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Calcium Research Provides Clue to Heart Failure
Research into the key role that calcium plays in regulating heartbeat occupies some of the world's top scientiststwo of whom are advancing the field at UC. Arnold Schwartz, PhD, DSci, and Litsa Kranias, PhD, have recently published separate papers reporting further understanding of calcium's role. Their results suggest possible approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
APRIL 2007

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UC Leading Cincinnati Arm of Study on Prescription-Opiate Addiction
A growing number of Americans are using prescription opiates for nonmedical purposes. Recognizing this problem, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health launched the first national treatment study for people addicted to opiate painkillers like Vicodin (hydrocodone) and Oxycontin (oxycodone hydrochloride).
Tobacco Smoke May Be More Harmful to Black Children
Black parents may want to think twice about lighting up in front of their children after a study by UC researchers revealed black children may be more susceptible to toxins found in tobacco smoke, leading to serious health complications such as cancer.
Surgery Resident Says "Thinking Big" Is Life Motto
First-year surgery resident Callisia Clarke, MD, has known since she was 8 that she wanted to be a doctor. That's the type of focus and motivation this 25-year-old African-American woman has always had in her life.
UC Team Discovers Way to Fight Antibiotic−Resistant Bacteria
Research by a team at UC has helped in the discovery of a new way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, responsible for preventing treatment of lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis and life-threatening cases of pneumonia.
UC Surgeon Takes Undersea Plunge with NASA in May
This spring, UC surgeon Timothy Broderick, MD, will dive deepagainwith members of the NASA team to help improve medical care for future space travelers.
Life as a Patient Helps One Med Student Find Focus
The transition between years three and four of medical school is tough enough. Battling cancer at the same time seems nearly impossible. But UC medical student Rob Johnson took on both challenges and passed.
Advocates and Researchers Work Together to Educate the Public About Links to Cancer
On May 12, the Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BCERC) will host its third annual public forum on the environment and cancer"Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer." The event is a resource for anyone who wants to understand how the environment can impact their risk for cancer.
Jet Engines Help Scientists Solve Mysteries of the Voice
Although scientists know about basic voice productionthe two "vocal folds" in the larynx vibrate and pulsate airflow from the lungsthe larynx is one of the body's least understood organs.
'Healthy Home' Can Help Prevent Childhood Poisonings
Environmental health experts say preventing the life-long health effects of childhood poisoning starts by creating an overall healthy home environment that promotes well-being and is free of potentially harmful substances.
Muskat Retires From Air Force
Col. Peter Muskat, MD, recently retired from the U.S. Air Force after nearly 27 years of service.
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