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The men and women who serve in our military, and their families,  face a variety of challenges and changes in their lives, during active duty time and after service members return from deployment and reintegrate back into more normal routines.

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters now has the police report in the fatal shooting of a motorist by a UC officer. It's the video of the incident that is causing some controversy and the prosecutor says he's not going to release it.


You don’t have to be a fan of cable news shows to know liberals and conservatives have very different ways of looking at the world. Now findings from three separate studies link a person’s political ideology and their self-control performance, with conservatives demonstrating greater self-control than liberals. 

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The University of Cincinnati calls its research on smart windows which simultaneously controls shade and privacy electronically at a low-cost "breakthrough." 

The patent-pending research from UC and its partners, Hewlett Packard and EMD/Merck Research Labs, is a roll-on coating made up of a honeycomb of electrodes.

Many celebrities began somewhere else before taking a sharp turn into the big time, much like Rajiv Satyal. From University of Cincinnati engineer and P&G marketer to worldwide comedian, he joins us today to discuss his true roots in comedy.

Innovation is critical to the success of a business, or an individual, coming up with a new product, service, method or procedure. And we’'ve all heard the cliché regarding innovation, that it requires thinking outside the box.

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First, an elementary lesson in solvents. They are used in a lot of things including drugs, tires, plastics and more. Most people believe solvents are necessary to mix certain chemical elements together.

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A University of Cincinnati researcher, studying the safety of hookah steam stones, has found residues of toxic metals in simulated smoking scenarios.

Over the last several years education and business leaders have been increasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs, or STEM, in schools. Technical skills will be required in 80% of all jobs in the next decade.


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May 11, 2015
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As part of the University of Cincinnati's Research Week, a friendly little "Shark Tank" competition brought out the brilliant and innovative scientists from UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Lee Hay is joined by Laurie Wilson from UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning to talk about the upcoming 64th DAAP Fashion Show and DAAPworks' Exhibit.

  A professor from University of Cincinnati Blue Ash took an appeal in a murder trial all the way to Ohio Supreme Court, and won. Wendy Calaway is a practicing attorney and a professor in the Behavioral Science Department at UC Blue Ash, where she teaches criminal justice, criminology and corrections courses.

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Seeing is believing for University of Cincinnati psychology graduate students who are using eye-tracking devices to study behavior.

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical commonly found in food and beverage packaging. Several studies have linked BPA to neurological defects, diabetes, breast and prostate cancer, but the Food and Drug Administration has determined BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in food. In 2012, the FDA, did, however, ban the use of BPA-based materials in baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula packaging. We look at the latest research on the dangers of BPA with Dr. Scott Belcher, University of Cincinnati associate professor of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics. A research team led by Dr. Belcher recently conducted a study of BPA.

Anne Arenstein welcomes in two guests to discuss a fascinating new exhibit at UC’s Phillip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery inside the Steger Student Life Center. Jennifer Latessa and Dr. David Edelman from DAAP talk about In the Public Interest: The Life and Work of Regional Planning Pioneer Ladislas Segoe, on display through March 31.

University of Cincinnati  Assistant Professor Steve Matter and three undergraduate students traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains to study the effect of climate change on the Rocky Mountain Apollo butterfly. He stopped by our studio to share stories and insights from that research trip with the Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard.

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The University of Cincinnati says it's the first public university in the United States to bring a Green Bond to market. The first-ever higher education green bond was offered by MIT in September.

The Ohio Innocence Project says a Cleveland man has been exonerated after 39 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

Following a 2-day hearing in a Cuyahoga County courtroom, the star witness in the case against Ricky Jackson admitted to lying during the original trial.  Jackson was convicted in 1975 along with two other men based on the eyewitness testimony of then 12-year-old Eddie Vernon.  On Tuesday, Vernon recanted his story, saying he testified to seeing the murder in order to please others. 

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, thousands of Berliners from both East and West climbed over the wall, others went through the border crossing, still others began to physically chip away at the wall that had divided East and West since 1961. Joining us to discuss the historic event, and its impact on world politics, is former U.S. Ambassador to NATO William Howard Taft, IV, and Richard E. Schade, professor emeritus of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

William Howard Taft, IV and Herbert Quelle, consul general, Federal Republic of Germany, will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Sunday, November 9, for a program commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Center has been home to a section of the Berlin Wall since 2010, in view of the Ohio River. Click here for information on the free event, or to RSVP call 513-333-7739.

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North College Hill's David Puckett knows what it's like to suffer from reflux disease. For five years he was on medicine to prevent mouthfuls of stomach juices from coming up and interfering with his daily life. He also had to watch what he ate and when he ate it.

Then David heard about a new device called LINX.

The titanium beads allow patients to swallow food but they tighten around the esophagus to prevent the acid from coming back up.  Here's how the outpatient procedure works:

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The University of Cincinnati is marking the 100th anniversary of its mascot.

The 'Bearcat' was born during a football game on Oct. 31, 1914 by a cheerleader encouraging the crowd to get behind fullback Leonard “Teddy” Baehr.

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A camera and a computer may be all it takes to scientifically map earth formations.

Using a regular camera with Agisoft Photoscan software UC Geology Professor Dylan Ward pitched his tent at the bottom of a cliff near Ferron, Utah in May and began clicking away. He took 900 digital images at the base and once back in Cincinnati loaded them into the computer.

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University of Cincinnati graduate student Nate Wessel spent six months painstakingly mapping out bike paths in Greater Cincinnati and everything in between including bike shops, public transportation hubs, water fountains and grocery stores. He also has illustrated the changes in elevation.

The glossy new map is being distributed free at local coffee shops and bike stores around the city. It is also viewable online

  The elevator video of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancé and the outcry it generated has once again brought the all-too-common problem of domestic violence into the spotlight. One in four women in the United States will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetime. Physical and sexual attacks are often involved, but intimidation, emotional abuse and controlling behavior are all forms of domestic violence.

  While all eyes in the fashion industry were recently focused on New York, London and Milan as each city held its Fashion Week, you don’'t have to look farther than Greater Cincinnati to see a vibrant and growing fashion industry. Over the last decade, local designers and clothing stylists have been finding success selling their lines both here and nationally.

It's still five years away from human clinical trials, but at least in mice, a new antibody injection has seemingly suppressed allergic reactions to food.

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Note: This originally aired on July 31, 2013.

Scientists are just beginning to learn how the body’s hormones are programmed to melt away fat. More hormones in combination with minor surgery may be the solution for the obese. 


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They may not admit it, but plenty of people surf the web while at work. Yes, it can be a time-waster, but if done right and limited to about 10 minutes, University of Cincinnati researcher Sung Doo Kim says it has benefits for both the employee and the company.

Benefits:

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