Recent Faculty Publication: High-density lipoprotein inhibits serum amyloid A–mediated reactive oxygen species generation and NLRP3 inflammasome activation

Preetha Shridas, Maria C. De Beer*, Nancy Webb*DOI: amyloid A (SAA) is a high-density apolipoprotein whose plasma levels can increase more than...

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Trainee Presentations - 2018 Cardiovascular Research Day

This year’s Cardiovascular Research Day welcomes four trainee presentations from across several areas of the university. Two blocks of trainee presentations will highlight unique studies into cardiovascular...

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Recent Faculty Publication: Drebrin - a New Player in Angiotensin II-induced Aortopathies

Sawada, H**., B. C. Wright, J. Z. Chen, H. S. Lu*, and A. Daugherty* August 2018 - no abstract Despite major advances in hypertension therapy, even optimally treated...

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Featured Speaker Highlights: 2018 Cardiovascular Research Day

Click here to register for Research DayFeatured SpeakersMary McDermott, M.D.Jeremiah Stamler Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineMary M. McDermott MD is the Jeremiah Stamler Professor...

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Recent Faculty Publication: Serum Amyloid A Is an Exchangeable Apolipoprotein

Patricia G. Wilson, Joel C. Thompson, Preetha Shridas, Patrick J. McNamara, Maria C. de Beer*, Frederick C. de Beer*, Nancy R. Webb*, Lisa R. Tannock* Objective— SAA (serum amyloid A) is a family of acute-...

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Registration Now Open for the 2018 Cardiovascular Research Day

Registration is now open for the 21st annual University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day! Hurry, registration and abstract submission closes on September 7. Click Here to Register!...

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Posted - Aug 1Read More

2018 Saha Awardees Announced

The Saha Cardiovascular Research Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Saha Awards for Cardiovascular Research and Education.  The Saha Awards are given to encourage and support staff and...

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Posted - May 23Read More

Postdoctoral Research Scientist Position Available in Vascular Biology

The Laboratory of Dr. Lisa Cassis within the University of Kentucky (UK) School of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Research Scientist...

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Posted - May 11Read More

2018 Saha Awards Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Saha Awards. The Saha Awards are given to encourage and support staff and students with an interest in and dedication to cardiovascular medicine. Each award...

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Posted - Apr 4Read More

UK HealthCare Physicians Are Named to 2017-18 Best Doctors in America

UK HealthCare has more than 130 physicians practicing medicine with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital who appear on the Best Doctors...

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"Serum amyloid A3 is pro-atherogenic"

BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Serum amyloid A (SAA) predicts cardiovascular events. Overexpression of SAA increases atherosclerosis development; however, deficiency of two of the murine acute phase isoforms, SAA1.1 and...

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"Researcher, Heal Thyself?"

“You see doctor, when I found out you had Marfan syndrome and I saw that you were pregnant, I felt so jealous I could not stand it. Then I realized, if you did it, maybe I could, too.”     My mind raced with...

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How is an Olympian's Heart Different?

It's common knowledge that exercise is good for our muscles. Regular workouts help tone the muscle we have and build more muscle on top of that.But the heart is a muscle too. When you exercise, your heart "...

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Posted - Feb 19Read More

'Healthy Hearts for Women' Spotlights Cardiovascular Research

In a society that values gender equality, it's important to remember that there are differences between the sexes that directly impact health.One area in critical need of further study is cardiovascular health...

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Posted - Feb 14Read More

Dr. Changcheng Zhou and Colleagues publish in JCI Insight!

Dr. Changcheng Zhou and fellow departmental and UK colleagues, including Drs. Yipeng Sui, Zun Liu, Se-Yhung Park, Sean Thatcher and Phil Kern, have published in the new journal JCI Insight, a sister...

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UK College of Medicine Receives Prestigious Grant to Investigate Vascular Disease

The American Heart Association has awarded a University of Kentucky and Baylor University research partnership $3.7 million to study aortic disease.UK and Baylor were one of four teams nationwide to receive...

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Posted - Jan 26Read More