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University of Kentucky Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Engineer Better Mental Health Solutions

From the limited data currently available, Wilson, Hammer and Usher found that engineering students aren’t necessarily more likely to have a mental health concern, but they are significantly less likely to seek help than non-engineering college...
24-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sanders-Brown Research Discovers New Pathway in TDP-43 Related Dementias

Recent work published by researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) highlights what the lead investigator calls the “cornerstone” of her lab.
23-Sep-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify COVID-19 Blood Clotting Cause

A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study may provide answers for why so many COVID-19 patients experience thrombosis, or the formation of blood clots that obstruct blood flow through the circulatory system.
17-Sep-2020 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Parents Invited to Join Study About the Impact of COVID-19 on Young Children


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Why You Should be Concerned About What Your Kids Watch During School Closures

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, children across the country are facing social isolation. With many school districts in the U.S. choosing remote learning, students are likely to consume more mass media. You might be wondering, should parents be...
4-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study leads to better understanding of blood pressure regulation, atherosclerosis

A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study provides insight into how a protein called angiotensinogen contributes to blood pressure regulation and atherosclerosis.
2-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sanders-Brown Study Leads to Potential for a New Treatment Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease

The paper explains that current therapeutic approaches to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease focus on the major pathological hallmarks of the disease which are amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. They are the requirements for a...
25-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Kentucky, Penn Researchers Provide Insights into Newly Characterized Form of Dementia

Working with their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that they can differentiate between subtypes of dementia inducing brain disease. “For the first time we created criteria that...
25-Aug-2020 8:05 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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