Head Injuries and the Path from Pilot Study to Major Grant

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been a hot topic of late as soldiers return from the battlefield and football players from the gridiron with debilitating injuries.To date, treatment for TBI has been limited...

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Posted - Apr 18Read More

Faculty Associate, Brandon Miller, receives K-award.

Dr. Miller was recently awarded a career development award from the CCTS entitled: Reducing Pathological Macrophage Activation and White Matter Injury in Neonatal Intraventricular Hemorrhage This project is...

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Posted - Mar 28Read More

SCoBIRC Faculty awarded new grant to examine regeneration

S. Randal Voss, Primary Faculty Member of SCoBIRC and the Department of Neuroscience received an award from the Department of Defense entitled: "Identifying Epigenetic Mechanisms that Connect Limb Development...

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Posted - Mar 23Read More

SCoBIRC Faculty Associate Talks about Brain Surgery

Dr. Brandon Miller, a pediatric neurosurgeon and clinician scientists with a laboratory in SCoBIRC was featured in "Making the Rounds". He treats patients of all ages who have brain and spine injuries or...

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Posted - Mar 22Read More

SCoBIRC Symposium Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Kentucky Spinal Cord & Head Injury Research Trust Symposium, which will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building at the University of...

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Posted - Mar 19Read More

SCoBIRC Hosts 24th Annual Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust Conference

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Posted - Feb 28Read More

Wonder Women: Young Scientists Help Confirm Presence of Breathing "Ghost Network"

According to a paper recently published in Cell Reports, labs from Case Western Reserve and the University of Kentucky's Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) were able to demonstrate the...

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Posted - Jan 26Read More

UK Researchers Identify Macrophages as Key Factor for Regeneration in Mammals

A team of University of Kentucky researchers recently discovered that macrophages, a type of immune cell that clears debris at injury sites during normal wound healing and helps produce scar tissue, are...

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Posted - Jun 22Read More

Spinal Cord Injury Research with the Gensel Lab

John Gensel, an assistant professor in the physiology department and the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, and two members of his lab team—Bei Zhang and Taylor Otto—are featured in this podcast....

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Posted - Nov 16Read More

SCoBIRC Graduate Student Wins Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2016) —The second annual Thomas V. Getchell, Ph.D., Memorial Award for excellence in grant writing was presented to Jenna Gollihue, a graduate student in the University of Kentucky...

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Posted - Nov 4Read More

Mentoring a Key Factor in Spinal Cord Researcher's Success

In ivory towers all over the world, experts ponder the factors that foster career success and overall well-being in their college graduates. Gallup tried to answer the same question. In a 2014 poll of more...

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Posted - Jul 25Read More

Bachstetter Lab Featured on LabTV

In the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCOBIRC) at the University of Kentucky, Adam Bachstetter’s lab studies how glial cells in the brain interact with neurons to support brain health....

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Posted - Jun 7Read More

SCoBIRC Faculty, Sasha Rabchevsky talks about Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research

Podcast: Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research with Sasha RabchevskyThursday, May 5, 2016 The best part of my job is meeting the people across the University of Kentucky campus engaged in research and...

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Posted - May 9Read More

SCoBIRC Faculty Receive Research Professorships

Edward Hall and Bret Smith, SCoBIRC Core and Associate Faculty respectively, recognized for research excellenceFrom UKnow LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 3, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today...

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Posted - May 9Read More

SCoBIRC Graduate Student, Erica Littlejohn, receives the Shane Carlin & Annie Sit Inclusion Award.

Erica Littlejohn (PhD candidate, Saatman Lab, SCoBIRC), along with Ese Ighordaro (MD/PhD candidate, Nelson lab, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging) received the Shane Carlin & Annie Sit Inclusion Award (see...

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Posted - Apr 22Read More

SCoBIRC Faculty Identify Drug for Treating Brain Injury

Experimental Drug May Limit Harmful Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2016) — A new report by University of Kentucky researchers Linda Van Eldik, Ph.D., and Adam Bachstetter, Ph.D.,...

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Posted - Feb 19Read More