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Released: 6-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
UK Psychology Expert Offers Ways to Help Children Cope With COVID Anxiety
University of Kentucky

In the Q&A session below, Michelle Martel, a psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, shares her expertise and offers tips for helping your child cope with COVID anxiety.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Researcher a Force in the Fight Against Lyme Disease
Released: 17-Sep-2021 10:20 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Researcher a Force in the Fight Against Lyme Disease
University of Kentucky

At a time when incidence of Lyme disease is rising across the U.S., a study led by University of Kentucky College of Medicine researcher Brian Stevenson, Ph.D., may provide a significant impact in the fight against the disease. A new study will build upon Stevenson's three decades of research aimed at understanding Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Released: 29-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Reopening Anxiety? Here’s How to Overcome it According to University of Kentucky Experts
University of Kentucky

For nearly a year, we relied on masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, many are removing the facial coverings, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy to shed the anxiety that accompanies a global pandemic. If you’re having difficulty coping with this added stress, psychology experts at the University of Kentucky say you’re not alone.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 6-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EST
UK Professor Assists with Development of Guidelines for Treating Opioid Use Disorder
University of Kentucky

Dr. Michelle Lofwall was among the experts tapped to assist in the development of guidelines regarding the use of medication in the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Released: 23-Feb-2018 3:55 PM EST
How Is an Olympian's Heart Different?
University of Kentucky

In this video, Dr. Vincent Sorrell of the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky describes how an athlete's heart evolves to accommodate increased demand.

Released: 18-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Expert Offers Commentary on U.S. Preparedness for Imminent Health Security Threats
University of Kentucky

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.

Released: 7-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Know the Signs to Preventing and Treating Joint Pain
University of Kentucky

Dr. Stephen Duncan provides advice to the general population about treating and preventing hip and knee joint pain.

Released: 26-Apr-2016 4:05 AM EDT
Law Professor's New Book Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Major Cases in Election Law
University of Kentucky

"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.

Released: 2-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST
UK Linguists Imagine Ancient Languages for Video Game, Far Cry Primal by Ubisoft
University of Kentucky

The two University of Kentucky linguists created ancient languages of more than 40,000 words with established grammar, syntax and structure to breath life into the recently released video game Far Cry Primal, by Ubisoft. The professors say the game and its languages are important to the academic world because 1) it's the first time Proto-Indo-European has been used as a living language since it was spoken thousands of year ago and 2) it's the first time any video game creator included a constructed, prehistoric language in the game.

Released: 19-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST
Motivated by Personal Experience, Scientist Seeks Answers About Spinal Cord Injury
University of Kentucky

After a motorcycle accident at age 19 left Sasha Rabchevsky paralyzed from the chest down, he pursued a career of discovery to understand his condition and if not cure it, figure out why there is no cure.

Released: 19-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT
New Class of Drugs Might Change the Landscape for Migraine Treatment
University of Kentucky

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 pitfalls-- facing the drug class' road to FDA approval.

Released: 11-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT
New Cholesterol Drug Could Improve Cardiovascular Health….But Will Insurers Pay for It?
University of Kentucky

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.

Released: 14-Aug-2014 3:10 PM EDT
Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue
University of Kentucky

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 “manly” careers versus “feminine” jobs.

Released: 11-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT
UK Otolaryngologist Works to Address Rural Disparities of Pediatric Hearing Loss
University of Kentucky

Dr. Matthew Bush combines his Appalachian background and clinical expertise to understand and address delayed access to hearing health care for rural children.

Released: 20-Dec-2012 12:30 PM EST
UK Maya Expert Weighs in on Dec. 21 Apocalypse Theories
University of Kentucky

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.

Released: 20-Oct-2011 11:10 AM EDT
Experts Available on Reported Death of Gadhafi
University of Kentucky

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.

Released: 8-Sep-2011 11:55 AM EDT
Expert Available for Comment on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky psychology professor Susan Barron is available to comment on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Released: 28-Jul-2011 2:30 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Faculty Share Insights on Federal Debt Debate
University of Kentucky

Experts are available to comment on the current debt limit debate and the economic impacts a default could cause.

Released: 3-May-2011 11:40 AM EDT
Experts Available for Comment on Bin Laden
University of Kentucky

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 of the American public.

Released: 15-Mar-2011 1:40 PM EDT
Professors Available for Comment on Japan Earthquake/Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis
University of Kentucky

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 Kentucky's College of Arts and Sciences, are available to comment on the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on Friday, as well as the tsunami warnings that affect the islands in the Pacific, including Hawaii.

Released: 3-Mar-2011 12:35 PM EST
Professors Available for Comment on Uprising in Middle East and Northern Africa
University of Kentucky

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 intensifying situation in Libya and provide context for associated uprisings in Bahrain, Iran, Morocco and Yemen.

Released: 10-Jan-2011 3:00 PM EST
Experts Available in Regard to Arizona Shooting
University of Kentucky

Professors are available to comment on various topics surrounding this weekend's shootings in Arizona, including how the press handled the news with advent of social media, America's increasingly heated political rhetoric, and brain injuries and recovery.

Released: 13-Aug-2010 9:00 AM EDT
No Saturday Mail Could Hurt Rural Residents
University of Kentucky

Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky's Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, recently testified to the Postal Regulatory Commission that ending Saturday mail would hurt rural America.

Released: 16-Jul-2010 1:00 PM EDT
History Haunts BP Communications Efforts
University of Kentucky

BP's communications efforts during the oil spill are haunted by the company's past public relations mistakes, and a history of safety failures.

Released: 14-Jul-2010 11:25 AM EDT
How Did Elena Kagan Do?
University of Kentucky

Wondering how Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan performed under Senate scrutiny? UK political science professor Justin Wedeking has the answers and analysis to back it up.

Released: 16-Apr-2009 11:10 AM EDT
Expert Available to Discuss CDC Study Ranking Kentucky as the Most Stressed State
University of Kentucky

A recent CDC study ranks Kentuckians as experiencing the highest rate of frequent emotional distress in the country - a surprise to many. Psychologist C. Nathan DeWall of the University of Kentucky sheds some light on what is stressing out the citizens of the Bluegrass state.

Released: 9-Jan-2009 1:00 PM EST
Retired Ambassador Offers Insight on Foreign Relations
University of Kentucky

Ambassador (ret.) Carey Cavanaugh, who worked under Clinton and Bush, is available to discuss diplomacy under the Obama administration.

Released: 3-Nov-2008 2:00 PM EST
Heart Experts Available to Answer Questions
University of Kentucky

Experts in heart health, from the lab to the clinic exam room, are available for interview at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in New Orleans this week and next week.

Released: 11-Aug-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Expert Available to Discuss Russian, Georgian Conflict
University of Kentucky

Retired Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, a former peace negotiator for conflicts in the Caucasus region, is available to comment on the escalating Russian and Georgian conflict over the Caucasus region of South Ossetia.

Released: 1-Jun-2008 12:00 AM EDT
Feminist Theorist Bordo Comments on Sex and the City
University of Kentucky

Susan Bordo, professor of Gender and Women's Studies and English at the University of Kentucky is available for comment on issues raised by the Sex and the City movie phenomenon, including representations of the female body, appearance and beauty and feminism.

Released: 29-Nov-2007 11:35 AM EST
Expert Can Discuss Alternative Fuel Research
University of Kentucky

Rodney Andrews at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research can discuss the status of energy research programs and feasible alternatives to oil.

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