Student Makes Impact Through Mentoring Program In medical school, setting time aside for anything outside of studies can be a challenge. But fourth-year College of Medicine student John Pascoe found the time to make a difference in the life of a child.
Research Reveals Mechanisms That Help Body Defend Against Inhaled Pathogens New research co-led by scientists at the University of Cincinnati and Boston University recently identified the mechanisms that allow certain proteins to bind to sugars in the body to produce a defense mechanism against inhaled pathogens, such as the bacteria and viruses that cause common forms of pneumonia.
Focus on Science: Randall Sakai, PhD Randall Sakai, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry and neuroendocrinology expert. He received his bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Washington in 1982 and his PhD in biology in 1988 from the University of Pennsylvania.
Protein Tied to Heart Failure Studied Researchers in the department of pharmacology and cell biophysics have found that higher levels of a certain protein in the body could cause heart failure—a finding that could help researchers create cellular-targeted treatments and prevent cardiac failure from occurring.
Lifelong Smoker Encourages Others to 'Snuff the Habit' While flipping through the newspaper one day, Joann Behm saw a story about a clinical trial being conducted at the UC College of Medicine that tests a new way of screening lung cancer in people at high risk for the disease.
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