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Newswise: Center of Membrane Sciences Receives NSF EPSCoR Grant to Develop a Membrane Purification Platform
Released: 17-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EST
Center of Membrane Sciences Receives NSF EPSCoR Grant to Develop a Membrane Purification Platform
University of Kentucky

The goal of the project is to create a membrane-based downstream purification platform for large-scale continuous biomanufacturing of viral vectors and virus-like particles (VLPs).

Newswise: Sanders-Brown researcher receives $1.7 million to study adverse effects of Alzheimer’s drugs
Released: 2-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Sanders-Brown researcher receives $1.7 million to study adverse effects of Alzheimer’s drugs
University of Kentucky

Donna Wilcock, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) was awarded a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant for her lab’s exploration of adverse effects of two new Alzheimer’s disease drugs — aducanumab and lecanemab —​ which have been shown to slow the progression of cognitive decline.

Newswise: Spreading Hope Through Humor — Markey Cancer Patient, Comedian Shares Her Story
Released: 28-Oct-2022 11:55 AM EDT
Spreading Hope Through Humor — Markey Cancer Patient, Comedian Shares Her Story
University of Kentucky

As a stand-up comedian, Debra Faulk is an expert at transforming the most difficult and uncomfortable moments of her life into something that lifts others. Active in the local comedy scene, the 54-year-old Lexington native uses standup as a platform to shine a light on serious health issues, with much of her routine inspired by her family’s experiences: one sister dealt with intellectual disabilities while another had breast cancer, her brother served in Desert Storm and came back with PTSD, her father had dementia, and her mother was on dialysis.

Newswise: Markey Cancer Center earns accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer
Released: 28-Oct-2022 11:35 AM EDT
Markey Cancer Center earns accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer
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The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC).

Newswise: University of Kentucky Researchers Create New Cancer Fighting Compound
Released: 27-Oct-2022 3:20 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Researchers Create New Cancer Fighting Compound
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A University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher’s team developed new chemical compounds that show promise as a potential anticancer therapy to treat aggressive tumors. The study led by Samuel G. Awuah, Ph.D., was published in Chemical Communications with Adedamola Arojojoye, a graduate student in Awuah’s lab as the paper’s first author.

Released: 13-Oct-2022 9:00 AM EDT
English Professor’s Book Probes How Cold War Policies Helped Create Post-Colonial Literature
University of Kentucky

A new book by Peter Kalliney, William J. and Nina B. Tuggle chair in English in the University of Kentucky's College of Arts & Sciences, looks at ways in which rival superpowers used cultural diplomacy and the political police to influence writers.

Newswise: Markey Cancer Center receives Merck Foundation grant to advance equitable cancer care in Kentucky
Released: 7-Oct-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Markey Cancer Center receives Merck Foundation grant to advance equitable cancer care in Kentucky
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center received a grant through the Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care, an initiative funded by the Merck Foundation. The Alliance is designed to make cancer care more equitable in the U.S. by helping patients who live in underserved communities receive timely access to high-quality, culturally responsive care.

Newswise: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association announces UK's Donna Wilcock as new editor-in-chief
Released: 3-Oct-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association announces UK's Donna Wilcock as new editor-in-chief
University of Kentucky

The Alzheimer’s Association welcomes the University of Kentucky’s Donna M. Wilcock, Ph.D., as the new editor-in-chief of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.Since its inception in 2005, Alzheimer’s & Dementia has sought to bridge the knowledge gaps that separate traditional fields of dementia research by rapidly disseminating new findings and acting as a forum for articles covering clinical investigations and basic, social and behavioral research.

Newswise: Sanders-Brown researchers receive $20.5 million from National Institute on Aging
Released: 2-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Sanders-Brown researchers receive $20.5 million from National Institute on Aging
University of Kentucky

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) has been awarded a $20.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The P01 award exemplifies team science, helping to support about 35 researchers across six different labs who will be working on four main projects, all with a common theme.

Newswise: University of Kentucky-led project awarded $2.5 million by NSF to study climate change, biodiversity
Released: 29-Aug-2022 3:50 PM EDT
University of Kentucky-led project awarded $2.5 million by NSF to study climate change, biodiversity
University of Kentucky

A study led by the University of Kentucky has been selected for funding by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) “Biodiversity on a Changing Planet” program, an international, transdisciplinary effort that addresses major challenges related to climate change. The five-year project has been awarded nearly $2.5 million.

