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University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Receives Continued Funding to Research Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Biomarkers

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging recently received a five-year grant renewal of their MarkVCID program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award total is more than $6 million.
11-Nov-2021 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

University of Kentucky Awarded $14 Million NSF Grant to Launch World-Class Cultural Heritage Lab

Thanks to a $14 million infrastructure grant from the National Science Foundation, the University of Kentucky is poised to tell multiple heritage science stories in new, groundbreaking ways.
8-Nov-2021 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

UK HealthCare: Voices from the Front Lines — Medicine Intensive Care Units (MICUs)

The University of Kentucky Office of Public Relations and Strategic Communications joined UK HealthCare hospital staff for a few days in September 2021 to document the reality of treating COVID-19 patients across the hospital system. This is chapter...
18-Oct-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Kentucky Study Suggests Personalized Medicine May be the Future of Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

A recently released paper from the Department of Physiology and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine suggests that your genetics can influence your response to Alzheimer’s disease pathology.
8-Oct-2021 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Kentucky Studies: Opioid Overdose Deaths Increase Among Black Individuals

Recent studies by the University of Kentucky's HEALing Communities Study (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) researchers show a notable rise in opioid overdose death rates among non-Hispanic Black individuals.
6-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Kentucky Research Identifies Gene Linked to Evolution of Limb Development

University of Kentucky College of Medicine researchers were part of a new study that gives insight into how limb development evolved in vertebrates.
5-Oct-2021 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UK HealthCare: Voices from the Front Lines — UK Chandler Emergency Department -- University of Kentucky

We recently joined hospital staff for a few days to document the reality of treating COVID-19 patients across the hospital system. This is chapter one in our ongoing series, “UK HealthCare: Voices from the Front Lines,” highlighting stories and...
29-Sep-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Reveals Dramatic Impact of Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada

The new study, published today in Global Change Biology, reveals just how dramatically climate change has impacted aquatic ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada. Scientists can use the data to anticipate changes coming in the near future, and how those...
8-Sep-2021 10:25 AM 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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