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UC Makerspace to host Maker Evenings, open house

October 2, 2023

Calling all makers and doers! The University of Cincinnati Ground Floor Makerspace, located in the 1819 Innovation Hub, is hosting a series of events to foster creativity and innovation for the UC community and beyond. On Oct. 9, Makerspace staff will host an Open House and Club Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Then, from Oct. 10-14 from 5 to 7 p.m., they’ll offer Maker Evenings, with multiple make-and-take workshops each night.


Venture Lab startup seeks to revolutionize physical therapy

September 20, 2023

When Abby McInturf was a University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) student on her way to a degree in industrial design, she studied ways to enhance human health through better design. Her research and experiences in the UC Venture Lab led her, shortly after graduation, to found a company called Band Connect that improves physical therapy rehabilitation for a host of musculoskeletal injuries.


How a UC technology transformed the marketplace for ready-to-eat meals

September 19, 2023

While employed at the University of Cincinnati as a professor of mechanical engineering, William Kuhn, PhD, had an idea for a compact, flameless heater that could be enclosed in pre-packaged meals to safely cook them. The device transformed the meals, ready to eat landscape through a simple process involving salt water and a magnesium-iron alloy.


Venture Lab company aims to transform treatment of breast cancer

September 19, 2023

Ask someone what life-changing scientific breakthrough they might want to be remembered for, and it’s a fair bet they’ll say “Curing cancer.” RNA Nanotherapeutics is bringing that answer a step closer, thanks to the research of Xiaoting Zhang, the John and Gladys Strauss Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and director of the Breast Cancer Research Program of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Cancer Biology. UC’s Venture Lab helped him launch a discovery that could transform the treatment of breast cancer.


UC-developed pancreatic cancer model yields significant discoveries

September 19, 2023

While at the University of Cincinnati, Andrew Lowy developed a mouse strain called Pdx-cre that leads to excision of DNA specifically in pancreatic tissue, allowing for the turning on and off of genes that drive the development and progression of pancreatic cancer.


UC chemist’s 1980s research enabled lifesaving diagnostics

September 18, 2023

Everything starts with an idea, and the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub makes sure that good ideas make a difference in the world. One example is the work of Edward Deutsch, PhD, around the radioisotope Technetium-99m, which, with assistance from UC’s Tech Transfer program, have made Tc99m the most commonly used medical radioisotope in the world, a part of over 20 million diagnostic procedures annually.


UC pathologist designs rapid technique for small biopsies

September 14, 2023

Paul Lee, assistant professor of clinical pathology in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has designed a rapid technique for small biopsies that could lead to quicker results for not only cancer diagnoses but also assist with transplant-related analyses.


UC Makerspace jump-starts fall semester with 3 weeks of workshops

August 17, 2023

The University of Cincinnati’s 2023-24 academic year is about to begin, and the UC Ground Floor Makerspace is jump-starting the fall semester with the facility’s most popular hands-on programs, including woodshop, laser cutting, metalshop and benchtop CNC.


UC’s AI innovations at work

August 7, 2023

Here at the University of Cincinnati, researchers are employing AI to gather and analyze data, to better understand human behavior and to create simulations for improved predictions. They also are seeking to improve AI decision-making, and they’re creating programs to help students and faculty harness AI for good.