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Released: 26-Aug-2022 10:00 AM EDT
NSF-funded engineering research to combat medical device infections
University of Kentucky

For her most recent project, “Mechanical Mechanisms of Biofilm Survival on Implant Surfaces,” Dr. Martha Grady, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kentucky, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

   
Newswise: Sanders-Brown director receives funding to advance work on potential drug
Released: 19-Aug-2022 1:25 PM EDT
Sanders-Brown director receives funding to advance work on potential drug
University of Kentucky

Linda J. Van Eldik, Ph.D., director of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, is part of a $1.5 million grant to help further research into a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. A four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to Northwestern University includes a $611,676 subaward to UK. Van Eldik, the Dr. E. Vernon Smith and Eloise C. Smith Alzheimer's Research Endowed Chair, serves as principal investigator on UK’s award.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Betamethasone could improve outcomes for prostate cancer radiation therapy
University of Kentucky

A new study published by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that the common steroid betamethasone could be used to reduce unwanted side effects of radiation treatments for prostate cancer.

Newswise: Kentucky Childrens Hospital celebrates 25 years of serving Kentucky’s children
Released: 9-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Kentucky Childrens Hospital celebrates 25 years of serving Kentucky’s children
University of Kentucky

On Aug. 23, Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) will celebrate its 25th anniversary of serving the children of the Commonwealth. The hospital has grown since 1997, in both physical capacity and in the types of specialty care for every child, from infant to young adults.

   
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.

   
Newswise: UK HealthCare, Community Leaders Celebrate Opening of New Sanders-Brown Clinic
Released: 28-Jul-2022 2:40 PM EDT
UK HealthCare, Community Leaders Celebrate Opening of New Sanders-Brown Clinic
University of Kentucky

Today (July 25), UK HealthCare and community leaders celebrated the full opening of the Sanders-Brown Memory Clinic at Turfland. The new, larger clinic replaces the former Sanders-Brown facilities along North Broadway in Lexington. The world looks to The University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging for answers to the mysteries of dementia, and the elderly rely on them for help in charting their path to a healthy and vigorous senior lifestyle. After outgrowing their old space, leaders at UK decided it was time that Sanders-Brown’s home for clinical research and patient care reflects their reputation — building them a new home on UK HealthCare’s Turfland Campus.

Newswise: New Study Shows Hope, Options for Older Patients With Liver Cancer
Released: 28-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT
New Study Shows Hope, Options for Older Patients With Liver Cancer
University of Kentucky

Physicians and researchers from UK HealthCare's Transplant Center and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center conducted a study of patients over the age of 70 with a type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and how the outcomes of ablative treatments compare to liver transplants. The findings were published in the May 2022 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Researchers Develop Antiviral Face Mask that Can Capture, Deactivate SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein on Contact
Released: 21-Jul-2022 7:05 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Researchers Develop Antiviral Face Mask that Can Capture, Deactivate SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein on Contact
University of Kentucky

A team of University of Kentucky researchers led by College of Engineering Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., and his Ph.D. student, Rollie Mills, have developed a medical face mask membrane that can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on contact. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Bhattacharyya, known to friends and colleagues as “DB,” along with collaborators across disciplines at UK, received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the material. Their work was published in the Nature journal Communications Materials on May 24.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Researchers Develop Online Portal to Show How Biases in RNA Sequences Affect Gene Expression
Released: 29-Jun-2022 12:50 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Researchers Develop Online Portal to Show How Biases in RNA Sequences Affect Gene Expression
University of Kentucky

A recent publication from researchers at the University of Kentucky explains the importance of identifying and understanding how differences between tissues and cells alter gene expression without changing the underlying genetic code.

Newswise: Grad Student Discovers Shock Wave in Merging Galaxy Clusters, Confirms a Missing Link
Released: 16-Jun-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Grad Student Discovers Shock Wave in Merging Galaxy Clusters, Confirms a Missing Link
University of Kentucky

Galaxy clusters are the most massive, gravitationally bound systems in the universe. When two galaxy clusters collide, theories predict that their first contact would create a shock wave between them. For the first time, a research team detected such an axial shock between two clusters that are about to merge.

