UK Research


Tue September 23, 2014
Business and the Economy

Kentucky's First Legal Hemp Crop in Decades Harvested at UK Research Farm

Credit Stu Johnson / Weku News


For the first time in decades, hemp has been legally harvested from Kentucky soil. The cutting of the test plot happened Tuesday on a University of Kentucky farm.

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Mon June 30, 2014
Health and Welfare

UK Researchers Study Aging and Lower Back Pain


The specific causes of lower back pain remain illusive.  Studies show eight in ten people experience back pain at some point in their lives.  A federally-funded University of Kentucky study is focusing on the mechanics of the back. Dr.  Babak Bazrgari is a biomedical engineer at UK.  He says age is a factor.  "We are seeing like as they get older, they perform activities like the way that they move their trunk is such that it impose a higher load on the spinal column," said Bazrgari.

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