CNN: UC neurologist discusses epilepsy drugs and risk of birth defects
A CNN story highlighting new research on medication used to control epileptic seizures features comments from David Ficker, MD, professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine in the UC College of Medicine and a UC Health neurologist with the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.
The study looks at anti-epileptic drugs associated with an increased risk of birth defects.
Ficker, who is also on the professional advisory board for the Epilepsy Foundation, says studies support avoiding certain anti-epileptic drugs in pregnancy.
Breaching the blood-brain barrier to treat tumors
May 7, 2021
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, have found that using ultrasound combined with RNA-loaded nanoparticles could help infiltrate the blood-brain barrier and deliver targeted, more effective treatment to brain tumors, while eliminating uncomfortable side effects.
55KRC: Jack Hanna and Alzheimer's disease
May 5, 2021
Jack Hanna, the director emeritus of Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium known for his many TV appearances, has been diagnosed with dementia, which could potentially be Alzheimer's disease. UC's Rhonna Shatz, DO, a memory disorders expert, weighs in.
Yahoo: Researchers find a new treatment for rare muscular disease
April 16, 2021
University of Cincinnati researchers have found a newer, more effective treatment for the disease Pompe that could become the new standard of care for the rare condition.