Track the Latest Headlines Regarding UC Research
UC’s March 7 Showcase highlights the university’s research excellence. Recent world headlines likewise focus a spotlight on UC’s research leadership.
Date: 3/3/2008 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
The University of Cincinnati stands among the nation’s top public research universities in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation.
In addition, The Chronicle of Higher Education lists the university in the most prestigious “very high” category in terms of research activity as reported by the Carnegie Foundation.
Similarly, national news headlines from the last month more than prove UC’s research reach, scope, depth and quality. For instance, in the past month alone, work by UC researchers in science, medicine, law and engineering was reported by news media as prominent as
- The New York Times
- U.S. News & World Report
- USA Today
- Associated Press
- United Press International
In addition to such coverage in the above popular-audience outlets and wire services, prominent specialty publications have likewise covered UC research in the past month, including Scientific American, Environmental Science & Technology, IndustryWeek, Internal Medicine World Report, HealthDay News, Environment News Service, Rx Times, Clinical Technology, USDA News and Chemical & Engineering News.
Following is a selection of the UC research projects that earned world-class recognition in the last month.
- The New York Times featured a UC pediatrics researcher in coverage of drug development related to muscular dystrophy.
- USA Today cited a UC-led study on pharmacy drug errors.
- ABC News reported on research by UC pediatricians related to worries that certain baby products could expose children to chemicals that potentially hurt the children’s reproductive abilities later in life.
- The Washington Post featured a UC pediatrics researcher in reporting a new study showing sugar water, taken orally, eases the pain of infant vaccination.
- The Associated Press reported on increased opportunities for DNA testing in relation to convictions in Ohio. Research by UC law students was credited for contributing to increased reliance on DNA.
- U.S. News & World Report/USA Today/Good Morning America/United Press International all featured research by UC’s Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics suggesting that heating plastic bottles (water bottles, baby bottles and other food and drug packaging) can release a potentially harmful chemical 55 times faster than normal. This research was also carried internationally in outlets like Britain’s Guardian newspaper, The National Post of Canada and Toronto’s Globe and Mail, as well as Environmental Science & Technology.
- United Press International ran news about a new UC medicine study that showed a higher one-year mortality rate for pulmonary fibrosis patients who had a certain kind of white blood cell present in their lungs.
More specialized media coverage that paid tribute to UC research includes
- USDA News published a feature on new UC biology research showing who non-native plants once considered non-threatening to native species are becoming invasive.
- Chemical & Engineering News reported how UC chemists have developed a carbohydrate compound that helps doctors distinguish between a deadly strain of E. coli and a less toxic one. Such a kit would prove extremely useful in outbreak situations because it would tell doctors which patients can go home and which need to be admitted.
- IndustryWeek reported on the results of a UC nursing study showing that workers with moderate to extreme obesity suffered the greatest number of health-related limitations at work.
- Reuters Health featured UC neuroscience research on improved treatment methods for recurring glioblastoma (brain tumor). This research was also covered by Internal Medicine World Report and the Journal of Neurosurgery.
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