university of kentucky

4:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

UK Launching Clinical Alzheimer's Study

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The University of Kentucky is about to launch a clinical study that tests an existing medication as a treatment for Alzheimer Disease.

Researchers at UK’s Alzheimer Disease Center think a cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as fibrates can also prevent the deadly dementia related ailment. 

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4:27 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Experimental Treatment Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients


A team of doctors at the University of Kentucky will investigate new treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease.   It potentially could reverse the brain damage done by Parkinson’s. 

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1:39 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

KCTCS President Announces 2015 Retirement

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Dr. Michael B. McCall, the founding president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, announced his retirement Friday from the system he created and led for 16 years. 

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8:35 am
Mon July 15, 2013

UK Healthcare receives NCI designation

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The University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center reached a long-sought after milestone Friday, with officials announcing the center has been granted National Cancer Center Institute cancer center status.  Despite being ranked at or near the top nationally for a multitude of cancers, Kentucky has been one of 16 states without an NCI-designated facility. 

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3:29 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

University of Kentucky Partnering to Establish Education Center

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The University of Kentucky is partnering with two non-profit foundations to establish the National Center for Innovation in Education. With a focus on college and career readiness, the center will assist states in implementing the Common Core standards and helping students learn on a deeper level.

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3:23 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Data Released From Comprehensive Survey of Kentucky's Horses


Kentucky is home to around 242,400 horses, according to new data released from a statewide survey. From June to October of last year, researchers with the National Agricultural Statistics Service counted equines across the state, ranging from thoroughbreds at large farms to ponies in people’s backyards.

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1:11 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

General Assembly Moves to Approve University Upgrades

Renovations to the University of Kentucky's football stadium and the University of Louisville are among the projects that will benefit from a bipartisan General Assembly agreement is allowing state universities to use their own ability to issue bonds for capital projects.

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12:30 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Kentucky Digital Library Offers Portal to the Past

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Are you looking for antique postcards? Want to read a Kentucky newspaper from 1911? Want to hear a 1971 interview with University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp?  Looking for an early 20th Century map of Cadiz? It’s all in the Kentucky Digital Library, a web portal to the commonwealth’s archives.

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3:49 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

UK Reconsidering Campus Alcohol Policy


With lingering concerns about the University of Kentucky's alcohol policy coming to light in recent meetings between UK and surrounding neighborhoods, UK President Eli Capilouto says he's willing to reexamine the rules, which banned alcohol on campus 14 years ago.

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11:08 am
Tue August 21, 2012

UK Launches New Military Suicide Study

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With the rate of suicides among military personnel continuing to rise, a University of Kentucky professor is leading a study to investigate the effect those deaths have on family and friends left behind. Based on previous research, it’s estimated that around 40 percent of Kentuckians know someone who has taken their own life.

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