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Summer 2006 Odyssey cover: painting by Victoria FlaniganSummer 2006

Cover Story

Reshaping Women's Health Research
UK is shaping the future of women’s health by starting at home. The Center for the Advancement of Women’s Health is leading a statewide push, through the Kentucky Women’s Health Registry unveiled last March, to collect information to track health trends and recruit women to participate in medical trials. The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program and the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Women’s Health are training and supporting the next generation of scientists. And the Center for Research on Violence Against Women is working to improve women’s safety and access to help after victimization. [pdf] [html]

Features

Enlisting Blackberries in the Fight against Cancer
UK’s Russell Mumper is working with a local blackberry producer to find out if blackberry extract can be used to fight cancer. It’s a Kentucky-grown partnership that may lead to new discoveries about the disease-fighting properties of the blackberry. [pdf] [html]

Kentucky's Grape and Wine Industry Bursting with Potential

Telling the Stories That Need to Be Told
Shedding brighter journalistic light on the issues facing rural America is the goal of UK’s Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues. Backed by 26 years’ experience at the Louisville Courier-Journal, Director Al Cross is working with reporters throughout the country to get important stories onto the front doorstep of rural communities. [pdf] [html]

In Brief

Osteoporosis Drug Can Prevent Breast Cancer

French Magazine Features UK Work to Unwrap Damaged Manuscripts

Carbon Nanotubes: Faster Flow, Greater Possibilities

A Very Personal Bacterial Battle: C. Diff Killed UK Physician’s Stepfather

UK’s Ambati Announces Two Important Findings about Macular Degeneration

New Pharmaceutical Facility Opens at Coldstream

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Book End

Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom
by David Bradshaw [pdf] [html]

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