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Clinical Trial Examines Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy’s Effect on Anxiety

Clinical Trial Examines Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy’s Effect on Anxiety

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Faculty members at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine will collaborate on a clinical trial designed to gauge the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on children and adolescents with anxiety symptoms or mood dysregulation. Melissa DelBello, MD, a professor in the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral…
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Education Necessary to Capture Patient-Reported Outcomes, UC Neurosurgeons Find

Education Necessary to Capture Patient-Reported Outcomes, UC Neurosurgeons Find

April 8, 2014 CONTACT: Cindy Starr 513-558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—In the data-driven world of medical outcomes, two streams of information are needed to produce accurate assessments of success: one from physicians and one from patients. The patient’s side of the equation was the focus of a poster presentation by a University of Cincinnati (UC) College of…
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From Pin Pricks to Radiation Beams to Keyhole Incisions, Brain Surgery Is Trending Smaller

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The difference between having a brain aneurysm treated the old way and a new way was aptly described as “the nutcracker” vs. “the TripTik” by a patient of Andrew Ringer, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. The patient experienced both, and he…
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Stroke in the Young Levels Off; Racial Disparity Continues, Researchers Say

Stroke in the Young Levels Off; Racial Disparity Continues, Researchers Say

CONTACT: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The trend of increasing stroke in the young appears to have leveled off slightly but remains a significant public health issue, new research from the University of Cincinnati indicates. In addition, racial disparity in stroke incidence continues to be unchanged over time, as blacks have significantly higher rates of strokes…
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Study Sheds Light on Genetic Factors for Intracranial Aneurysm Risk

Study Sheds Light on Genetic Factors for Intracranial Aneurysm Risk

CONTACT: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A large collaborative study that included researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine is reporting a new chromosomal region associated with intracranial aneurysm susceptibility, shedding new light on genetic risk factors for a life-threatening condition. The research from the Familial Intracranial Aneurysm (FIA) project was being presented…
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Vast Numbers of Americans Still Missing Opportunity for Acute Stroke Care

Vast Numbers of Americans Still Missing Opportunity for Acute Stroke Care

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The vast majority of Americans live within an hour’s drive of a hospital able to treat acute stroke, but only 4 percent receive recommended treatment in the key hours after stroke, researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) reported today. The research was presented at the American Heart Association/American…
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Gardner Center Researchers Publish Results of Parkinson’s Studies

Gardner Center Researchers Publish Results of Parkinson’s Studies

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu As a disease with no known cure at present, Parkinson’s disease is the focus of numerous research efforts worldwide. Researchers at the UC Neuroscience Institute’s James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders are playing a key role in those efforts, participating in…
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Joseph Broderick Named Director of UCNI

Joseph Broderick Named Director of UCNI

Contact: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu Joseph Broderick, MD, has been named Director of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dr. Broderick, who has served as UCNI research director, will assume the new position as John M. Tew, MD, who has served as Clinical Director, steps into new roles at the…
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Regulation of Cancer-Causing Protein Could Lead to New Therapeutic Targets

Regulation of Cancer-Causing Protein Could Lead to New Therapeutic Targets

Contact: Katie Pence 513-558-4561 Katie.Pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Researchers with the Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute have discovered a new regulation for the cancer-causing protein KRas that may help with the development of targeted therapies for patients with a KRas mutation. Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, a member of the CCC, the UC Cancer…
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UC Selected as National Center for New Stroke Trials Network

UC Selected as National Center for New Stroke Trials Network

CONTACT: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati (UC) has been selected as the national coordinating center for a new National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) clinical trials network, highlighting UC’s ongoing key role in federally funded stroke research. The announcement was made today by officials at NINDS, one of the more…
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