Research Support
  • Article
  • Jan 14 2021

The research team will take a closer look at how the muscle weakness associated with Marfan syndrome leads to problems with hip joint muscle function, muscle morphology and gait mechanics. The exact association of these factors with the onset of hip joint pain and cartilage degeneration is unknown and of particular interest to the researchers.

  • Article
  • Jan 14 2021

Vince Venditto, PhD, assistant professor in the UK College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Science, has extensive expertise in vaccine design. He was trained in organic synthesis and vaccine development. He is currently working on a clinical trial with community pharmacies to understand the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Kentucky.

  • Article
  • Jan 11 2021

On-farm research helps scientists and producers gain new knowledge that improves and advances agriculture. These valuable relationships between Kentucky farmers and UK researchers work toward the goal of more efficient and profitable Kentucky farms.

  • Article
  • Jan 7 2021

Researchers at the UK developed and pilot-tested a family-centered, youth-engaged home radon testing toolkit and trained high school students as “citizen scientists” to educate their parents about the dangers of radon and how to test for it.

  • Article
  • Jan 5 2021

Flowering plants use a unique method called double fertilization in which two male nuclei and two female nuclei containing the plant’s genetic material must meet to produce a seed. This study sheds new light on how the connection between nuclei occurs.

  • Article
  • Dec 17 2020

A new University of Kentucky study provides direct evidence for a testing strategy that could be used to support a shortened period of quarantine for university students who are exposed to the virus but are asymptomatic.

  • Article
  • Dec 15 2020

What do you get when you combine personal protective equipment, drones, lay health advisors and the University of Kentucky? Innovation in Appalachian Kentucky.

  • Article
  • Dec 14 2020

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has funded a University of Kentucky open source software project aimed at advancing scientific and biomedical research. Derek Young will use the grant to significantly modernize and enhance his two R packages, titled “mixtools” and “tolerance.”

  • Podcast
  • Dec 9 2020

In our third and final part of this interview, we ask Vince and Brooke about how this pandemic possibly ends, and how we progress into a new world after COVID-19.

  • Podcast
  • Dec 8 2020

It has been nearly one year since the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus changed the world. With millions of people infected and over a quarter-million dead in the United States, the novel coronavirus continues its pervasive hold on our health and well-being.