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University of Kentucky Professor Leads Effort to Develop World’s Largest, Most Inclusive 'Stellar Library'

The MaNGA Stellar Library, or MaStar for short, is named after the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) survey it was designed to support.
8-Jan-2019 5:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


Smoking During Pregnancy Increases the Risk that Your Baby Will Become Obese

Using discarded foreskins from circumcisions, researchers were able to identify a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother's smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring obesity later in life
3-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


A Proposal to Correct Minority Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials

A neurologist takes the research community to task for its lack of minority representation in Phase III clinical trials for drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
1-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Two Ways to Predict Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID)

Research from the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has identified two potential ways to predict VCID – the second leading cause of dementia behind Alzheimer's disease
7-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Institute Awarded $4 Million from U.S. Department of Defense

The University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Institute received a $4 million research contract from the United States Department of Defense and Office of Naval Research to expand research focused on determining optimal physical and mental...
23-Oct-2018 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Links Signaling Pathways to Combating Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine have discovered that targeting a specific signaling pathway could potentially provide a new therapeutic avenue for treating Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the most severe fetal alcohol spectrum...
23-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


XLerateHealth Partners with UK, UofL, WVU on Regional Biomedical Technology Accelerator Hub

XLerateHealth, LLC, a Louisville-based healthcare technology accelerator that focuses on startups and commercialization, will join forces with a consortium of 24 academic institutions led by the University of Kentucky (UK), in partnership with the...
11-Oct-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Ketogenic Diet Appears to Prevent Cognitive Decline in Mice

The Ketogenic Diet, simple caloric restriction, or the pharmaceutical rapamycin appear to improve neurovascular function and prevent cognitive decline in animal models
11-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bah, Humbug? Psychology Expert on How to Cope With Holiday Stress

'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.
6-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

Worried That Grandpa's Behavior Is Dementia? Here's How to Tell the Difference.

3-Dec-2018 11:40 AM EST


The holidays are coming. When you sit at the table with Grandma, are you worried that her forgetfulness is Alzheimer's? Here are a few tips to help you tell the difference.

8-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Expert Available to Comment on Controversy Re: Use of Aspirin to Prevent Diabetes, Heart Attack and Stroke

28-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT


UK Communication Professor Seeks Drug Disposal Solutions

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...
19-Jul-2018 4:15 PM EDT


UK Professor Assists with Development of Guidelines for Treating Opioid Use Disorder

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.
6-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EST


Cardiologist to Present Data from Major Clinical Trial on Heart Disease Resulting from Breast Cancer Treatment

5-Mar-2018 10:00 AM EST

How Is an Olympian's Heart Different?

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.
23-Feb-2018 3:55 PM EST

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