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Dr. Lisa Cassis describes her latest findings on XX Chromosomes and lipid production

New research at UK has confirmed that the presence of XX sex chromosomes increases the amount of fat circulating in the blood, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and ultimately a higher risk of heart attacks and coronary artery disease.

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$393.0 million

spent to carry out research & development in FY18

$417.1 million

in external grants and contracts awarded

4,402 jobs

supported by FY18 research & development

2015-2020 Strategic Plan Transforming Tomorrow

  1. Invest in UK's existing strengths and areas of growth in selected focus areas that benefit and enrich the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond.
  2. Recruit and retain outstanding faculty, staff and students who support our research and scholarship across the range of disciplines at UK.
  3. Improve the quality of the research infrastructure across campus.
  4. Strengthen engagement efforts and translation of research and creative work for the benefit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the nation and the world.
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