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2013-04-10 12:22:03

CINCINNATI, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From a recycling partnership with Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to fresh vegetables, herbs and honey grown on site, Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati is committed to eco-friendly initiatives. The following are just some of the many ways the Cincinnati conference hotel is committed to being the top green lodging destination in the area. Starbucks Recycling Initiative On Feb. 11, the Cincinnati Zoo began...

2013-03-13 12:27:44

Gen Mezinskis and Guest Win Meet-and-Greet & Tickets to Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Courtesy of the Aspen Dental Legendary Moments Sweepstakes SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Cincinnati alumna Gen Mezinskis and a guest won a once-in-a-lifetime Big East experience - a trip to New York City to spend time with Bill Raftery, former Seton Hall coach and CBS and ESPN college basketball analyst, and other legendary college basketball coaches John...

‘Food Deserts’ Identified By New Research Approach
2013-02-15 18:53:51

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Deserts are typically characterized as barren, arid, unforgiving locales that are detrimental to the sustenance of life. Food deserts fit this mold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a food desert is an area that lacks access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk and other foods necessary for the maintenance of a healthy diet. The CDC, along with a new study out of the...

Study Links Lightning Strikes To Headaches
2013-01-24 13:53:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For all the advancements that have been made in the field of medical science, there remain a number of mysteries. For instance, doctors and medical researchers are still trying to understand how headaches occur and, equally important, how they can be prevented and treated. Today, researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) published a study which claims that one cause of headaches could be lightning, yet another...

2013-01-23 08:32:47

DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships, one of the largest representatives of public universities offering online learning in the United States, is collaborating with many of its 40 public university partners to launch a major innovation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a MOOC2Degree. Through this new initiative, the initial course in select online degree programs will be converted into a MOOC. Each MOOC will be the same course with the same academic content,...

2012-12-11 15:58:12

When it comes to four-year college degree attainment, a rising tide lifts all boats. According to research out this week from the University of Cincinnati, higher levels of college-degree attainment in an area boost the employment rate for all in that area. In fact, the least educated receive the biggest boost in terms of spillover effect. For each 10 percent rise in the number of residents with a four-year college degree, the average overall employment rate in United States metropolitan...

Happily Married? Live Longer
2012-11-14 20:25:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Married couples live longer and are able to adapt better to health setbacks, according to researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Cincinnati. The rate of single people is continuing to rise, from 400,000 in 1960 to 7.6 million in 2011, according to U.S. Census data. However, new research indicates being single and willing to mingle forever and always isn't necessarily the best option for your end-goal of...

2012-11-14 15:25:38

A new University of Cincinnati study examines how anxiety sensitivity can thwart the efforts of smokers with asthma to quit smoking. This new direction of research from Alison McLeish, a UC assistant professor of psychology, will be presented on Nov.17, at the 46th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in National Harbor, Md. Anxiety sensitivity, or AS, refers to a person´s chronic fear of anxiety-related symptoms — the belief that...

2012-11-14 15:24:02

University of Cincinnati research is examining the effectiveness of a relationship education program that was created to specifically address the needs of male same-sex couples. Details on the program and the study, led by Sarah Whitton, a UC assistant professor of psychology, will be presented Nov. 17, at the 46th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in National Harbor, Md. Whitton explains that same-sex couples and heterosexual couples...

2012-11-02 14:50:28

A University of Cincinnati (UC) cancer biology team reports breakthrough findings about specific cellular mechanisms that may help overcome endocrine (hormone) therapy-resistance in patients with estrogen-positive breast cancers, combating a widespread problem in effective medical management of the disease. Xiaoting Zhang, PhD, and his colleagues have identified a specific estrogen receptor co-activator–known as MED1–as playing a central role in mediating tamoxifen resistance...