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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...

Tags - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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 - 490, 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, 490, 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

UK Researchers Decode Activity of Starch Modifying Enzyme to Provide Opportunities Across Industries

Scientists at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine have gained a new understanding of an enzyme essential for breaking down plant starch, a process used in agriculture, manufacturing and...

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Posted - Jun 12Read More

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

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted their third annual "Meet the Researchers Day" on Tuesday. Meet the Researchers Day is a field trip given as a prize...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Apr 17Read More

BCH PhD student Meets with Congressional Representative

BCH PhD student Meets with Congressional Representative at Capitol Hill Days Biochemistry doctoral student, Sarah Martin, met with U.S. Representatives and Senators and congressional staffers at the ASBMB-...

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Posted - Apr 3Read More

UK's Arts In Healthcare Program Announces Holiday Programming

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, hospital patients don't have that luxury. For those who are unable to enjoy the comforts of a holiday at home, the UK Arts in Healthcare program has...

Tags - Arts in Healthcare

Posted - Dec 2Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease Trial at UK is First of its Kind Worldwide

A new clinical trial being conducted at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) and the UK Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) may signal new hope in the future for those who might be...

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

Posted - Dec 2Read More