

Current policies that include restrictions on the sale of menthol flavored tobacco and nicotine products are less likely to reach those that would benefit from them the most, according to new research from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine.

Newswise: Antibiotics could be promising treatment for form of dementia
Released: 10-Jan-2020 8:35 AM EST
Antibiotics could be promising treatment for form of dementia
University of Kentucky

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia.

Newswise:  New $3 Million Study to Look at Influences on Using Opioid Medications in Criminal Justice Setting
Released: 9-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
New $3 Million Study to Look at Influences on Using Opioid Medications in Criminal Justice Setting
University of Kentucky

With $3 million in funding from NIDA and NIGMS, UK College of Arts & Sciences Professor Carrie Oser is leading a new study focusing on factors that influence a person’s decision to use one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder in the criminal justice setting.

Released: 8-Jan-2020 8:50 AM EST
Gut Microbes May Improve Stroke Recovery
University of Kentucky

New research by the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine reveals that supplementing the body's short chain fatty acids could improve stroke recovery.

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Released: 3-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST
UK Study Examines Insomnia Among Women in Appalachian Kentucky
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky research to examine and improve women’s sleep habits sheds light on insomnia among middle-aged women in Appalachian Kentucky. It also highlights a promising non-pharmaceutical intervention that could help them get a good night’s rest.

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Released: 17-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
$24 Million Partnership to Advance Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies in Kentucky
University of Kentucky

The project, Kentucky Advanced Partnership for Enhanced Robotics and Structures (or KAMPERS), will harness the collective research power of 40 multidisciplinary researchers from eight Kentucky universities and colleges. The grant will support the fundamental science needed to advance next generation manufacturing technologies, flexible electronics and robotics.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST
4 Santa Approved Holiday Playlists From UK School of Music
University of Kentucky

The right soundtrack for the holiday season is a gift in and of itself. Music can set the mood, touch the soul, lift the spirit or bring about cheer whether hosting a dinner party, braving the crowds to shop for that special someone or wrapping gifts by an open fire.

Released: 11-Dec-2019 8:00 AM EST
Don't Get on Santa's Naughty List, Stay 'Green' With Gifts This Year
University of Kentucky

Looking for ideas on easy ways to reduce your environmental impact during the holiday season? The University of Kentucky Recycling Program, provides eight easy ideas for you and everyone in your life to stay green this holiday season.

Released: 11-Dec-2019 8:00 AM EST
7 Tips for a Griswold-Worthy Home With UK Lighting Expert
University of Kentucky

Joseph Rey-Barreau, with the University of Kentucky College of Design, has seven easy tips to help make your holiday space everything you’ve ever dreamed of — and make the "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" Griswold family jealous.


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