Findings from a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry may lead to a new treatment against Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.
A recent publication from UK researchers explains the importance of identifying and understanding how differences between tissues and cells alter gene expression without changing underlying genetic code.
Nearly three decades after first discovering the tumor-suppressing Par-4 “super gene” that has been shown to kill cancer cells, a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is now learning about its role in preventing obesity.
Through reconstructing an evolutionary history a UK-led team, in collaboration with researchers from Mexico, have discovered that genetic differences between axolotls and other salamanders in their region of Mexico were almost indistinguishable.
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.