Health & Wellness
Mon, 01/24/2022 —  Four University of Kansas faculty members on the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses are this year’s recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for...

Wed, 01/12/2022 — Athletes have long been known to push themselves as hard as possible to improve their performance, especially in the weight room. But not much is known about what happens inside the muscle when someone trains too hard. A new University of Kansas...

Wed, 12/15/2021 —  University of Kansas researchers have secured a grant to help support children’s relatives and family members to care for them when they are removed from their parents’ home and placed in the foster system. The project, known as Kansas...

Mon, 12/13/2021 — The University of Kansas has secured a pair of grants that will enable researchers to partner with community leaders, self-advocates with disabilities and families to help improve the transition of young people with disabilities from school to...

Wed, 12/08/2021 — The human body contains trillions of cells at any given moment, each doing highly specialized work to help us function — but they don’t operate in isolation. Imagine a sophisticated FedEx or UPS delivery network empowering communication...

Mon, 12/06/2021 — A major report will be made public today by the Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research on autism. One of its key authors, Brian Boyd, associate professor of applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas and...

Tue, 11/30/2021 — Information on safe sleep practices for infants that could prevent tragic injuries or deaths may not always reach parents or caregivers. The University of Kansas has secured a grant to evaluate several programs that seek to train parents,...


Mon, 11/29/2021 — Brain diseases are some of the most difficult to treat, but Teruna Siahaan’s research discoveries might lead to breakthroughs in treatment. Siahaan, the Aya and Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas, will deliver...

Tue, 11/23/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Three Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event with a compelling challenge: How well can graduate students convey the scope of their research to a general audience in three minutes or less? After weeks of presentations featuring cutting-edge research, two University of Kansas graduate students rose to the top with the conclusion of the competition Nov. 19. Jacob Immel, doctoral student in medicinal chemistry, won first place and $500 for his presentation, “Building Peptide Drugs with Unnatural Amino Acids.” Ayotunde Ikujuni, doctoral student in biochemistry and biophysics, earned second place ($250) as well as the People’s

Thu, 11/11/2021 — When considering determinants of an individual’s health outcomes, doctors and researchers consider personal factors like age, race, gender or socioeconomic factors such as education quality, economic stability or health care access. A new...

Thu, 11/11/2021 — A University of Kansas researcher is at the center of two projects aimed at developing treatments for infectious diseases, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Scott Lovell, director of KU’s Protein Structure & X-Ray...

Wed, 11/10/2021 — An established University of Kansas research program at the Life Span Institute that surveys Americans with disabilities about their health has been awarded a $600,000 grant to document experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those...

Mon, 11/08/2021 — Meditation and the related practice of mindfulness have been recommended in K-12 schools and college campuses in recent years to reduce stress, increase grade point averages and boost mental health. A new study from the University of Kansas...

Tue, 11/02/2021 — Doctors regularly ask adults about stress as part of an overall assessment of their health. But stress in infants and toddlers is not as commonly considered, even though high levels can cause lifelong problems. Research from the University of...

Thu, 10/28/2021 — The Biden administration has proposed devoting $45 billion of its infrastructure bill to eliminating all lead pipes. But do the benefits justify the cost? David Slusky, De-Min and Chin-Sha Wu Associate Professor in Economics at the University...

Thu, 10/28/2021 — A new paper in the peer-reviewed Journal of Sleep Research details how nurses who also are parents might be more susceptible than other groups to daily stress aggravated by poor sleep. The consequences of the sleep-stressor link in nurses with...

Fri, 10/22/2021 — A new paper by researchers at the Center for Community Health and Development, an academic health department within the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, details their monitoring and evaluation of the COVID-19 response of the Douglas...

Wed, 10/20/2021 — An exhibition opening this month at the University of Kansas is shining a spotlight on creative works produced by student survivors of sexual violence. “The Space Between” opens Oct. 25 in the Kansas Union Gallery, and an opening reception...

Thu, 10/14/2021 — KU Endowment has announced the recipients of the 2021 Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships. The honorees are health care educators at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and KU School of Nursing and professors of geophysics and chemistry at...


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