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2011-10-12 10:17:28

Two University of Cincinnati researchers will present interdisciplinary research at a national conference on planning and development of communities. Location, location, location — it is often touted as affecting the value of residential property. Now, new University of Cincinnati research suggests that location near nature trails could hold a financial benefit for homeowners and ultimately neighboring communities. University of Cincinnati researchers Rainer vom Hofe, an associate...

2011-10-12 10:14:40

Results of a year-long study by the University of Cincinnati on the physical, economic and aesthetic impact of on-premise signs will be presented at the National Signage Research and Education Conference. Good signage holds benefits for both businesses and their customers. But what qualifies as good signs? Results of a national survey of more than 160 large and small businesses will be presented Oct. 12 at the University of Cincinnati annual National Signage Research and Education...

2011-10-11 13:45:27

University of Cincinnati analysis of a survey of more than 100,000 North American households shows that signage plays a vital role in communicating with consumers, second only to television as a source of new-product information. Businesses looking for a sign on how to prosper in a down economy need look no further than their own indoor and outdoor signage.   That´s because University of Cincinnati analysis of a market research survey of more than 100,000 North American...

2011-09-28 13:57:08

Using something called “inertial microfluidics,” University of Cincinnati researchers are able to safely separate and collect concentrated volumes of fragile prostate cancer cells from small sample batches. This, in turn, enhances research of the disease. At the Oct. 2-6 microTAS 2011 conference, the premier international event for reporting research in microfluidics, nanotechnology and detection technologies for life science and chemistry, University of Cincinnati researchers...

2011-09-26 15:06:21

“Uncle Tom´s Cabin,” the best-selling novel of the 19th century, has had an enduring impact on film and popular culture. In a year when we observe the 200th anniversary of author Harriet Beecher Stowe´s birth, a UC researcher is presenting on the novel´s impact, interpretation and reinterpretation on the silver screen. “Uncle Tom´s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe was the best-selling novel of the 19th century, and almost immediately upon its...

2011-09-08 19:56:48

Although society´s perception might be that surgeons endure greater mental challenges and stress in their work duties than a primary care doctor, new research from experts at the University of Cincinnati shows that this isn´t necessarily the case. Researchers from UC´s departments of public health sciences, neurology, psychology and anthropology used work intensity measurement tools to determine that the level of mental effort and stress within various specialty groups tends...

Only 24% Of College Students Are Getting Adequate Sleep
2011-08-31 05:17:15

  A new study has found that college students could be undermining their own education by not getting enough sleep. The study evaluated the sleeping habits of about 200 undergraduate college students between the ages of 18 and 24 who were not living with a parent or legal guardian.  The University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers included 130 females and 67 males who were mostly first-and-second-year college students. The study surveyed student sleeping habits over a 24-hour...

2011-08-19 02:16:28

Generations of American women have turned to door-to-door sales when a male-dominated workforce and lack of education prevented them from entering the workforce. They were known as the Tupperware Lady or the Avon Lady as they showed off their newest products to the "Lady of the House." New research out of the University of Cincinnati finds it's a strategy that is now bringing success to some women in third world countries facing discrimination in the formal job market. Erynn Masi de Casanova,...

2011-08-08 12:21:25

A new study supports the use of a DNA-based "biomarker" blood test as a complement to the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test currently offered to screen men for prostate cancer. University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers report their findings online ahead of print in the British Journal of Cancer. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of existing published data related to DNA methylation in bodily fluids. The goal was to evaluate a specific cancer biomarker"”known as GSTP1"”as a...

2011-08-04 13:30:25

Infants who live in "moldy" homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7"”an age that children can be accurately diagnosed with the condition. Study results are published in the August issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "Early life exposure to mold seems to play a critical role in childhood asthma development," says Tiina Reponen, PhD, lead study author and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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