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New Neuroscience Developments at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

New Neuroscience Developments at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

Contact: Richard Puff (513) 558-0448 richard.puff@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Patients seeking the best in neurological treatment options at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health will soon find a new home. For decades, faculty and physicians at the UC College of Medicine have led in treatment, research and teaching for complex neurologic and psychiatric conditions – and patients…
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$50,000 Grant Supports Research Aimed at Preventing Spread of a Childhood Brain Cancer

$50,000 Grant Supports Research Aimed at Preventing Spread of a Childhood Brain Cancer

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu A $50,000 Molecular Therapeutics Program Pilot Grant will support a quest to understand and prevent the spread of medulloblastoma, the most common childhood brain cancer. The grant will support the work of Timothy Phoenix, PhD, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College…
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Researcher Using Big Data To Explore Potential of Kinase Inhibitors To Thwart Brain Cancer

Researcher Using Big Data To Explore Potential of Kinase Inhibitors To Thwart Brain Cancer

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Nicholas Clark, a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, is taking a big data approach to the problem of glioblastoma multiforme, the most stubborn and aggressive of all brain tumors. Clark, who specializes in biostatistics and bioinformatics, is using a one-year, $25,000 grant to explore…
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Shemenski Foundation Donates $57,000 to UC Brain Tumor Center

Shemenski Foundation Donates $57,000 to UC Brain Tumor Center

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The Shemenski Foundation on Saturday presented a $57,000 check to the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute. The gift was the foundation’s largest ever to the UC Brain Tumor Center, bringing its cumulative giving over six years to $207,000. The Shemenski Foundation was established…
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T Cell Channel Could Be Targeted to Treat Head and Neck Cancers

T Cell Channel Could Be Targeted to Treat Head and Neck Cancers

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered that an ion channel, active within T cells (white blood cells), could be targeted to reduce the growth of head and neck cancers. This research, which was reported this month in Cancer Research, shows that defective Kv1.3 channels, which regulate…
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Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Contact: Marianne Kunnen-Jones (513) 556-2019 Kunnenm@ucmail.uc.edu Two donors have received a presidential surprise in return for their commitment to elevating the University of Cincinnati’s research and care in Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological diseases. Interim President Beverly J. Davenport presented the President’s Award for Excellence to Peggy and Gary Johns, longtime members of the UC…
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Bearcats Football Tickets To Be Given to All Participants in Oct. 23 Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

Bearcats Football Tickets To Be Given to All Participants in Oct. 23 Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics is supporting the Oct. 23 Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure with a special gift for all participants. Everyone who walks or runs in the seventh annual 5k at Sawyer Point will be eligible to receive complimentary tickets for…
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UC Brain Tumor Center, Cincinnati Children’s Launch New Collaboration in Brain Cancer Research

UC Brain Tumor Center, Cincinnati Children’s Launch New Collaboration in Brain Cancer Research

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Can discoveries in pediatric brain cancer research help adults? And can discoveries in adult brain cancer help children? Hopeful that the answer is yes, University of Cincinnati faculty members at Cincinnati’s adult and pediatric brain tumor centers are collaborating with the new Basic and Translational Pediatric CNS Malignancies Pilot…
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Brain Tumor 5K Set for Oct. 23; Educational Conference Is Postponed

Brain Tumor 5K Set for Oct. 23; Educational Conference Is Postponed

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, has been postponed. Watch for information about educational programming from the Brain Tumor Center at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute in the near future. The 7th annual Walk Ahead for a Brain…
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Sasaki Awarded R21 Grant to Study Targeted Treatments for Brain Cancer

Sasaki Awarded R21 Grant to Study Targeted Treatments for Brain Cancer

Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology within the UC College of Medicine and a member of both the UC Cancer and Gardner Neuroscience Institutes, has been awarded $448,208 from the National Institutes of Health to study a targeted and safe treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, the…
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