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Reds Great Dave Parker Named Grand Marshal for Parkinson’s Event

Reds Great Dave Parker Named Grand Marshal for Parkinson’s Event

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Dave Parker, a Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Cintas Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s event on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at Yeatman’s Cove, Sawyer Point Park, in downtown Cincinnati. In its 11th year, the Cintas Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s…
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Study Confirms Different Generics Have Equal Efficacy Treating Epilepsy

Study Confirms Different Generics Have Equal Efficacy Treating Epilepsy

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu While approved generics are required to be equivalent to their brand-named counterparts in terms of active ingredients, some may wonder if a switch between generics could cause problems for someone who relies on daily medication to control a severe, chronic condition, like seizures. A new study led by Michael…
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Brain Tumor Center Pilot Grants Target a Childhood Cancer and Kidney Cancer Metastasis to the Brain

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The research and development of improved therapies for the most common childhood brain cancer and for metastasis of the most common adult kidney cancer to the brain are the focus of $100,000 in pilot grants awarded by the University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center’s Molecular Therapeutics Program for 2016….
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UC Scientist Identifies Energy Sensor As Potential Target for Cancer Drugs

UC Scientist Identifies Energy Sensor As Potential Target for Cancer Drugs

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—An international research team formed by a University of Cincinnati (UC) cancer researcher has shown for the first time that a specific enzyme is responsible for sensing the available supply of GTP, an energy source that fuels the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. The research underscores the enzyme’s potential…
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$1.8M Gift to Benefit Stroke Treatment, Prevention at UC

Media Contact: Caitlin Whitehurst (513) 556-4395 caitlin.whitehurst@uc.edu CINCINNATI–JR Verkamp never had the chance to meet his mother-in-law – she passed away after suffering a stroke in 1997. He never had a chance to meet her, but his philanthropic efforts as a trustee at the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation will preserve her memory and…
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Michael Privitera, MD, Becomes President of American Epilepsy Society

Media Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Michael Privitera, MD, professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, has assumed the role of president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) during the organization’s 69th annual meeting in Philadelphia. Privitera will lead the Board…
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New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Media Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—In the United States, over 15 percent of the population will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. In addition to the dark moods that give the psychiatric disorder its name,  individuals with depression often lose all ability to find joy in their lives; experience changes…
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Brain Tumor Center Recruiting Metastasis Researcher for Schott Endowed Chair

Brain Tumor Center Recruiting Metastasis Researcher for Schott Endowed Chair

Media contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The UC Brain Tumor Center is seeking an esteemed researcher who will lead efforts to understand, target and prevent the spread of metastatic cancer to the brain. The researcher, who would collaborate with researchers at the UC Neuroscience and Cancer Institutes, would hold the prestigious Harold C. Schott…
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Public Service Announcement: UC Department of Neurosurgery Seeks Public Input Regarding Investigational Hypothermia Treatment for Blood Clot on the Brain due to Trauma

New investigational research treatment for traumatic brain injury We are seeking public input before launching a research study aimed at improving the odds that patients who suffer severe traumatic brain injury with a subdural hematoma (blood clot on the brain) will go on to live a normal life. The randomized clinical trial will assess whether…
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Acute Kidney Injury a Predictor of Worse Outcomes after Stroke, Researcher Finds

Contact: Cedric Ricks (513) 558-4657 cedric.ricks@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A University of Cincinnati (UC) researcher, in collaboration with other investigators, has found that ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients who suffer from acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring dialysis have higher death rates and greater odds of entering long-term care or nursing facilities after hospitalization. The study was published online…
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