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The World’s Cities Could Be Quieter With Help Of UC Discoveries
2012-08-14 12:41:16

University of Cincinnati innovations on reducing the noise of the nation´s most sophisticated military aircraft will be presented at an international conference in New York. They´re sleek. They´re fast. They´re powerful. And, they are deafening. Furthermore, those Top Gun military jets need to be up in the air in the wee hours — over land — to simulate their landings on aircraft carriers. But innovations out of the University of Cincinnati´s Gas...

Asthma Risk In Infants Increase With Mold Exposure
2012-08-03 12:20:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One in 10. This is the number of children who suffer from asthma. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) recently found that infants who are exposed to certain molds during their infancy are more likely to have a higher risk for asthma. In the past, scientists were not sure which environmental factors affected the risk of developing asthma. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, asthma is caused by the...

Ancient Mayan Dam Uncovered In Central America
2012-07-18 04:41:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An ancient dam built by the Maya of Central America was discovered during recent excavations, sediment coring and mapping by a team led by the University of Cincinnati at the pre-Columbian city of Tikal. That dam — constructed from cut stone, rubble and earth — stretched more than 260 feet in length, stood about 33 feet high and held about 20 million gallons of water in a man-made reservoir. Research sheds light on how...

2012-07-16 14:02:10

In a collaboration among researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, burn and skin specialists have shown that use of a pulsed-dye laser tool improves the appearance, texture and elasticity of burn scars. The study, published online ahead of print in the journal Dermatological Surgery, compared the use of the pulsed-dye laser and compression therapy on scars against compression therapy...

New Developments In Autism Research
2012-07-03 07:25:16

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 1 in 88 children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With these shocking statistics, more and more research has been conducted on the disorder. Two notable findings were recently announced by a group of researchers from University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the University of...

2012-06-11 19:00:10

Results of a new study are based on in-depth interviews with couples in heterosexual marriages as well as gay and lesbian partnerships. Women bear the brunt of being the health police in heterosexual marriages, but gay and lesbian couples are more likely to mutually influence each other´s health habits — for better or for worse. The findings are reported in the June issue of the journal, “Social Science & Medicine.” Researchers Corinne Reczek, a University of...

Student Design Improves Pill Bottle For Blind, Visually Impaired
2012-05-22 08:32:12

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Ralph Waldo Emerson, a leader of the Transcendentalist movement, once said “Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley.” Two students from the University of Cincinnati have done just that; they recently applied for a provisional patent on the design and prototype of a prescription-medicine pill bottle that would help people who are blind and visually impaired. The design has universal appeal...

2012-05-22 02:50:34

New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) points to the naturally produced protein apolipoprotein A-IV (apoA-IV) as a potential target for a new diabetes therapeutic. Patrick Tso, PhD, professor in the UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has published research on the ability of apoA-IV to reduce blood sugar levels and enhance insulin secretion. The results appear the week of May 21, 2012, in the online early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2012-05-03 18:49:35

At one University of Cincinnati laboratory, the phrase “battle of the sexes” is taking on new meaning, with implications for our understanding of evolution. In a paper published Thursday, May 3, in the journal Evolution, University of Cincinnati graduate student Karl Grieshop and Michal Polak, associate professor of biological sciences at UC, examine the role of genital spines in the reproductive success of a species of fruit fly. Their investigation identifies the specific...

2012-04-23 20:45:31

The findings will be presented at the annual conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. A research partnership represented by the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children´s Hospital Medical Center and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Center for Organization Development (NCOD) is examining factors predicting the turnover of senior executives in the federal workplace. It´s an area that has not been widely researched, yet it can...