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UC-Led Research Reaps Phase I Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma

UC-Led Research Reaps Phase I Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu After decades of laboratory research and promising findings, the discoveries of Xiaoyang Qi, PhD, a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Cancer Center researcher and Bexion’s scientific co-founder, are being translated to clinical trials in humans, possibly helping thousands living with cancer. On, July 18 Bexion Pharmaceuticals…
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Researchers Awarded $4.7M to Study Secondary Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers Awarded $4.7M to Study Secondary Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Prevention is the only medicine for traumatic brain injury, or TBI. But researchers in the University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Neurosurgery are working hard to find a way to stop the wave of secondary injury that follows an initial blow to the head. A new $4.7 million grant…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

Contact: Caitlin Whitehurst (513) 556-4395 caitlin.whitehurst@uc.edu CINCINNATI –The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological and psychiatric conditions, becomes the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, effective today. The new name honors the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation for its tremendous financial support of…
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New Teen Study for Non-Drug Alternative to Treatment-Resistant Depression

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu A trial at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is looking at how to treat depression for adolescents age 12 to 21 who have not responded to traditional antidepressant treatment. The study uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for adults with…
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UC Medical Center Again Named Top Hospital for Stroke Care

UC Medical Center Again Named Top Hospital for Stroke Care

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu For the third year, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according…
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Study Shows Area Undamaged by Stroke Remains So, Regardless of Time

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Radiological imaging is being used more often to evaluate stroke diagnosis and outcomes, with penumbra, or tissue that is at risk of progressing to dead tissue but is still salvageable if blood flow is returned, as a potential target for therapy. However, there have been few studies about what…
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African-Americans, Men, Young Patients More Likely to Receive Neuroimaging

African-Americans, Men, Young Patients More Likely to Receive Neuroimaging

Contact: Katie Pence (513)  558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A person is admitted to the hospital with a stroke, but not much is known about whether or not that patient will undergo neuroimaging. A team led by Achala Vagal, MD, associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a UC Health radiologist, wanted to see…
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Burger Benefit Supports UC Brain Tumor Center

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu During the month of June, Nation Kitchen + Bar (1200 Broadway in downtown Cincinnati), will donate $1 for every “Bit Burger” sold to Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure and the Walk Ahead team Ray’s Nation. Proceeds from the Oct. 23 5k walk/run support research and education at…
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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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