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New Neuroscience Developments at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

New Neuroscience Developments at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

Contact: Richard Puff (513) 558-0448 richard.puff@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Patients seeking the best in neurological treatment options at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health will soon find a new home. For decades, faculty and physicians at the UC College of Medicine have led in treatment, research and teaching for complex neurologic and psychiatric conditions – and patients…
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Study Shows Peripheral Vision Substantially Impaired following Concussion

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu After a concussion occurs, symptoms most commonly experienced are headache, dizziness, memory problems sleep disturbances, and visual dysfunction. Such symptoms can be difficult to quantify and follow in patients on a long-term basis. Patient reports of feeling “slower than normal” after a concussion have been associated with visual dysfunction…
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Could Better Eye Training Help Reduce Concussions in Women’s Soccer?

Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu CINCINNATI—With the ever-growing popularity of women’s soccer, attention to sports-related concussions is also a growing concern, as the act of heading the ball is thought to contribute to an increased incidence of concussion. “Current evidence shows that high school female soccer players incur a higher concussion rate than males,” says…
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$50,000 Grant Supports Research Aimed at Preventing Spread of a Childhood Brain Cancer

$50,000 Grant Supports Research Aimed at Preventing Spread of a Childhood Brain Cancer

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu A $50,000 Molecular Therapeutics Program Pilot Grant will support a quest to understand and prevent the spread of medulloblastoma, the most common childhood brain cancer. The grant will support the work of Timothy Phoenix, PhD, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College…
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Researcher Using Big Data To Explore Potential of Kinase Inhibitors To Thwart Brain Cancer

Researcher Using Big Data To Explore Potential of Kinase Inhibitors To Thwart Brain Cancer

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Nicholas Clark, a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, is taking a big data approach to the problem of glioblastoma multiforme, the most stubborn and aggressive of all brain tumors. Clark, who specializes in biostatistics and bioinformatics, is using a one-year, $25,000 grant to explore…
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UC Health Launches First Clinical Study in ALS

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI – Researchers at the UC Health ALS Clinic hope to better identify when patients can benefit from non-invasive ventilation devices, which can improve quality of life during later stages of ALS and potentially prolong survival. The observational study, the first clinical study in ALS led by researchers at…
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Shemenski Foundation Donates $57,000 to UC Brain Tumor Center

Shemenski Foundation Donates $57,000 to UC Brain Tumor Center

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The Shemenski Foundation on Saturday presented a $57,000 check to the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute. The gift was the foundation’s largest ever to the UC Brain Tumor Center, bringing its cumulative giving over six years to $207,000. The Shemenski Foundation was established…
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Study Shows Thinning of Brain Tissue in College Football Players

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A growing body of research continues to raise concerns about the effects of head trauma sustained while participating in popular contact sports, particularly football. But this may not be confined to professional players only. A new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, show…
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T Cell Channel Could Be Targeted to Treat Head and Neck Cancers

T Cell Channel Could Be Targeted to Treat Head and Neck Cancers

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered that an ion channel, active within T cells (white blood cells), could be targeted to reduce the growth of head and neck cancers. This research, which was reported this month in Cancer Research, shows that defective Kv1.3 channels, which regulate…
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Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Contact: Marianne Kunnen-Jones (513) 556-2019 Kunnenm@ucmail.uc.edu Two donors have received a presidential surprise in return for their commitment to elevating the University of Cincinnati’s research and care in Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological diseases. Interim President Beverly J. Davenport presented the President’s Award for Excellence to Peggy and Gary Johns, longtime members of the UC…
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