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Women in Medicine and Science Hold Annual Visiting Professor Program

Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine will hold its second annual Visiting Professor Program on Thursday, Nov. 3 at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Pavilion A....

Tags - Women in Medicine

Posted - Nov 3Read More

UK Researcher Leads International Epilepsy Cure Initiative

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Matthew Gentry will direct a team international scientists recently awarded a five-year, $8.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to pursue a...

Tags - Research, Biochemistry,  Epilepsy

Posted - Aug 1Read More

UK Virologist Becky Dutch Explores the Varying Nature of Viruses

From Zika to Ebola, the emerging viruses of the 21st century pose a threat to populations throughout the world as silent invaders of the human body. While viruses infect most people multiple times a year with...

Tags - Biochemistry, Research

Posted - Feb 23Read More

Dutch named American Society of Virology President-Elect

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Rebecca Dutch has been named President-Elect for the American Society for Virology (ASV). The American Society of Virology, comprised of over 3,000 members...

Tags - Faculty, Awards and Recognition, Biochemistry

Posted - Oct 5Read More

Muscular Dystrophy Association Funds ALS Research at UK

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) awarded Haining Zhu, a professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, a three-year, $300,000 grant to study the underlying...

Tags - Research, Biochemistry, ALS

Posted - Sep 16Read More

UK Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Kentucky researcher Fredrick Onono to study the potential link between obesity and breast cancer. Obese women are four...

Tags - Research, Obesity associated complications, National Cancer Institute

Posted - Aug 13Read More

UK Board Approves Four University Research Professorships

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved University Research Professorships for 2015-16 for four faculty members. The professorships carry a $40,000 award to support research. Funds for...

Tags - Biochemistry, Faculty

Posted - May 9Read More

Markey, LLS Host Fourth Annual 'Meet the Researchers Day'

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted their fourth annual "Meet the Researchers Day" last Thursday. Meet the Researchers Day is a field trip given as a...

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Posted - May 4Read More

Study Translates Genetic Risk Factor into Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Strategy

What if a failed leukemia drug could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease? A team at the University of Kentucky recently led an effort to investigate this hypothesis. Their results were published today in...

Tags - UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Aging, Alzheimer's disease

Posted - Apr 2Read More

New UK Research Facility Gets Green Light From State Legislature

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto believes it is time "to make death a beggar in Kentucky.” It’s the idea that through world-class research across an array of disciplines, and a commitment to...

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Posted - Mar 4Read More

UK Researchers Solve Metabolic Mystery Lending Insight Into Lafora Disease

Scientists at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine have determined how an enzyme essential for energy metabolism functions, solving a mystery eluding molecular biologists for decades. Matthew Gentry...

Tags - Biochemistry

Posted - Jan 26Read More

UK Researcher Explores Gene's Role in Blood Clotting

Two independent groups of researchers led by Sidney "Wally" Whiteheart, PhD, at the University of Kentucky, and Dr. Charles Lowenstein, at the University of Rochester, have published important studies...

Tags - Biochemistry, Von Willebrand Factor

Posted - Sep 19Read More

Meyer-van der Westhuyzen Study of Oxidized LDL Shows Early Promise For Treatment of Heart Disease

A team of investigators has made a thought-provoking discovery about a type of cholesterol previously believed to be a "bad guy" in the development of heart disease and other conditions. Jason Meyer, a...

Tags - Lipid Research, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center

Posted - Sep 4Read More

COBRE Receives NIH Funding for Final Phase of Junior Faculty Research Development Program

The University of Kentucky's Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on the Molecular Basis of Human Disease was recently awarded a third phase of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for a...

Tags - Grants and Funding, COBRE, Biochemistry

Posted - Sep 2Read More

Following a Scientific Trail

University of Kentucky associate professor Dr. Matthew Gentry, a biochemist who studies the very basic makeup of living things, can count very few "Eureka!" moments in his scientific career. One of those...

Tags - Biochemistry

Posted - Aug 12Read More

Thomas Maciag Award Gentry

Dr. Gentry Receives Thomas Maciag Award

Dr. Matthew Gentry, associate professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Thomas Maciag Award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for...

Tags - Thomas Maciag Award, Awards and Recognition, Gentry

Posted - Jun 20Read More