Wednesday, October 1, 2003

UC research pulling in large grants



A sampling of UC research:

Stroke care: Three five-year federal grants, exceeding $28 million, awarded to Dr. Joseph Broderick and his stroke research team. They will delve into family history of brain aneurysms, outcomes of stroke treatment and genetic causes of stroke.

Genomics Research Institute: A two-year, $9 million grant from the state of Ohio to Dr. David Millhorn reflects a portion of Gov. Bob Taft's statewide Third Frontier project. The money will be used to develop the institute as a center where scientists hope to convert data from the Human Genome Project into better medical treatments.

Lung cancer: A five-year, $12.9 million federal grant to Dr. Marshall Anderson will be used to study medicines that might prevent lung cancer, the nation's No. 1 cause of cancer death.

Plastics: Vadim Guliants, a chemical engineer, is developing a "green" or non-polluting method of converting natural gas into plastic. In addition, the "nano-engineered" catalyst could produce special materials that would be useful in aerospace.

History: Professor Linda Przbyszewski has studied how religious beliefs shaped laws in the late 19th century. Among her findings: people in Cincinnati were arguing intensely about whether and how the Bible should be taught in public school as far back as 1869.

Criminal justice: Researcher Bonnie Fisher has become an expert in victims of sexual assault and other crimes. Her work is being used in projects in Japan and Germany to improve how victims are treated in the legal system when they report crimes.

The Cincinnati Enquirer




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