Newswise: Black Hole Activity Not Evolving in Central Cluster Galaxies
Released: 15-Jun-2022 11:10 AM EDT
Black Hole Activity Not Evolving in Central Cluster Galaxies
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky postdoc presents important new findings about black holes and their host galaxies at American Astronomical Society meeting

Newswise: Recent Study Indicates High Prevalence of Recently Defined Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia
Released: 13-Jun-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Recent Study Indicates High Prevalence of Recently Defined Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia
University of Kentucky

Researchers from the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging say a paper recently published in Acta Neuropathologica is the most definitive assessment yet of the prevalence of a form of dementia classified in 2019 and now known as LATE. The results show that the prevalence of brain changes from LATE may be roughly 40% in older adults and as high as 50% in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Investigators Receive $3.7 Million to Study Kentucky’s Sleep Deprivation Epidemic
Released: 10-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Investigators Receive $3.7 Million to Study Kentucky’s Sleep Deprivation Epidemic
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to find out why people in the Appalachian region of Kentucky have such consistently poor sleep outcomes.

Newswise: Saha Legacy Continues With Establishment of Aortic Research Center at the University of Kentucky
Released: 2-Jun-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Saha Legacy Continues With Establishment of Aortic Research Center at the University of Kentucky
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The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has announced the creation of the Saha Aortic Center, a new research center focused on aortic disease. This new center was established thanks to a generous $1 million gift from the Saha Foundation. Housed in the Biomedical Biological Science Research Building on the UK campus, the Saha Aortic Center will promote research and education to advance clinical care for disease of the aorta. Aortic disease can cause the expansion and rupture of a vessel wall in the chest or abdominal area, leading to potentially deadly internal bleeding.

Newswise: Farish Fund Gives $5 Million to Establish New Markey Urologic Cancer Program
Released: 2-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Farish Fund Gives $5 Million to Establish New Markey Urologic Cancer Program
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has received a $5 million gift to establish the Ambassador William Stamps Farish Program of Excellence in Urologic Cancer. The gift will be formally accepted later in June, subject to UK Board of Trustees approval.

Newswise: Study: Black Overdose Death Rate Doubles in Kentucky
Released: 1-Jun-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Study: Black Overdose Death Rate Doubles in Kentucky
University of Kentucky

The rate of deadly drug overdoses among Black people in Kentucky more than doubled from 2016 to 2020, according to a new analysis by University of Kentucky researchers. The Black overdose mortality rate increased by nearly 117% — from 21.2 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2016 to 46.0 per 100,000 in 2020, according to the research published in the journal Public Health Reports.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Study: Asymptomatic COVID-19 Could Still Cause Pregnancy Risks
Released: 31-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Study: Asymptomatic COVID-19 Could Still Cause Pregnancy Risks
University of Kentucky

According to a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study, asymptomatic COVID-19 infection during pregnancy could still have potential long-term consequences for a developing baby. The study led by Ilhem Messoudi, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, was published in Cell Reports May 25. The research shows that COVID-19 infection in pregnant mothers who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms still triggered immune responses causing inflammation in the placenta.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Resources for Families of Infants With Down Syndrome Formally Recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics
Released: 27-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Resources for Families of Infants With Down Syndrome Formally Recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky

In a clinical report released on April 18, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended resources administered by the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) to pediatricians across the nation. These resources are recommended to be distributed by pediatricians to families learning about a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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Released: 25-May-2022 9:55 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Receives Renewed $11.4 Million Grant to Further Cancer Research
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The University of Kentucky’s Center for Cancer and Metabolism (CCM) will continue its critical mission to research the metabolism of cancer with a renewed Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant award from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The prestigious grant — totaling $11.4 million — will continue to fund UK’s CCM over the next five years.

Released: 12-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Oped: Taking Action to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars
University of Kentucky

The news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s proposal to ban mentholated cigarettes and flavored cigars will save lives. Every two and a half minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. Every day in the U.S., 400 lives are lost to lung cancer. If the FDA’s proposal is approved, researchers expect a 15 percent decline in tobacco smoking. Over the next 40 years, that decline in smokers could result in saving up to 654,000 lives. Nearly one-third of those deaths avoided will be among non-Hispanic Black smokers, who are more likely to use menthol cigarettes than non-Hispanic White smokers.

Newswise: 'This Is Your Only Option' — After COVID, Double Lung Transplant, University of Kentucky Patient Breathes Sigh of Relief
Released: 27-Apr-2022 9:25 AM EDT
'This Is Your Only Option' — After COVID, Double Lung Transplant, University of Kentucky Patient Breathes Sigh of Relief
University of Kentucky

“The only way out of this is with new lungs.” That’s what Andy Wilkins and his wife Michelle were told after Andy was hospitalized with COVID-19.

