Historically speaking, smell is the Rodney Dangerfield of the human senses.
Non-estrogenic Xanthohumol Derivatives Mitigate Insulin Resistance and Cognitive Impairment in High-Fat Diet-induced Obese Mice.
Miranda CL1,2Johnson LA3
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2018 Jan 1;124(1):40-51. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00762.2017.
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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 the honor, which coincides with the establishment of the American Heart Association's Vascular Research Disease Network.


More than 7,000 University of Kentucky employees, retirees and spouses have purchased a Fitbit through UK's recent promotion. It is just one way the university is helping the community improve their well-being. The promotion continues through Jan. 31.

"Walking more is an attainable goal," said Allison Walters, a UK employee for almost 20 years. "The Fitbit is a true benefit to my health because it keeps me in tune with how I'm doing."



That's the question John Charles constantly asked his parents as a boy. His father was a trained geologist, but he struggled to answer his son's barrage of questions about nature. So he made sure young John had plenty of books about science and space and encouraged him to find the answers.

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Registration is now open for the third annual International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium, which will be held at the University of Kentucky on March 2-3, 2018.

 Both day's events offer continuing education credit.

This year's symposium will explore the connection between brain and behavior in the context of food.

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The 10th Annual Hardin Award was presented to Shelby Meier, a trainee in Dr. Joe Abisambra's lab, on December 15, 2017 during the Physiology Holiday Party at Kroger Field's Woodford Reserve Club. The Hardin Award is dedicated to the memory of Brian Hardin, a Physiology lab technician and graduate student, who passed away in 2007. On the trophy, it is inscribed “Brian Hardin was a graduate student and technician in the Department who made good physiology fun and challenged everyone he met to only bring their best game.
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FASEB Announces Sixth Annual BioArt Competition Winners
December 12, 2017

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On December 12, 2017 Yuan Wen successfully defended his dissertation and earned his PhD. With the basic science research portion of his MD/ Ph.D. program complete, Dr. Wen will now return to the clinical side to continue working towards his MD. Congratulations Dr. Wen!



Congratulations to Joe Abisambra for being awarded the Early Career Research Award by Future Science OA. Please follow the links below to learn more about Dr. Abisambra's achievement.

Meet the FS Early Career Research Award winner Joe Abisambra

Q&A with Award Winner Joe Abisambra

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On November 22, 2017 Allison Steele successfully defended her dissertation and earned her doctoral degree.

New Insights into Post-Sepsis Muscle Weakness Elucidated using a Novel Animal Model

Doctoral Committee


Picture this: you're battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model of your heart on her computer and "treats" it with several drugs. A few moments later, she can see how your heart is doing five years down the road.

Your doctor chooses the treatment with the best long-term outcome, and you live a longer and healthier life.

Two University of Kentucky researchers are working to make this experience a reality for the 5.7 million adults in the U.S. with heart failure.


We are pleased to announce two new Equipment Competitions, one for Minor Equipment ($10,000 - $100,000) and one for Major Equipment (>$100,000).  These opportunities and the details of the competition have been posted on the new Research website:


On October 3, 2017, Cheavar Blair successfully earned his Doctoral Degree. By doing so, he has become the first African-American male in the history of the Department of Physiology to be awarded a PhD. Congratulations Dr. Blair!


Doctoral Committee Members
Dr. Ken Campbell
Department of Physiology

Dr. John McCarthy
Department of Physiology

Dr. Tim McClintock
Department of Physiology

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Editorial Volume 9, Issue 8 pp 1855—1856 A new opportunity for MEMRI Ryan Cloyd 1 , Moriel Vandsburger 1 , Jose F. Abisambra 1 1 Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536-0230, USA received: August 18, 2017 ; published: August 28, 2017 How to Cite Copyright: Cloyd et al.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept.. 8, 2017) -- Abstracts are being accepted for the 2017 Annual Kentucky Neuroscience Clinical-Translation Research Symposium, which will take place Sept. 29, 2017 at UK's Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A Auditorium. The symposium provides basic, translational and clinical neuroscience investigators an opportunity to discuss their work, share progress and develop collaborations. The symposium will include a scientific poster session and four theme-based platform sessions, each with short (10-minute) talks selected from abstract submissions.
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