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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Dr. Kevin Pearson Named Director of Inclusive Research Initiatives

As part of its commitment toward creating a more inclusive work and learning environment, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has established additional leadership roles in the Office of Diversity,...

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Multi-Million Dollar Multidisciplinary Grant Supports Advancement of Epilepsy Research

LEXINGTON, KY. (Oct. 27, 2020) — A $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is supporting a multidisciplinary team of University of Kentucky researchers in continuing their work to find...

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UK Study Shows FDA-approved Leukemia Drug May Help Treat Metastatic Melanoma

A new study led by researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and UK Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences demonstrates the potential benefit of using an anti-leukemic drug...

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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...

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UK Researcher Named AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

Nika Larian, a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, has been awarded a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship...

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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 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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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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