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MARCH 2005 ISSUE:
NIH Awards UC $19.8 Million for Heart Failure Study
UC has received major federal funding to study genetic and environmental factors associated with heart failure in African-American, Caucasian and Latino populations.
The $19,871,486 million Specialized Center of Clinically Oriented Research grant was awarded over five years by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and will support five projects
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UC's New Hi-Tech Scanner "Slices" Patient Visit Time
A new, state-of-the-art scanner in the UC Department of Radiology will provide physicians with images of their patients in detail not possible before.
How UC Got Its Move Back
We all know that UC's Academic Health Center is on the move. In April we'll not only be on the move. We'll also be eating less and leading much healthier lives!
New Test Helps Identify Deaf Infants Before Speech Difficulties Occur
Formerly the only way to know if a hearing-impaired infant might benefit from a cochlear implant was to actually do the surgery.
UC Makes 'Significant Breakthrough' in Understanding Heavy Metal Poisoning
UC researchers have identified the gene responsible for spreading the toxic effects of cadmium--a finding that may one day lead to the prevention of cadmium toxicity in humans.
Nursing Faculty Extend Academic/Research Reach
College of Nursing researchers and educators continue to garner national recognition.
FDA Warning Letters Fail to Improve Drug-Safety Monitoring
Diabetes patients could be risking liver failure because they are not getting the liver function tests recommended with their medication.
Pensak to Head Otolaryngology
Myles Pensak, MD, has been named chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Gene Might Provide Clue to Predicting Stroke
UC scientists have found a gene region that might play a significant role in determining the risk for ischemic stroke.
Morbidly Obese Pay Nearly Twice As Much for Health Care
Health-care costs for morbidly obese adults are nearly twice those of people considered to be of normal weight, says a study led by UC researchers.
Elwood Jensen Honored at Bearcat Basketball Halftime
UC's recipient of the Lasker Award, known as the "American Nobel," was honored at a special halftime ceremony at the UC men's basketball game Feb. 16 at Fifth Third Arena.
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