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2:28 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

UC study may help treat diabetes, fibromyalgia

That old saying, "you hit a nerve" may have to go out the proverbial window.

A researcher at the University of Cincinnati has proved something called Merkel cells are what actually allow us to sense touch.

Pain researcher Jianguo Gu made the discovery by studying hair follicles in rat whiskers.

The results could help doctors treat or prevent diabetes, fibromyalgia and certain pathological conditions.

The study's findings are published in the April 15 edition of the scientific journal, Cell.

Local News
9:37 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Bill Clinton to headline Ohio Democratic dinner

Credit wikipedia.org

The Ohio Democratic Party has landed former President Bill Clinton to be the featured speaker at its annual Legacy Dinner in June, just as the statewide campaigns are going into full swing.

The fundraising event will be on Friday, June 13 in Columbus. Party leaders are hoping the presence of Clinton will fire up the party faithful for a fall campaign where they have the daunting task of trying to win back all the statewide offices, from governor on down.

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Environment
4:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Long road ahead to restore Oak Glen Nature Preserve following oil spill

Stewardship Manager Bob Mason pulls a rock from the contaminated creek and checks it for oil.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

It was late evening on March 17 when neighbors reported smelling diesel near the Oak Glen Nature Preserve in Colerain Township. An underground pipeline run by a Sunoco subsidiary had ruptured and oil was oozing down a hillside creek, collecting in a pond and threatening to seep into the Great Miami River.

A month later, you can still see oil ringing trees like high-water marks.

Great Parks of Hamilton County spokeswoman Jennifer Sivak says, "you can still smell the oil."

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Death and Dying
4:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Death and Dying Part 2: End of life decisions for the "oldest old"

There’s a growing interest in the Cincinnati area and across the country in how we die, especially how the medical profession cares for elderly people in the last phase of their lives.

Too Many Pills

Elderly patients with chronic diseases or terminal conditions often have an assortment of drugs they are directed to take each day.

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Same-sex
11:50 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Cincinnati same-sex couples plan to test judge's ruling

The out-of-state marriages for these four couples, who sued on behalf of the birth certificates of their children, will be recognized.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Federal Judge Timothy Black ruled as he said he was going to, striking down a portion of Ohio's gay marriage ban that blocks recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states. (there is a stay on the order except for the four couples involved. Attorney Al Gerhardstein says the earliest the stay would be lifted is Wednesday.)

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