New UC research suggests that the widely abused club drug “ecstasy,” or MDMA, can increase the survival of dopamine cells in the brain during fetal development. Because of the role these cells play in the regulation of voluntary movement, the findings, the researchers say, may lead to better therapies for neurological diseases like Parkinson’s.
Pharmacy College Strengthens Commitment to Research In an effort to increase its commitmentto research, strengthen educationand align more closelywith UC|21 goals, the College ofPharmacy has created the new academicposition of assistant deanfor graduate studies and research.
Thyroid Cancer Best Detected by Ultrasound Ultrasound tests performed in a doctor’s office may be more sensitive in detecting recurrence of the two most common types of thyroid cancer than the standard whole body radioiodine scans and serum thyroglobulin tests, according to UC researchers
Doctor, Patient Tackle Purple People Bridge Climb
When Heather Arrasmith, 31, went into the hospital to have a pancreas transplant three months ago, she told her surgeon, Amit Tevar, MD, that when she recovered she would take him on the Purple People Bridge Climb as thanks for the great care she received.
Cancer Patients Find 'Hope' in Cincinnati When Shirley Johnson, 70, was diagnosed with recurrent lowgrade fatty tumors between her lungs in 2005, her doctors in Atlanta said they couldn’t be surgically removed, and then offered her radiation therapy as a last-ditch treatment.
Psychiatry Department Receives $2.5 Million Gift The Academic Health Center has received a $2.5 million gift from the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Foundation to support the department of psychiatry and establish the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Endowed Chair in Psychiatry. The chair will be awarded to the chairman of the psychiatry department.
Teaching Children About Pollution With Puppets In October, UC teamed up with the Environmental Protection Agency and ImagineNation to educate nearly 500 children and their families about air pollution as part of the 5th Annual Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study (CCAAPS) Family Picnic.