Newswise: The University of Kentucky to Collaborate on $10 Million NSF Cyberinfrastructure Initiative
Released: 25-Apr-2022 11:45 AM EDT
The University of Kentucky to Collaborate on $10 Million NSF Cyberinfrastructure Initiative
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The University of Kentucky will collaborate on a five-year, $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative, led by the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), to reimagine cyberinfrastructure user support services and delivery to keep pace with the evolving needs of academic scientific researchers.

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Released: 20-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Students Creating Safer PPE for Frontline Workers
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky students in the Textile Testing Laboratory are helping develop durable, reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.

Newswise: ‘Research Made Possible’ Podcast: $14 Million NSF Grant for University of Kentucky EduceLab
Released: 19-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
‘Research Made Possible’ Podcast: $14 Million NSF Grant for University of Kentucky EduceLab
University of Kentucky

For more than 20 years, Brent Seales, University of Kentucky Alumni Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been working to create and use high-tech, non-invasive tools to rescue hidden texts and restore them to humanity. Dubbed “the man who can read the unreadable,” he has garnered international recognition for his “virtual unwrapping” work to read damaged ancient artifacts — such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and Herculaneum papyrus rolls — without ever physically opening them.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Experts Share Their Work Combating Nation’s Opioid Crisis at 2022 Rx Summit
Released: 18-Apr-2022 2:30 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Experts Share Their Work Combating Nation’s Opioid Crisis at 2022 Rx Summit
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky experts on the front lines of the nation’s opioid and addiction crises will share their work in the field of opioid use disorder research, treatment and prevention this week at the 2022 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta April 18-22.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Joins Global Network to Advance Precision Oncology Research
Released: 14-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Joins Global Network to Advance Precision Oncology Research
University of Kentucky

Caris Life Sciences (Caris), the leading molecular science and technology company actively developing and delivering innovative solutions to revolutionize health care, announced April 14 that the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has joined Caris’ Precision Oncology Alliance (POA).

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Released: 1-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Patient, Domestic Violence Survivor Triumphs, One Step at a Time
University of Kentucky

In 2013, April Ballentine’s ex-boyfriend shot her five times in public. Though she survived – barely – the event left her paralyzed from the chest down. April channeled her trauma into a force for good, becoming an advocate for victims of domestic violence and volunteering at the local rehabilitation facility to help teach physical therapy students how to work with paralyzed patients.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Markey Global Cancer Consortium Studies New Option for Diagnosing Lung Cancer
Released: 31-Mar-2022 9:55 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Markey Global Cancer Consortium Studies New Option for Diagnosing Lung Cancer
University of Kentucky

Tumor biopsies are currently the most common tool for diagnosing lung cancer. However, according to a new paper published by the University of Kentucky and Manipal Academy of Higher Education, there is evidence that liquid biopsies – obtained from a blood sample – have the potential to replace tumor biopsies that require patients to undergo a surgical procedure.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation Funds World’s 1st Distinguished Professorship in Neuroendocrine Tumor Research
Released: 29-Mar-2022 10:10 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation Funds World’s 1st Distinguished Professorship in Neuroendocrine Tumor Research
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Foundation received a $1 million gift to create the world’s first distinguished professorship in neuroendocrine tumor (NET) research. The Amanda W. Lockey Foundation gives the gift in support of UK Markey Cancer Center medical oncologist Lowell Anthony, M.D., a specialist in neuroendocrine tumor treatment. The distinguished professorship in NET research will support Anthony’s work by allowing him and his team to focus on clinical and translational research and the development of a radiotherapeutic program.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Study: 'Good' Cholesterol Could Help Treat Sepsis
Released: 18-Mar-2022 10:55 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Study: 'Good' Cholesterol Could Help Treat Sepsis
University of Kentucky

Replenishing the body’s high-density lipoprotein (HDL) could be an effective treatment for sepsis, according to a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in Science Signaling. The lab study, led by Xiangan Li, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Physiology and the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, found that a synthetic form of HDL provided protection against sepsis in mice.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Social Work Launches Pandemic Relief Call and Assessment Center for Kentucky Foster Youth
Released: 18-Mar-2022 10:00 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Social Work Launches Pandemic Relief Call and Assessment Center for Kentucky Foster Youth
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Holding true to their mission to improve the lives of all Kentuckians, the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky is launching the Pandemic Support Response Initiative. Funded by $3.9 million in federal pandemic relief dollars, PSRI will serve as a resource connector for foster youth across the Commonwealth.

