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2013-11-19 12:55:26

UC research examines whether prison inmates with military backgrounds are more likely to misbehave. The military lifestyle can be one of extremes: the orderliness of regimen and obedience juxtaposed with the chaos of danger and violence. But is that lifestyle a help or a hindrance when individuals with military backgrounds must face similar extremes in the much different context of prison? It's an interesting question to consider as thousands of men and women return home from duty...

CyberDeviance In Teenagers Peaks By The Age Of 18: Survey
2013-11-19 07:43:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Cyberdeviance and cybercrime activity among teenagers appears to begin around the age of 15 and peak at about the age of 18, a pattern seen with other types of misdemeanors and criminal offenses, according to a snapshot survey by researchers at the University of Cincinnati. However, these tech-savvy teens are often more curious than criminal, the researchers said. The survey involved 274 university students with both...

2013-11-14 13:27:10

Research on brain-computer interface will be presented at the International Human-Centered Robotics Symposium, and UC's work to pioneer a human-centered robotics curriculum will be discussed. If you think with the release of every new i-device the world is getting closer to thought-controlled smart tech and robotic personal assistants, you might be right. And thanks in part to work led by the University of Cincinnati's Anca Ralescu, we may be even closer than you realize. Professor...

Exoskeleton Could Benefit Elderly Patients, Stroke Patients And Paraplegics
2013-11-12 12:08:48

[ Watch The Video: Exoskeleton Animation ] University of Cincinnati Researchers are studying human movement as they work on creating an exoskeleton to benefit elderly patients, stroke patients and paraplegics. What if certain patients could get a bionic pick-up without undergoing the pain and lengthy recovery of surgery? University of Cincinnati researchers are working on just that idea, with the start of an exoskeleton to support people who – through age or injury – are...

2013-11-05 10:43:17

University of Cincinnati research shows how Web-based, at-home interventions can help mothers address behaviors known to protect against childhood obesity. University of Cincinnati research explains how motherly influence could be even more effective when supported by Web-based parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral student at UC and current assistant professor in the University of Alabama's Health Science Department, hopes his research can better prepare moms to...

Playing Out Medical Experiences Promotes Emotional Healing In Children Battling Serious Illnesses
2013-11-05 10:34:34

University of Cincinnati New research finds that chronically ill children celebrate a successful recovery. It’s through their imaginative play with medically themed toys. Laura Nabors, an associate professor of human services in the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), will present new research on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 141st Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston. The project primarily...

2013-10-29 11:14:23

Using computer technology to map patterns of land cover reveals types of landscapes and holds applications for numerous fields in research and planning. University of Cincinnati researchers are blending technology with tradition, as they discover new and improved methods for mapping landscapes. The research is newly published in the Journal of Applied Geography (Vol. 45, December 2013) by UC authors Jacek Niesterowicz, a doctoral student in the geography department, and Professor Tomasz...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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