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Hot-Topic Headlines: UC Earning Remarkable Research Press


Throughout the month of July, UC research has earned international headlines regarding hot-button topics like weight loss, improving memory function and concentration, and preventing athletic injuries – covered by The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and more.

Date: 7/21/2008 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Design by Danny Kidd

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Research at the University of Cincinnati never takes a vacation or slows for the summer.

That’s likely why UC earned impressive coverage of its research efforts during the past month,including attention from 

Headlines

  • ABC Science Online
  • CNN
  • Discover magazine
  • Discovery News
  • MSNBC
  • Newsweek
  • Reuters
  • Science Daily
  • Science magazine
  • Scientific American
  • Smithsonian
  • United Press International 
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • The Wall Street Journal

In addition, a large number of specialty media – Health Behavior News Service, HealthDay News, MedPage Today, Modern Medicine, Natural News.com, Nursing Times, OBG Management – and even outlets as far away as Australia, Bulgaria, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and the United Kingdom provided coverage to UC research.

It’s coverage that underscores the university’s standing among the nation’s top research universities in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation. And why 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.

UC’s latest round of research coverage exemplifies the reach, scope and depth of the universities research efforts, which touch upon every facet of daily life, work and health, including athletic injuries, the dangers of certain plastic containers when exposed to hot liquids, improved lung-cancer surgeries, memory loss, obesity among children and osteoarthritis.  

The research represented by July’s headlines include

  • Discovery Channel of Canada provided coverage of UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences research that has turned up evidence in Ohio and Indiana supporting a theory that a giant asteroid or comet exploded over Canada at the end of the last Ice Age. This discovery also received attention from local, regional and national media like Fox News and United Press International as well as outlets as far away as Asia.
  • Discovery News featured research by UC’s College of Allied Health Sciences showing that lack of sleep alters brain functioning to such an extent that it can be heard in the way a person speaks. In fact, sleep-deprived individuals sound almost drunk.
  • MSNBC reported on UC College of Nursing research regarding patient safety.
  • Newsweek provided coverage of UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences research regarding the improvement of concentration on sustained tasks. 
  • Scientific American reported on UC College of Medicine research indicating that a drug already on the market for an unrelated condition may eventually be usable to treat a form of mental retardation linked to autism.
  • Smithsonian provided coverage on UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences research indicating domestication of an ancient sunflower plant in Mexico at a much earlier date than previously thought. Early humans likely cultivated the plants for food and later for medicines and ritual use.
  • U.S. News & World Report provided coverage of UC research regarding the effectiveness of workplace fitness and wellness programs. Also reporting on this  research: Discover magazine and United Press International, as well as news media as far away as Asia and Europe.

 The research headlines earned by UC during this summer are part of continuing international, national, regional and local coverage earned by the university throughout the academic year.

View past research headlines at the following links