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UK Study Provides New Insight on Colorectal Cancer Growth

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 14, 2020) — A new study by researchers at the University of Kentucky identifies a novel function of the enzyme spermine synthase (SMS) to facilitate colorectal cancer growth.SMS is an...

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THE CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH EXCELLENCE ON OBESITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES (COCVD) PILOT PROJECT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases, in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) announce the availability of...

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2020-2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research

The first NIH-wide strategic plan for nutrition research emphasizes cross-cutting, innovative opportunities to advance nutrition research across a wide range of areas, from basic science to experimental design...

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Hollie Swanson Wins Election for UK Faculty Trustee

Hollie Swanson, a professor and researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences in the College of Medicine, has been elected to serve as a faculty trustee on the University of Kentucky...

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Posted - Apr 30Read More

Researcher Studies Negative Effects of High-Fat Diet, Fructose

It’s widely known that when it comes to diet, fast food isn’t the healthiest choice. Expanding on this knowledge, a recent study by a researcher at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine found that the...

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“Food as medicine” has become a growing health movement — driving consumers to treat what they eat as a means to prevent, manage and possibly even reverse certain conditions. Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

UK Launches Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition and Culinary Medicine

A collaboration among three University of Kentucky colleges has resulted in an innovative new online program. Students and health professionals looking to further their education in food as it relates to...

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2020 - Undergraduate Research Experience In Environmental Health Sciences (SURES) Program

Undergraduate Research Experience in Environmental Health Sciences (SURES) Program (2020)A research-training program for undergraduates after their sophomore year.  This program is specifically for students...

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2020 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)The Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Offers a research-training program to...

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University of Kentucky Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Nancy Webb

UK Professor Honored for Contributions to Cardiovascular Science and Medicine

University of Kentucky Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Nancy Webb, Ph.D., has been honored by the American Heart Association with the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB...

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What Drives Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes? Not Glucose, Says New Research

To date, the underlying causes of inflammation in obesity and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have been poorly understood, which has hampered efforts to develop treatments to prevent complications from a...

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Congratulations to Dr. Sara Police and Dr. Michael Kilgore who received the "Teacher who made a difference" Award

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Police and Dr. Michael Kilgore from the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences who received the "Teacher who made a difference" award, at this past event from the...

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