Latest University of Cincinnati Stories

business breaks online
2014-08-05 03:00:02

Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati Management might call it cyberloafing, but new research reveals how online breaks can benefit employees and employers. A new e-memo for the boss: Online breaks at work can refresh workers and boost productivity. Early findings from a University of Cincinnati study will be presented on Aug. 5, at the 74th annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Philadelphia. The study led by Sung Doo Kim, a doctoral candidate in the Carl H. Lindner College...

2014-07-25 09:45:29

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with an anti-retroviral drug therapy not only tackles HIV, but also reduces HCV replication, according to a new study lead by a University of Cincinnati researcher. The results were published Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Science Translational Medicine. Previously, physicians treating co-infected patients worried that HIV antiretroviral therapy might injure the liver...

2014-06-23 08:27:32

CINCINNATI, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center today announced the establishment of a collaboration and fund for the advancement of research in rare disease. Cincinnati Children's is a recognized center of excellence in pediatric rare diseases. Alexion is a global leader in the development and delivery of breakthrough therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening rare...

child with diabetes
2014-06-16 04:53:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of University of Cincinnati researchers has reportedly discovered a way to reverse new onset Type 1 diabetes in mouse models, and their efforts could eventually be used to help humans coping with the disease. Lead researcher Dr. William Ridgway, director of the university’s division of immunology, allergy and rheumatology, and his colleagues used an agonistic monoclonal antibody known as UT18 to boost the activity of a...

Maya Perspective On The Material World
2014-04-26 06:26:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We take it for granted that our lives, and our beliefs, are intrinsically different from cultures of the past. They built pyramids and temples, we play on Facebook and build virtual lives. A new study from the University of Cincinnati, however, shows that the ancient Maya might just have been big fans of Facebook. They believed that material objects, like a courtier's mirror or a sculptor's carving tool, could be imbued with part of...

2014-04-08 15:51:16

Factoring patient transport by air or by land: Technology is providing a firm diagnosis on critical transport times. University of Cincinnati research is offering hospitals and trauma centers a unique, accurate and scientific approach to making decisions about transporting critical-care patients by air or by ambulance. A presentation this week at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Tampa, Fla., highlights the research of Michael Widener, a UC assistant...

2014-03-31 23:03:03

Best Online Colleges, the premier site behind the rankings of top online programs and online schools, has released its annual findings for the Best Online Masters in Criminal Justice Degree Programs. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 BestOnlineColleges.org is an online educational resource for students. The website seeks to help new students during their college search by providing an analysis of what degree paths are actually available to them, with an emphasis on distance learning. By combining...

2014-01-20 12:22:47

Nation's top teams competed in 30th annual event MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of practice, more than 4,000 of the country's top college cheerleaders and dancers from 192 teams competed this weekend in the College Cheer and Dance Team National Championships, produced by the Universal Cheerleaders Association and the Universal Dance Association, two of the Varsity brands. The prestigious championships, showcasing the country's best college cheerleaders,...

Pompeii Foodies Ate Giraffe
2014-01-02 15:35:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archeologists from the University of Cincinnati working in and around Pompeii will be presenting new details this week on what citizens of the ancient Roman city typically ate, which included such exotic fare like giraffe. UC researchers have been working for over a decade to uncover an area that includes 10 separate building plots and 20 shop fronts, most of which served food and beverages. By analyzing preserved food waste from the...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.