Focus on Technology

Wednesday afternoons during Cincinnati Edition, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Ann Thompson reports on the latest trends in technology and their effects on medicine, safety, the environment or entertainment.

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Identifying and treating violent teens

Teens in a new study are getting an fMRI at the UC Center for Imaging Research to determine problem areas in the brain
WVXU

Part of the President’s plan to reduce gun violence focuses on increased mental health services. Ann Thompson, in “Focus on Technology,” reports on Cincinnati efforts to be pro-active, involving a predictive spit test and photographing the brain.

Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri May 31, 2013

3D Laser Scanner aids crash investigators

Cincinnati Police Officer Steven Fox demonstrates the Sokkia Total Station.
WVXU

The faster police clear an accident, the faster you can get moving again. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on new tools increasing the speed and accuracy of documenting police reports.

Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Fighting bed bugs on a molecular level

Bed bug samples in Regina Baucom's lab.
UC

There is disagreement over whether Cincinnati has made much progress in its fight against bed bugs. It still shows up among the top U.S. cities for the bloodsucking arthropods. Right now heat is the most effective way to get rid of them. Chemical treatments are another option. But one University of Cincinnati professor has a possible futuristic solution. Regina Baucom looks to hurt them on a molecular level. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."

Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Brains to boost battery power

A lithium-ion battery

The rush is on for a better battery that will be smaller, hold more power, and charge faster. The Department of Energy announced a new partnership with this challenge: Invent batteries that are five times more powerful and one fifth the price in just five years. The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research or JCESR will gather brain power from five national labs, five universities and industry. Ann Thompson, in "Focus on Technology," reports on what kind of battery you can expect in electronic devices and cars and when.

Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Blood could tell how long brain tumor patients have and how well their treatment is working

Dr. El Mustapha Bahassi, UC Brain Tumor Center
Cindy Starr Mayfield Clinic

The Holy Grail in the brain tumor field, according to Mayfield Clinic neurosurgeon Dr. Ron Warnick, would be a non-invasive test allowing personalized therapy, a way to reliably distinguish if the tumor has grown back, and the ability to make a very specific prognosis. This blood test is still in the research stage. WVXU's Ann Thompson, in "Focus on Technology," reports how it would work and the hope that it carries.

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