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Cancer, COVID and the Kentucky Economy: How 'Sweet Annie' Could Make an Impact

Used as a medicinal herb for centuries, Artemisia annua contains powerful compounds that make it a popular treatment for malaria. But with lab research showing these compounds may help treat a variety of cancers and even COVID-19, this plant is more...
11-Aug-2020 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Important Dementia Studies Continuing at UK Despite Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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...
3-Aug-2020 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Provides New Insight on Colorectal Cancer Growth

A new study by researchers at the University of Kentucky identifies a novel function of the enzyme spermine synthase to facilitate colorectal cancer growth.
29-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reading the Unreadable: Brent Seales and Team Reveal Dead Sea Scroll Text

“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...
23-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Facilitates First Participant in Worldwide Drug Study

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...
16-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

It’s not just Alzheimer’s disease: Sanders-Brown research highlights form of severe dementia

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...
26-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UK's Korotkov Partners With Atomwise to Screen for Potential Drugs Against Novel COVID-19 Target

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.
22-Jun-2020 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alpacas Could be the Secret Weapon Against COVID-19

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.
18-Jun-2020 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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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

COVID-19 Pandemic Spotlights Greater Need for Telehealth Training

11-May-2020 3:10 PM EDT

How Will COVID-19 Impact the 2020 Election? University of Kentucky Experts Have Insight

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...
28-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT

University of Kentucky Social Psychologist Explains Proper Social Distancing, Steps to Counter Loneliness

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.
23-Apr-2020 2:00 PM EDT

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University of Kentucky Expert, Economist Michael Clark Weighs in on Impact of COVID-19

7-Apr-2020 8:40 AM EDT

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Virology Expert Answers Key Questions on COVID-19

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.
2-Apr-2020 4:00 AM EDT

Virologist available to answer key questions about COVID-19

31-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT

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