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Multi-Sensory Approach Benefits Communication With Those Living With Dementia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 2, 2022) — Are you caring for someone with dementia? We invite you to participate in a research study that offers the Harmony at H.O.M.E. (Help Online Modifying the Environment) telehealth...

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2 Outstanding Undergraduates Selected for UK’s Beckman Scholars SUCCESS Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2022) — Two undergraduates have been selected as the first recipients of the University of Kentucky’s new Beckman Scholars Program, titled Scholars United by Chemistry: Cultivating...

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UK Begins 1st Clinical Trial in the World for Newly Discovered Form of Dementia

The motivation driving the work of Pete Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., is personal. His grandmother, Sylvia Becker, died with Alzheimer's disease, and he says his mother then grew terrified of developing the disease.“It...

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Recent Sanders-Brown Study Looks at Blood Test as Possible Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer’s Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 10, 2022) — The University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has been around for nearly half a century. In that time, they have built an international reputation for best-in-...

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Personal Experience Ignites UK Coach Kyra Elzy's Passion for Alzheimer’s Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 10, 2022) - University of Kentucky Women’s Basketball Coach Kyra Elzy is passionate about Alzheimer’s disease research because of her close relationships with her grandmother, Mary Elzy,...

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Sanders-Brown Researcher Part of Study Aiming to More Accurately Identify Disease Variants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2022) — A researcher with the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is part of a team who worked to identify genetic variants more accurately in genomic regions known...

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Work by Sanders-Brown Researchers Catches the Attention of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2022) — Three Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researchers are the first at the University of Kentucky to receive backing from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. CureAlz is a non-profit...

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UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Director Appointed to National Council

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2022) – Linda J. Van Eldik, Ph.D., director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky and the Dr. E. Vernon Smith and Eloise C. Smith Alzheimer's Research...

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UK Researchers Link a New Non-Mutated Protein to Dementia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2022) – A team of researchers from the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is working to identify new proteins that are destructive to the brain. They know...

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New Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Memory Clinic Expanding Research and Enhancing Patient Care

LEXINGTON, KY. (Jan. 11, 2022) — The world looks to The University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging for answers to the mysteries of dementia, and the elderly rely on them for help in charting their...

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Sanders-Brown Researcher Combines Love of Science and Family at UK

Anika Hartz never planned on becoming a scientist.She’s a pharmacist by trade, who moved to the United States from her home of Germany in 2002 to begin her doctorate at the National Institutes of Health (NIH...

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Recent Publication by Sanders-Brown Researchers Looks at Issue of Data Redundancy in Machine Learning

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2021) — Work by a group of researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging was recently published in Genes. The article looks at the use of data mining and...

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Dr. Arnold Inspired by Legacy of Influential Father, Dr. Markesbery

By the time she became a faculty member at the UK College of Medicine, Susanne Arnold, MD, was arguably more prepared than anyone to treat Kentuckians and educate future physicians.She was introduced to the...

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UK's Sanders-Brown Receives Continued Funding to Research Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Biomarkers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2021) — Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging recently received a five-year grant renewal of their MarkVCID program from the National Institutes of...

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'Behind the Blue': Leading the Way on Alzheimer’s Research With Linda Van Eldik of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2021) — The University of Kentucky is proud to be the home of global leaders in aging and brain research, all striving toward the same goal: finding a stop to the sixth leading cause of...

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'UK at the Half': Sanders-Brown Making UK a Global Leader in Aging Disease Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 8. 2021) — For this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Director Linda Van Eldik talks about the life-changing — and lifesaving —work that the center...

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