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Study: Perceptions of Drug’s Cost May Affect How Much Patients Benefit

Study: Perceptions of Drug’s Cost May Affect How Much Patients Benefit

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—People’s perceptions of the cost of a drug may affect how much they benefit from the drug, even when they are receiving only a placebo, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC). Alberto Espay, MD, an associate professor in the UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation…
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Gardner Center Kicks Off Rev It Up Health & Wellness Challenge Jan. 28

Gardner Center Kicks Off Rev It Up Health & Wellness Challenge Jan. 28

CONTACT: Cindy Starr 513-558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Rev It Up 2015, a six-week online challenge for the title of “Greater Cincinnati’s Fittest Organization,” will kick off with a corporate team recruitment luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Revolution Fitness, 3652 Roundbottom Road in Newtown, Ohio. Founded by local businesswoman Kathy Krumme, Rev It Up benefits research and education…
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UC Health Integrative Medicine Offers Free Yoga Classes for Cancer Patients, Survivors & Families

CONTACT: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Yoga classes tailored to cancer patients and survivors, known as Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness (YCat), are now being offered free at the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center, the hub for the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute. The classes, taught by YCat certified yoga therapist and UC…
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Study of Generic Antiepileptic Drugs Finds Minimal Differences Under Rigorous Testing

Study of Generic Antiepileptic Drugs Finds Minimal Differences Under Rigorous Testing

  CONTACT: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A comparison of two of the most disparate approved generic antiepileptic drugs found minimal differences when compared under rigorous testing procedures in people with epilepsy, according to research presented by a University of Cincinnati (UC) clinician-researcher. In addition, the research showed, no subjects had serious adverse effects or…
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UC Researchers Studying Investigational Drug for People with Alzheimer’s

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are among those who have accepted the challenge of easing the burden of Alzheimer’s disease, which currently affects as many as 5.3 million Americans and could impact three times that number by 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The…
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Free Nov. 15 Symposium Explores Strategies for Conquering Depression

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The Mood Disorders Center at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Neuroscience Institute will hold “Conquering Depression: Different Approaches for All Ages,” a free educational event for patients, caregivers and family members, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, 151 West…
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$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Neuroscience Institute

$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Neuroscience Institute

Contact: Candice Terrell (513) 556-9685 candice.terrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI – The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation has committed $14 million to the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute to help fund a new, state-of-the-art facility to enhance treatment and research efforts for chronic and progressive neurologic conditions and disorders like Parkinson’s disease. The contribution is…
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Study Sheds Light on Epilepsy and Stress

Study Sheds Light on Epilepsy and Stress

Media contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu It’s been well documented that stress is the most common seizure precipitant for people with epilepsy. But little is known about the specific stressors, the timing of the stressors and other associated factors for stress-precipitated seizures. If investigators could have such information, says Michael Privitera, MD, it could…
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NIH Awards UC Scientist $1.67 Million for Brain Tumor Research

NIH Awards UC Scientist $1.67 Million for Brain Tumor Research

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu A small pilot cancer study funded by Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure has led to a $1.67 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will enable University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers to study a novel strategy to combat glioblastoma multiforme. Atsuo Sasaki, PhD,…
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Gift Will Aid Development of Research Model for PSP

Gift Will Aid Development of Research Model for PSP

CONTACT: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A $100,000 gift will enable a University of Cincinnati (UC) researcher to study a rare brain disorder that causes progressive problems with control of gait and balance and problems controlling eye movement. Sheila Fleming, PhD, a researcher in the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s…
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