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Traditional Drugs May Affect Memory in Insulin Users
More than 200 million people worldwide take anti-psychotic medications to cope with psychiatric problems. Within this population, the risk of diabetes is elevated as much as two-fold. Pair older generation anti-psychotic drugs with insulin-induced changes in brain chemistry and there may be potential for unnecessary memory impairment.
MARCH 2009

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Pollution-Related Asthma May Start in Mother's Womb
Children born in areas with increased traffic-related pollution may be at greater risk of developing asthma due to genetic changes acquired in the womb, according to new collaborative research from UC and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Student-Run Health Group Gets Big Boost
The lifeline of most all-student volunteer organizations is cash flow; which often means bake sales, car washes and magazine drives. And naturally, time spent fundraising takes time away from volunteering.
UC Appoints Clinician-Scientist to Lead Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Program
The UC College of Medicine has recruited George Atweh, MD, to lead the department of internal medicine’s division of hematology/ oncology and serve as Koch Chair and professor of hematology/oncology.
Author Visits UC to Tell Tale of Divided Mental Health System
It came as somewhat of a surprise to Steve Lopez that College of Medicine students actually have time to read books other than “Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques” or “Peripheral Vascular Interventions.”
Simple Procedure Can Improve Breathing
If you’re experiencing chronic breathing difficulties, a simple procedure with a complicated name could be the answer to your problem. Radiofrequency ablation of the turbinates—put more simply, reducing the size of tissue within the nose with the aid of a needleequipped heating device—is a procedure that can be done in a physician’s office under local anesthesia.
Grant Helps Nontraditional Student Launch Career in Environmental Health
Chris Curran, PhD, was working as a science writer at UC when she met her mentor—environmental health researcher Daniel Nebert, PhD—and discovered her true calling: gene-environment research.
New Heart Technology Gives Patient a Solid Rhythm
Charles Craddock is one of millions of people who needs an implantable defibrillator to help monitor his heart rhythm and prevent the occurrence of sudden cardiac death—or death resulting from an abrupt loss of heart function.
Affiliates Team Up to Support Heart Marathon, Walk
For the first time, UC, University Hospital and UC Physicians are coming together to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and research.
Anti-Estrogen Drug Treatments May Slow Progression of Common Brain Tum
UC researchers have discovered that estrogen receptors are present in medulloblastoma—the most common type of pediatric brain tumor—leading researchers to believe that anti-estrogen drug treatments may be beneficial in limiting tumor progression and improving patients’ overall outcome.
Diabetes Clinic Helps Patients Better Manage Their Disease
Terrance Cole knows diabetes is a serious illness, but now he’s even more aware of it. “This is very educational,” he says after attending the first instructive diabetes clinic of its kind at UC, held to inform patients about their disease and to get them in the doctor’s office for a checkup.
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