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UC Brain Science Unit Launches Push for Own Building

In a bold effort to place the University of Cincinnati’s sprawling brain-science practice under one roof, writes Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, officials of the UC Neuroscience Institute announced Friday a $54.6 million campaign to build a dedicated facility for the study and treatment of disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. Media:…
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Here’s Why Concussions Plummeted Among UC Football Players

The number of concussions suffered by University of Cincinnati football players has dropped by more than 80 percent since an innovative peripheral-vision training program started five years ago, according to UC researchers. Medium: Cincinnati Business Courier Read the article »

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Doctors are Using Advanced New Devices to Treat Stroke Patients

Dr. Andrew Ringer, endovascular neurosurgeon at the UC Comprehensive Stroke Center, explains how doctors are using an elegant new generation of clot-retrieval devices to help patients who suffer blockages in large blood vessels. Media: WCPO.com Watch/read the segment >

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Stroke Survivor to Walk in Heart Mini

Terri Kersey, who suffered a stroke in Africa while raising money for charity, will be walking in the “Steps for Stroke” event in the upcoming American Heart Association’s Heart Mini. Media: Local 12 WKRC-TV Watch the segment >

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Can Medical Marijuana Combat Epilepsy? Cincinnati Scientists Seek Answer

Separate clinical trials to determine whether medical marijuana can help ward off seizures in people with epilepsy will begin soon at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Michael Privitera, MD, Medical Director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, will be the lead investigator. Media: Cincinnati Business Courier Read…
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New Tool for Medication-Resistant Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute is now offering a device the government recently approved to ease the crippling seizures of epilepsy, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The Responsive Neuro Stimulator puts electrodes on the surface of a patient’s brain over the focus of a seizure, then connects the electrodes to a tiny computer…
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Depression Drug that Works in One Day Passes Key Test

A biotech company, Naurex, is gathering data that suggests it may have a drug that works faster and better than anything on the market, reports Luke Timmerman of Forbes. The novel drug targets the NMDA receptor. Researchers included Susan McElroy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at UC and a member of the UC…
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Stroke Down to Fifth-Leading Killer in U.S., but More Work Remains

The Centers for Disease Control recently announced that stroke had dipped to the No. 5 killer of Americans, down from No. 3 just five years ago. Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, and Joseph Broderick, MD, Director of the UC Neuroscience Institute, discuss the trend, the hard work that made it happen, and…
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UC Researchers Recruit Alzheimer’s Patients for Study of New Drug

In the quest for new treatments, researchers at the UC Memory Disorders Center are now recruiting Alzheimer’s patients to test the effectiveness of a new, investigational drug on memory and performance of daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and preparing meals. Media: WCPO.com Read / watch the segment »

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Mick Cronin to Miss Rest of Cincinnati Season with Vascular Condition

The report includes comments from Mario Zuccarello, MD, Co-Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, and Norberto Andaluz, MD, a member of the UC Stroke Team and Medical Director of the UC Neurotrauma Center. Drs. Zuccarello and Andaluz perform neurosurgery at the UC Medical Center at UC Health. Media: ESPN…
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