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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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UC Researchers Show EEG’s Potential to Reveal Depolarizations following TBI

UC Researchers Show EEG’s Potential to Reveal Depolarizations following TBI

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The potential for doctors to measure damaging “brain tsunamis” in injured patients without opening the skull has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to pioneering research at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. The research team, led by Jed Hartings, PhD, research associate professor in the Department of…
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5th Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure Is Oct. 26

5th Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure Is Oct. 26

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, the largest regional fundraiser for brain tumor education and research, marks its five-year milestone Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Event co-chairs Brian and Joe Wiles have set their goals high. They are aiming to exceed last year’s record numbers of 2,300 participants, 191…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neurobiology Research Center

UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neurobiology Research Center

CONTACT: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu NOTE TO EDITORS: High-resolution photographs of James Herman, PhD, and Joseph Broderick, MD, are available on request. CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) today announced a new Center of Excellence, the UC Neurobiology Research Center, designed to provide a focal point for basic, discovery-based neuroscience. The announcement was made…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neuromuscular as 10th Center

UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neuromuscular as 10th Center

CONTACT: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) announced today that it has designated its neuromuscular program as a Center of Excellence, bringing the number of centers within UCNI to 10. The announcement was made by UCNI Director Joseph Broderick, MD, a professor in the UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation…
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Metastatic Brain Tumor Treatment Could Be on the Horizon With SapC-DOPS Use

Metastatic Brain Tumor Treatment Could Be on the Horizon With SapC-DOPS Use

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Over half of patients being seen in the clinic for a diagnosed brain tumor have metastatic cancer, which has no treatment and detrimental outcomes in most cases. However, a new Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) study, published in the advance online edition of the journal Oncotarget, provides hope that previously…
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Study Details Risk Factors for Substance Use Disorders After Manic Episode

Study Details Risk Factors for Substance Use Disorders After Manic Episode

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Adolescents with bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use disorders than adolescents without psychiatric disorders. Now, researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have identified specific risk factors underlying this relationship. The researchers, led by Melissa DelBello, MD, the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Chair of Psychiatry…
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ABTA Awards $50k Grant for Study of Energy Pathway in Glioblastoma

ABTA Awards $50k Grant for Study of Energy Pathway in Glioblastoma

The highly malignant brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme is an energy guzzler. To sustain the tumor’s rapid cell division and proliferation, glioblastoma cells harness a specific molecule that enables them to ramp up energy production. What if that energy spigot could be turned off and glioblastoma cells ran out of fuel? It is an…
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Dr. David Ficker to Direct Prized Epilepsy Fellowship

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu The University of Cincinnati Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine has received approval for a new epilepsy fellowship from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)—one of only five newly approved epilepsy programs across the country. The newly approved one-year fellowship will permit fellows to spend the entire…
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