research http://wvxu.org en How Smart are Dogs? http://wvxu.org/post/how-smart-are-dogs <p>On the eve of the <strong>Westminster Dog Show</strong>, everyone believes their dog is smart and you may think yours is the smartest ever. Either way, there is no denying the research that dogs do have an innate intelligence. One man has centered his professional life on researching the intelligence of dogs, and he joins Thane Maynard on the phone. <strong>Brian Hare</strong> is a professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, where he founded the <a href="http://evolutionaryanthropology.duke.edu/research/dogs"><strong>Duke Canine Cognition Center</strong></a>. He’s on the phone to discuss his latest book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Genius-Dogs-Smarter-than-Think/dp/0525953191/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1360013073&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=brian+hare"><strong>The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think</strong>.</a></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:31:20 +0000 Thane Maynard 8920 at http://wvxu.org How Smart are Dogs? Fossil and Fragment Geological Research at UC http://wvxu.org/post/fossil-and-fragment-geological-research-uc <p><a href="http://www.uc.edu/orgs/qarg/members/faculty/josh-miller.html"><strong>Dr. Joshua Miller</strong></a> from the<a href="http://www.artsci.uc.edu/collegedepts/geology/"> <strong>University of Cincinnati’s Department of Geology</strong></a> joins Thane Maynard to discuss his work collecting and researching fossils and other historical fragments to better understand the population and geographic movements of earlier cultures. He has traveled to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (AK), Yellowstone National Park (WY), Denali National Park (AK), Isle Royale National Park (MI), the Wind River Mountains (WY), and Amboseli National Park (Kenya) to seek out information on the movements and ecological challenges faced by early man.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:31:15 +0000 Thane Maynard 7639 at http://wvxu.org Fossil and Fragment Geological Research at UC An Advancement in Studying Cancer http://wvxu.org/post/advancement-studying-cancer <p>In this week’s <strong>Focus on Technology</strong>, Ann Thompson reports there’s a new way to study one of the most deadly forms of cancer.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:31:10 +0000 Ann Thompson 6774 at http://wvxu.org An Advancement in Studying Cancer Medicine might one day fend off some ailments of old age http://wvxu.org/post/medicine-might-one-day-fend-some-ailments-old-age <p>The fountain of youth may be closer than you think. A German researcher working at<a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/g/hartmut-geiger/"><strong> Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center</strong></a> appears to have discovered a way to reverse the aging of cells. It won’t make you look any younger but it might make you feel better as Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology.</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 05:31:10 +0000 Ann Thompson 6279 at http://wvxu.org Medicine might one day fend off some ailments of old age Tsetse Fly Research http://wvxu.org/post/tsetse-fly-research <p><a href="http://medicine.yale.edu/labs/aksoy/www/People%20Pages/Josh_Benoit.html"><strong>Joshua Benoit</strong></a> will be an assistant professor of biological sciences at the <strong>University of Cincinnati</strong>, after completing his current work on a research project at <strong>Yale University</strong> involving the<strong> tsetse fly</strong>. He joins Thane Maynard by phone from New Haven to discuss his work in Yale’s Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, his current project, and his upcoming move to UC.</p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 05:32:20 +0000 Thane Maynard 5846 at http://wvxu.org Tsetse Fly Research