BPA increases risk of cancer in human prostate tissue

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 7-Jan-2014 – Our research provides the first direct evidence that exposure to BPA during development, at the levels we see in our day-to-day lives, increases the risk for prostate cancer in human prostate tissue  – “We believe that BPA actually reprograms the stem cells to be more sensitive to estrogen throughout life,…

Study Shows Common Pain Cream Could Protect Heart During Attack: 85 percent reduction in cardiac cell death

2009 study posted for filing Study Shows Common Pain Cream Could Protect Heart During Attack     CINCINNATI—New research from the University of Cincinnati shows that a common, over-the-counter pain salve rubbed on the skin during a heart attack could serve as a cardiac-protectant, preventing or reducing damage to the heart while interventions are administered.…

Study: Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor: causes extreme weight gain

For Immediate Release Matt Shipman | News Services | 919.515.6386 Dr. Heather Patisaul | 919.513.7567 Release Date: 10.24.2012 Filed under Releases The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals, according to a new study spearheaded by…

Bisphenol A linked to chemotherapy resistance

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Dama Kimmon dama.kimmon@uc.edu 513-558-4519 University of Cincinnati CINCINNATI—Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments, say University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists. The research study, led by UC’s Nira Ben-Jonathan, PhD, says that BPA—a man-made chemical found in a number of plastic products, including drinking bottles…

Childhood lead exposure associated with criminal behavior in adulthood

2008 Re-post fro filing Contact: Amanda Harper amanda.harper@uc.edu 513-558-4657 University of Cincinnati IMAGE:Kim Dietrich, Ph.D., is a professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is prinicpal investigator of the Cincinnati lead cohort study. Click here for more information.  CINCINNATI—New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) reports the first…