Health and Well-Being


Latest research news on health and well-being

Tue, 05/28/2024
A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will establish a multidisciplinary biomedical center at the University of Kansas to research big data’s potential to improve women’s health. It will fund KU’s fifth Center of Biomedical Research Excellence.
Thu, 04/25/2024
Research from the University of Kansas shows for the first time SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can be inhibited from replicating in living cell cultures using a compound that targets “Mac-1,” a protein key to defending SARS-CoV-2 against the human immune response.
Tue, 03/26/2024
The desire to express political anger seems so strong that it overrides the instinct, found in older research, to control one’s anger in public, according to a new paper co-written by a University of Kansas professor of communication studies.
Tue, 03/26/2024
The KU Life Span Institute will welcome hundreds of scientists, students and practitioners for a conference focused on research in the field of intellectual and developmental disability from April 17 to 19 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tue, 03/19/2024
Messages in which a hesitant person detailed their decision about getting vaccinated also reduced resistance to inoculation, KU research shows. The findings could guide future public health communications.
Thu, 03/07/2024
KU Life Span Institute researcher Lyndsie Koon is leading three pilot projects assessing the effectiveness of HIFT to improve various health outcomes, including fall risk, metabolic health, strength, flexibility, quality of life, psychosocial health and more.
Thu, 03/07/2024
A new paper by David Slusky, a professor of economics at the University of Kansas, estimates the causal impact of access to Medicaid on health outcomes and recidivism for those recently released from incarceration.
Thu, 02/29/2024
A University of Kansas study of rare gene mutations that cause hereditary Alzheimer's disease shows these mutations disrupt production of a small sticky protein called amyloid.
Tue, 02/06/2024
A KU study of women in residential treatment for substance use disorder indicates that creating art may be an effective strategy to reduce “delay discounting.”
Mon, 01/29/2024
The researchers also determined that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty hour reform introduced in 2011 provided no effect on improving physician health outcomes.