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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Motivated by Personal Experience, Scientist Seeks Answers About Spinal Cord Injury

At the age of 19, Sasha Rabchevsky was a strong safety on the Hampden-Sydney College football team when a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. Rabchevsky has transformed that dreadful...

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Posted - Feb 15Read More

New SCoBIRC Award Announced to Attend Neurotrauma 2016

Thanks to support from the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust, we are pleased to offer $150 Awards to students, postdocs, and other researchers at the University of Kentucky who will be...

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Posted - Feb 1Read More

UK Professor Invited to State Capitol for ADA Commemoration

UK Professor Invited to State Capitol for ADA Commemoration Complete Article available on UKnow LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 30, 2015) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear issued a proclamation Monday, July 27, commemorating...

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Posted - Nov 23Read More

Gensel Laboratory Awarded Grant to Study Spinal Cord Injury Repair

 Gensel Laboratory Awarded Grant to Study Spinal Cord Injury RepairFull article available on UKnow.LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2015) — The National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) has...

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Two University of Kentucky Researchers Awarded Grants from Conquer Paralysis Now

Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) has awarded two of its 12 grants to researchers at the UK Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) through its Conquer Paralysis Now Challenge. No other institution...

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Posted - Oct 28Read More

Silent Auction Benefits Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic in Ecuador

The University of Kentucky Chapter of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) will host the 10th annual Art of Healing silent auction on Wednesday, April 2. The auction will be...

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Posted - Apr 2Read More