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UC is earning national and international headlines. In May 2008, the university’s research efforts were recognized in the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Reuters, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report and more.

Date: 5/30/2008 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Design by Danny Kidd

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The University of Cincinnati stands among the nation’s top research universities in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation.

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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.

Throughout May 2008, UC research efforts have earned outstanding press coverage and headlines both nationally and internationally. These headlines include outlets like

  • Bloomberg News
  • Discovery Channel
  • Los Angeles Times
  • National Geographic
  • New Scientist
  • Reuters
  • Science Magazine
  • United Press International
  • USA Today
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Washington Post

Publications as far away as Australia, Estonia, India and the United Kingdom carried news of UC breakthroughs as did regional outlets like Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch and The Indianapolis Star along with dozens of prestigious specialty media like The Journal of Pediatrics, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and Science Daily.

May’s tally of UC research stories was wide ranging in both scope and prominence and included coverage of university research studies regarding

  • The coming shortage of geriatricians;
  • Electrical stimulation of wrist and finger movement for chronic stroke sufferers;
  • Emotional issues following weight-loss surgery;
  • The increased incidence of certain knee injuries among young, female athletes;
  • The long-term health risks of some popular diets;
  • Pain relief for fibromyalgia sufferers;
  • A particular genetic variant found primarily in African Americans that can help protect against damage from heart disease;
  • Potential dangers of certain plastic bottles;
  • A potential viral therapy weapon against cancer;
  • Water quality indicators.

Below is a sampling of the university’s research that received regional, national and global applause in the last month.

  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution ran coverage of UC stroke research.
  • The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post and other international media featured a longitudinal study by UC that followed lead-exposed children from birth into adulthood, finding that even relatively low levels of lead permanently damage the brain.
  • National Geographic, United Press International and many other global media featured UC research regarding the global origins of sunflower farming, which emerged much earlier and in a different region than previously thought – more than 4,600 years ago in Mexico.
  • National Geographic ADVENTURE also included research from the university regarding why certain songs get stuck in our heads.
  • Reuters featured a study, in which university faculty collaborated, showing that teens with elevated blood pressure can lower it by following a prescribed diet.
  • United Press International covered UC research showing that stroke patients who also suffered seizures were more likely to die than stroke patients without seizures.
  • U.S. News & World Report reported on UC-led research on the many factors affecting outcomes for liver-transplant success.