Newswise: University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Begins 1st Clinical Trial in the World for Newly Discovered Form of Dementia
Released: 17-Mar-2022 1:25 PM EDT
University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Begins 1st Clinical Trial in the World for Newly Discovered Form of Dementia
University of Kentucky

Now a couple of years after this discovery, Pete Nelson, the R.C. Durr Foundation Chair in Alzheimer's Disease at the University of Kentucky, is working towards the second part of the dream, with the world’s first clinical trial for LATE officially underway by his colleagues at UK.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Project Will Help Black Lexingtonians Access Mental Health Services – Serves as Model Effort for Communities Nationwide
Released: 17-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Project Will Help Black Lexingtonians Access Mental Health Services – Serves as Model Effort for Communities Nationwide
University of Kentucky

The Neighborhood Healers Project, a new pilot project led by University of Kentucky researchers, aims to reduce this equity gap by addressing the stigma and helping Black Lexingtonians access the mental health services they need.

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Released: 11-Mar-2022 10:00 AM EST
Damaged Lungs Breathe Life into University of Kentucky COVID Research
University of Kentucky

A small black lump, about an inch or so in width, rests­ on the bottom of a sealed plastic container. It doesn’t look like much ­­– in fact, it doesn’t look like anything. But this little black lump has untold potential, full of secrets for the researchers at Kentucky Research Alliance for Lung Disease (K-RALD) to discover about the pandemic that has ravaged the world for more than two years.

Released: 10-Mar-2022 9:55 AM EST
Recent Study from University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Looks at Blood Test as Possible Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer’s Disease
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has been around for nearly half a century. In that time, they have built an international reputation for best-in-class research into a disease that kills more people every year than breast and prostate cancer combined – Alzheimer’s disease. There are several components to the ongoing research at Sanders-Brown, one is exploring ways to detect Alzheimer’s earlier in a person’s life.

Newswise: Axolotls ‘Genetically Indistinguishable’ From Other Salamanders
Released: 22-Feb-2022 8:00 AM EST
Axolotls ‘Genetically Indistinguishable’ From Other Salamanders
University of Kentucky

Through reconstructing an evolutionary history, they found that genetic differences between axolotls and other salamanders in their region of Mexico were almost indistinguishable.

   
Newswise: Brainson Lab at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Developing New Treatment Approaches for Lung Cancer
Released: 9-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST
Brainson Lab at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Developing New Treatment Approaches for Lung Cancer
University of Kentucky

Recent findings in the laboratory of University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Christine Brainson, Ph.D., could lead to promising treatments for two molecular subtypes of lung cancer.

Newswise: Machine Learning Uncovers Violence During Apartheid, Earns Top Honor from Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation for University of Kentucky Researchers
Released: 7-Feb-2022 10:30 AM EST
Machine Learning Uncovers Violence During Apartheid, Earns Top Honor from Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation for University of Kentucky Researchers
University of Kentucky

The $45,000 award will support the Bitter Aloe Project, which uses machine learning models to extract data from records produced by South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Researchers Link a New Non-Mutated Protein to Dementia
Released: 2-Feb-2022 10:05 AM EST
University of Kentucky Researchers Link a New Non-Mutated Protein to Dementia
University of Kentucky

A team of researchers from the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is working to identify new proteins that are destructive to the brain. They know that about 25% of individuals, and 50% of individuals with Alzheimer disease, have the genetic mutation APOE ε4 allele — a known risk factor for the disease. Through a recent study, researchers were surprised to find that even in the brains of patients without the disease-driving mutation, ApoE proteins were enhanced in dementia. Their findings appear in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Awarded Beckman Scholars Program With Undergraduate Chemistry Focus
Released: 31-Jan-2022 1:30 PM EST
University of Kentucky Awarded Beckman Scholars Program With Undergraduate Chemistry Focus
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The University of Kentucky has been named a 2022 Beckman Scholars Program Award winner. The award will create a new program focusing on diversity and equity in undergraduate research — Scholars United by Chemistry: Cultivating Excellence through Science Stewardship (SUCCESS). This prestigious, invite-only program for top-tier research institutions provides a 15-month mentored research experience for exceptional undergraduate students in chemistry, biological sciences and associated interdisciplinary combinations.


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