Smooth Muscle Cells Derived From Second Heart Field and Cardiac Neural Crest Reside in Spatially Distinct Domains in the Media of the Ascending Aorta

Sawada H, Rateri DL, Moorleghen JJ, Majesky MW, Daugherty A.OBJECTIVE: Smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of the proximal thoracic aorta are embryonically derived from the second heart field (SHF) and cardiac neural...

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A New Mouse Model for Introduction of Aortic Aneurysm by Implantation of Deoxycorticosterone Acetate Pellets or Aldosterone Infusion in the Presence of High Salt.

Dysfunction of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) has been implicated in the etiologies of many cardiovascular diseases, including aortic aneurysm. In particular, the infusion of angiotensin II (...

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Save the Date - SELRC!

Click here to be directed to the 2017 SELRC

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Stromp Receives Prestigious Summa Cum Laude Award at International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Conference

Tori Stromp, PhD, a recent graduate of the Department of Physiology and a member of the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, recently received the prestigious Summa Cum Laude Award at the International Society...

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Save The Date for Cardiovascular Research Day!

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Saha CVRC Participating in Healthy Hearts@Discorvery Night

Healthy Hearts @ Discovery Night -- Thursday, February 2nd 6-8pmCelebrate HEART month this February at the Living Arts & Science Center with special guest doctors and scientists from the University of...

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Daugherty is Editor-in-Chief of American Heart Association Journal for Second Term

Alan Daugherty, senior associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was recently approved to renew his contract as editor-in-chief of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and...

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Al-Siraj’s Sex Chromosome Study Published in Circulation

Yasir Al-Siraj, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, is the lead author of a paper published in Circulation, a leading...

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Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day Presents Scientific Achievement in Heart Health

Clinicians and basic scientists convened to discuss challenges, triumphs and future directions in cardiovascular disease research during the 19th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day on Nov...

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Registration Closes October 21 for Cardiovascular Research Day

Registration 19th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day Closes on October 21.19th Annual Gill Heart InstituteCardiovascular Research DayNovember 4, 2016Lexington Convention Center Click here...

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2016 Saha Awardees Announced

The Saha Cardiovascular Research Center recently announced the winners of the 2016 Saha Awards.  These annual awards are given to Medical and Nursing students as well as to a nurse educator.  The awards are...

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Posted - Sep 28Read More

South East Lipid Research Conference held in conjuction with Cardiovascular Research Day - NOV 3-5

The Board of Directors of South East Lipid Research Conference is excited to announce the 2016 South East Lipid Research Conference (SELRC). This year we have a new venue and a great program of lectures,...

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THE TRANSLATIONAL GILL AWARDCALL FOR NOMINATIONSRecognizing a young investigator within five years of first faculty appointment for innovation and creativity that has impacted cardiovascular research and/or...

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Gill Heart Institute Earns American Heart Association Award

All heart attacks are serious, but one type – called STEMI — is particularly deadly. “A STEMI, or ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, means an artery to the heart is 100 percent blocked, which is...

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Posted - Jun 27Read More

UK’s Collaborative Research Environment

As Vice President for Research, I am frequently asked, “What is it like to be a researcher at UK?” Well, to be honest, I have only known one research environment as a faculty member performing academic...

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Helsley et. al Publish in Stem Cell

Targeting IκB kinase β in Adipocyte Lineage Cells for Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic DysfunctionsRobert N. Helsley, Yipeng Sui, Se-Hyung Park, Zun Liu, Richard G. Lee, Beibei Zhu, Philip A. Kern and...

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