In the late 1990s, University of Kentucky Professor Douglas Andres found that mutations in a protein known as RIT1 could initiate cancer development in laboratory models. RIT1 works as a molecular switch. In response to signals from outside the cell, it turns on fundamental cellular activities, and then turns them off again to ensure they don’t continue unchecked.
Kristin Ashford’s research focuses on pre-term birth prevention, through CenteringPregnancy group care.
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CAER researchers are using bourbon stillage to create energy-dense batteries.
Donna Arnett, Dean of Public Health, shares the motivation behind her research in genetic epidemiology.
Danielle Lyons studies how glial cells in the brain interact with neurons to support brain health.