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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...

2012-03-27 01:09:01

University of Cincinnati chemist Edward J. Merino is using metabolic "pollution" to target improved anticancer treatments. Advances in chemotherapy have dramatically improved the outlook for many cancer patients, but the side effects of this treatment are daunting. A new generation of chemotherapy drugs with fewer side effects is the goal of Edward J. Merino, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Cincinnati. Merino will discuss his efforts toward designing these new...

2012-03-27 00:33:29

The negative health effects of early-life exposure to secondhand smoke appear to impact girls more than boys–particularly those with early-life allergic sensitization, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. Epidemiologists with UC´s Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study (CCAAPS), funded by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), found that children exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.