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Body's Own Immune System Might Worsen Lung Disease
UC has received $2.4 million to study whether environmental toxicants can stimulate the body’s natural defense system to cause additional damage in people with chronic lung diseases. Michael Borchers, PhD, believes long-term exposure to certain environmental toxicants may activate a specific receptor—known as NKG2D—in lung cells that causes the immune system to attack damaged lung tissue.

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UC Team Develops New, Faster Online Approach to Communicate FDA Drug Withdrawal Warnings
UC has developed a faster approach for informing consumers online when the Food and Drug Administration withdraws a medication.
Exercise Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Feel 'Normal' Again
Exercise could do more than just keep you in good physical shape. UC scientists believe it may also prove to be a critical component of rehabilitation and recovery for more than 2 million women who are survivors of breast cancer.
Maternal-Fetal Research Topic of Hutton Lectureship
A nationally recognized authorityon maternal-fetal research ethics will deliver UC’s 2006 Hutton Lectureship in Ethics.
NIH Ranking Shows UC in Good Standing
UC’s environmental health department is once again ranked among the top 10 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. And the department’s $13 million in NIH grants places them first compared with all public medical school environmental health departments.
UC, Cincinnati Children's Partnering With State of Ohio to Improve Health Outcomes
UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are partnering with the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services to make sure Medicaid recipients are getting the care they need and to improve the performance of Ohio’s Medicaid program.
UC Receives $1.68 Million to Study Environmental Estrogen Danger in Packaging Materials
UC researcher Scott Belcher, PhD, has received a five-year, $1.68 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to continue his research into the effects of environmental estrogens on the developing brain.
Scientist Presents at Nobel Symposium
Randy Seeley, PhD, was one of 29 scientists asked to present at the recently concluded 134th Nobel Symposium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
UC Parkinson's Experts Headline 2006 Symposium
Researchers and clinicians from UC and the Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital will be joined by some of the nation’s leading Parkinson’s disease experts for this year’s Sunflower Revolution Symposium and Expo.
Glass Beads Give Liver Patients More Treatment Options
In her words, Linda Fitterer “had nothing to lose” when doctors told her a new, minimally invasive procedure was the best option for treating the 16 tiny cancerous tumors scattered across the right lobe of her liver.
Pharmacy Welcomes 97 Students at Annual White Coat Ceremony
The College of Pharmacy officially welcomed 97 students into the profession Sept. 19 at its annual White Coat Ceremony.
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