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UK Study Potentially Links Low Blood Amylin Level to Reduced Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2021) — More than 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is projected to triple by 2050. Despite that growing number, there is not yet a cure.Florin Despa...

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New Study to Provide 1st In-Depth Look at Hip Pain in Patients With Marfan Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Kentucky have received a $100,000 grant from The Marfan Foundation to assess how patients with Marfan syndrome develop hip pain. The study will be conducted by Mary Sheppard,...

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Congratulations Ahmed Elsherbini, PhD

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Ahmed Elsherbini successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations Dr. Elsherbini!"Ceramide-enriched extracellular vesicles: A role in...

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Tattoos Can Impair Sweating, Lead to Heat-Related Injuries

A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology finds that tattooed skin does not sweat as much as non-inked areas of the body, which may have implications...

Tags - Physiology

Posted - Oct 28Read More

New Study Looks at Encoding the Odor of Cigarette Smoke

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 30 2020) — A recent publication in the Journal of Neuroscience by a group of researchers at the University of Kentucky looks at Encoding the Odor of Cigarette Smoke. Tim McClintock, a...

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Daugherty Appointed to Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Scientific Board

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2020) — Alan Daugherty, senior associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been selected to serve as chair of Scientific Committee of the Sarnoff...

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UK Study Leads to Better Understanding of Blood Pressure Regulation, Atherosclerosis

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2020) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study provides insight into how a protein called angiotensinogen (AGT) contributes to blood pressure regulation and...

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Educators Create Engaging Online Workshop for Integrated Biomedical Sciences Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an ever-changing environment requiring quick adjustment, especially in the field of research. In response to the pandemic, scientists at UK ceased non-essential research...

Tags - integrated biomedical sciences, Physiology, Microbiology

Posted - Aug 24Read More

Health Professional School Boot Camp Keeps Students Engaged Online

Throughout the summer the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has been part of a University-wide pilot program aiming to help boost resumes and build important skills for both UK and non-UK students.The...

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Congratulations Mike Grossheim, PhD

On Wednesday, July 8 2020 Jonathan 'Mike' Grossheim successfully defended his dissertation and earned his PhD. Congratulations, Dr. Grossheim!REMODELING IN THE ACTIN CORE OF THE AUDITORY HAIR CELL STEREOCILIA...

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Recent Faculty Publication: "Mixture and Concentration Effects on Odorant Receptor Response Patterns In Vivo"

Timothy S McClintock, Qiang Wang, Tomoko Sengoku, William B Titlow, Patrick Breheny, Mixture and Concentration Effects on Odorant Receptor Response Patterns In Vivo, Chemical Senses, , bjaa032, https://doi.org...

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Congratulations Jeff Chen, PhD

On Monday, June 15, 2020 Jeff Chen successfully defended his dissertation and earned his PhD."Involvement of the Renin Angiotensin System in Marfan Syndrome Associated Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms"Doctoral...

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Congratulations Laura Peterson Brown, PhD

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Laura Peterson Brown (John McCarthy Lab) successfully defended her dissertation and earned her PhD. Congratulations Dr. Laura Peterson Brown!Doctoral CommitteeDr. John...

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NY Times: "Fever Checks and Quarantine Dorms: The Fall College Experience?"

Read the full article on NYTimes.com: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/19/us/college-fall-2020-coronavirus.html?j=224165&sfmc_sub=122683451&l=19961_HTML&u=6968102&mid=10966798&jb=0By Anemona...

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Neuroscience Researchers Keep Momentum Going with Online Seminar Series

Mere days after the COVID-19 pandemic forced limitations on research in laboratories, a team of neuroscience-related researchers from the UK College of Medicine figured out a way to keep the important...

Tags - UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Neuroscience, Research

Posted - May 18Read More

Congratulations Brandon Farmer, PhD

On Friday, May 15, 2020 Brandon Farmer successfully defended his dissertation and earned his PhD! Brandon is part of the MD/PhD Program and earned his PhD in Lance Johnson's Lab. He will now return to the MD...

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