UK-AARC: An Alliance Reflecting the Strength of UK’s Aortic Research

Twenty years ago, University of Kentucky researchers Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc, and Lisa Cassis, PhD, stumbled into a research method that contributed greatly to UK’s cardiovascular research growth.Together,...

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Saha Legacy Continues with Establishment of New Research Center

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 1, 2021) – A new research center focused on aortic disease has been established at the University of Kentucky thanks to a gift from the Saha Foundation.Housed in the Biomedical Biological...

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Patient Gets Second Chance at Life After Heart Transplant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2021) – Charles Hill always considered himself a nearly perfect picture of health and it is something that he worked hard for.Hill, an Army and Navy veteran, was an avid gym-goer,...

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2021 Saha Awards for Cardiovascular Research and Education

The Saha Awards are given to encourage and support staff and students with an interest in and dedication to cardiovascular medicine. Each award includes an unrestricted $1000 prize, a certificate and...

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New Study to Provide 1st In-Depth Look at Hip Pain in Patients With Marfan Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Kentucky have received a $100,000 grant from The Marfan Foundation to assess how patients with Marfan syndrome develop hip pain. The study will be conducted by Mary Sheppard,...

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"Lysyl Oxidase Inhibition Ablates Sexual Dimorphism of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation in Mice"

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) formation involves a complex process of aortic medial destruction through degradation of extracellular matrix proteins, elastin, and collagen. AAA exhibits sexual dimorphism...

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Now Accepting Applications for Post Doctoral Scholar Position

A position is available in the Department of Physiology. The position is to assist with tissue culture, electrophysiology, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. S/he will be responsible for performing...

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UK Researchers Identify COVID-19 Blood Clotting Cause

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2020) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study may provide answers for why so many COVID-19 patients experience thrombosis, or the formation of blood clots that...

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UKHC Employees Recognized for Outstanding Patient-Centered Care

Saha Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is recognizing five employees who provide outstanding patient-centered care and live the direct values of UK HealthCare to...

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Posted - Sep 7Read More

Daugherty Appointed to Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Scientific Board

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2020) — Alan Daugherty, senior associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been selected to serve as chair of Scientific Committee of the Sarnoff...

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UK Study Leads to Better Understanding of Blood Pressure Regulation, Atherosclerosis

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2020) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study provides insight into how a protein called angiotensinogen (AGT) contributes to blood pressure regulation and...

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UK Projects Receive NIH KYNETIC Product Development Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 27, 2020) — The Kentucky Network for Innovation and Commercialization (KYNETIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is excited to announce that five of the seven projects...

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Posted - Jul 27Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: "Inhibition of Angiotensin II Dependent AT1a Receptor Stimulation Attenuates Thoracic Aortic Pathology in Fibrillin-1C1041G/+ Mice."

View ORCID ProfileJeff Z. Chen, View ORCID ProfileHisashi Sawada, View ORCID ProfileJessica J. Moorleghen, View ORCID ProfileMichael K. Franklin, View ORCID ProfileDeborah A. Howatt, View ORCID...

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Circadian Disruption With Constant Light Exposure Exacerbates Atherosclerosis in Male ApolipoproteinE-deficient Mice

Jeffrey M Chalfant 1, Deborah A Howatt 2, Lisa R Tannock 2 3 4 5, Alan Daugherty 2 6, Julie S Pendergast 7 8 9Affiliations expandPMID: 32555251 PMCID: PMC7303111 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-66834-9Free PMC...

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The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases, in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) announce the availability of...

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Recent Faculty Publication: Recent Insights Into the Regulation of Coagulation and Thrombosis

Recent Insights Into the Regulation of Coagulation and ThrombosisXian Li, Martha M.S. Sim, Jeremy P. WoodOriginally published22 Apr 2020, Thrombosis,...

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