Muscular & Skeletal
  • 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
  • Dec 4 2020

The team will explore potential gait abnormalities, neuromuscular issues and hip joint bone composition in the farming population. Farmers will be referred to this study through the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention. 

  • Article
  • Oct 22 2020

A team of Health Sciences investigators are collaborating with military researchers at the Naval Health Research Center and faculty at the University of Virginia to find rehabilitative solutions for populations most at risk for chronic and future ankle injuries.

  • Article
  • Feb 6 2020

A study in the January issue of Clinical Biomechanics helps shed light on the short-term outcome of arthroscopic surgery for a painful hip condition known as femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS).

  • Article
  • Oct 22 2019

The double-blind trial, conducted at UK and UAB, found that older adults who took metformin while performing rigorous resistance exercise training had smaller gains in muscle mass than the placebo group.

  • Video
  • Jul 24 2019

The Active Women’s Health Initiative (AWHI) is one of four major research initiatives housed at the SMRI, building upon the 25+ years of research that came to UK in 2015 with the arrival of current College of Health Sciences Dean Scott Lephart.

  • Article
  • Nov 21 2018

Researchers at the University of Kentucky have discovered new biological processes by which mutations in the FUS gene cause neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

  • Article
  • Nov 16 2018

Despite being less than two years old, the orthopaedic trauma research team in UK Healthcare's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is making a tremendous impact that is gaining international recognition.

  • Article
  • Sep 20 2018

The Sports Medicine Research Institute has been awarded a $4 million contract to study operational preparedness of military elite.

  • Article
  • Aug 7 2018

STAT News, a division of the Boston Globe, has published a story about the work of Dr. Edward Kasarskis and his team, who study a familial form of ALS.