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Oped: Taking Action to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

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...
12-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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'This Is Your Only Option' — After COVID, Double Lung Transplant, University of Kentucky Patient Breathes Sigh of Relief

“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.
27-Apr-2022 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The University of Kentucky to Collaborate on $10 Million NSF Cyberinfrastructure Initiative

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...
25-Apr-2022 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Kentucky Students Creating Safer PPE for Frontline Workers

University of Kentucky students in the Textile Testing Laboratory are helping develop durable, reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.
20-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Research Made Possible’ Podcast: $14 Million NSF Grant for University of Kentucky EduceLab

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...
19-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Kentucky Experts Share Their Work Combating Nation’s Opioid Crisis at 2022 Rx Summit

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...
18-Apr-2022 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Joins Global Network to Advance Precision Oncology Research

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...
14-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Kentucky Patient, Domestic Violence Survivor Triumphs, One Step at a Time

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...
1-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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UK Psychology Expert Offers Ways to Help Children Cope With COVID Anxiety

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.
6-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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University of Kentucky Researcher a Force in the Fight Against Lyme Disease

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...
17-Sep-2021 10:20 AM EDT

University of Kentucky Law Expert Available to Address Recent Proposed National Opioid Settlements with Drug Companies

26-Jul-2021 4:00 PM EDT

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Professor and Associate Dean Frank Romanelli is available via Zoom this afternoon (July 9) to speak about Pfizer Booster to fight Delta Variant

9-Jul-2021 12:45 PM EDT

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Reopening Anxiety? Here’s How to Overcome it According to University of Kentucky Experts

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...
29-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT

Former U.S. Ambassador available to answer key questions about current conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

1-Oct-2020 3:25 PM EDT

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Virologist Shares What We Know About COVID-19

University of Kentucky virologist Rebecca Dutch answers key questions about SARS-CoV-2 and the coronavirus pandemic.
28-Jul-2020 8:25 AM EDT

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Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’

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,...
19-Jun-2020 7:15 AM EDT

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