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Second Heart Field–Derived Cells Contribute to Angiotensin II–Mediated Ascending Aortopathies

View Recent publication on CirculationAuthorsHisashi Sawada, Yuriko Katsumata, Hideyuki Higashi, Chen Zhang, Yanming Li, Stephanie Morgan, Lang H. Lee, Sasha A. Singh, Jeff Z. Chen, Michael K. Franklin, ...

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UK Sophomore Isha Chauhan Named Goldwater Scholar

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that UK sophomore Isha Chauhan, from LaGrange, Kentucky, has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.The Goldwater...

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UK Study: 'Good' Cholesterol Could Help Treat Sepsis

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2022) — Replenishing the body’s high-density lipoprotein (HDL) could be an effective treatment for sepsis, according to a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study...

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Gill Foundation Honors Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine, Research

The Gill Awards, given each year through the generous support of the Gill Foundation of Texas, honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine, both through...

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2022 Gill Awards

The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Gill Awards to be presented on October 28, 2022 at the University of Kentucky Cardiovascular Research Day.Click here for the...

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Spiny Mice Can Repair Damaged Cardiac Tissue

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2021) — Spiny mice, known for their unique ability to regrow lost skin, may also be able to preserve injured cardiac tissue according to a new study conducted by a research team from...

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College of Medicine Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts with Prestigious Award

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest...

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'Behind the Blue': Cardiovascular Health and Research With Alan Daugherty

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2021) — University of Kentucky’s Saha Cardiovascular Research Center recently held its annual Cardiovascular Research Day, an event that showcases innovative research in...

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Cardiovascular Research by Dr. Frederique Yiannikouris Spotlighted

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2021) — What if there were a way to cure hypertension associated with obesity? University of Kentucky researcher Frédérique Yiannikouris, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the ...

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UK Study Finds Time-Restricted Eating May Reduce Diabetes-Related Hypertension

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2021) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study suggests that time-restricted eating may be able to help people with Type 2 diabetes reduce nocturnal hypertension, which...

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UK Research Could Lead to Treatment for Aortic Aneurysms

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2021) — Thanks to a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a University of Kentucky College of Medicine team will study the culprit behind thoracic aortic...

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UK Professor Awarded $1.9M for Sepsis Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2021) — A University of Kentucky College of Medicine professor has been awarded a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for his research on the body’s immune response to...

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MYRA: An Alliance Finding Innovative Approaches for Improved Cardiac Recovery

For many years, ventricular assist devices (VADs) were considered a last resort for patients with serious heart failure. These mechanical pumps, which help maintain blood circulation, were mainly used for...

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"Inducible Depletion of Calpain-2 Mitigates Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Mice"

Inducible Depletion of Calpain-2 Mitigates Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in MiceLatha Muniappan, Michihiro Okuyama, Aida Javidan, Devi Thiagarajan, Weihua Jiang, Jessica J. Moorleghen, Lihua Yang, Anju...

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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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