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Diabetes Research in Family Medicine Gets a Major Boost
DNA is the genetic blueprint that makes us who we are. It may determine our height, our hair color or even our chance for certain diseases. Now, UC researchers are hoping to study DNA and broaden treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Sickle Cell Survivor Helps Others Cope With Illness
As a child, Gwendolyn Brown had bigger concerns than getting the stylish new toy for Christmas or being the last one chosen for a game of "tag." Brown, like roughly 70,000 other people in the United States, is living with sickle cell disease and had to teach herself from an early age how to handle the chronic illness.
Research Dollars Continue to Climb
The university's research enterprise continued to grow in 2007, with UC and its affiliates recording an all-time high of $333.5 million in research funding.
Possible Breast Cancer Predictor Found
Researchers have identified a molecule that may be more accurate than existing biological signposts used to predict which breast cancers will develop into advanced forms of the disease.
Simulation Lab Gives New Meaning to Surgical Education
The surgeon's face is focused; her hand precisely poised as she inserts the thin surgical instrument into an abdominal incision and monitors her progress on a video screen nearby. It's time to remove a troublesome appendix that has plagued this patient for the past few days.
UC Nurse Helps Sets the Standards in Managing Care
Sometimes conquering the side effects of cancer treatment can be more difficult than the initial diagnosis or fear of recurrence. That challenge is especially acute for the more than 100,000 Americans living with myeloma, a disease that affects plasma cells (white blood cells) produced by disease- and infection-fighting B lymphocytes in the bone marrow.
UC Trauma Surgeon Receives Volunteer Leadership Award
Kenneth Davis Jr., MD, recently received the Health Improvement Collaborative's (HIC) Volunteer Leadership Award for his efforts to recruit minority physicians to the Greater Cincinnati region.
Procedure Allows Patients to Remain Awake During Surgery
Patients who undergo general anesthesia for surgery may experience nausea, vomiting and grogginess afterward, and the effects can last up to 24 hours. Orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists at UC offer a procedure that can eliminate those effects and allow patients to remain awake during surgery
College Dean's 'Spontaneous' Career Choice Pays Off
Children often have dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. Many health care professionals can tell you stories of how they fixed their teddy bears and dolls when they were "sick" or checked their friend's heart rate with plastic stethoscopes.
Don't Let Stress Get the Best of You: Tips for Staying Calm Among Chaos
Whether it's school, work, final exams or money trouble, stress always seems to be nearby. But stress is in the eye of the beholder, says Sara Goldsberry, MD, assistant professor of medicine, and it can be tamed.
Screening Program: A 'Win-Win ... Win' for UC Students and Local Children
An eight-year partnership between UC's College of Allied Health Sciences and Hamilton County Head Start has resulted in thousands of hearing and speech screenings for local children.
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