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  Computer-generated virtual environments have been commonly used in training programs for first responders, pilots, and members of the military. But they also have a wide variety of other potential uses, from industry to medicine. Joining us to discuss the educational and practical applications of virtual environments, 3D modeling and virtual reality software are Chris Collins, project manager at the University of Cincinnati Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research; Dr. Michael Richardson, associate professor at the UC Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception;  and Dr. Adam Kiefer, TEAM VR Laboratory director at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center’'s Division of Sports Medicine.

The University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan are joining with Eli Lilly to research ways to treat and reduce chronic pain.

The newly created Midwest Pain Consortium aims to find what causes certain kinds of pain, like fibromyalgia, and seek out new drug and non-pharmaceutical treatments.

According to the Institute of Medicine, chronic pain affects 100 million Americans.

John Brackett, a retired history professor from U.C., has penned his first novel, Suffer the Little Children, a crime tale set in modern day Over the Rhine. He stopped by our studio to talk about this new career and his first book with Barbara Gray.

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Lewis Owen, head of the University of Cincinnati's geology department, deals in very small quantities.

He shows off what important stuff is left of one sample he brought home from the Himalayas. “That’s a little steel disk and on it is just a little smear of sand grains," Owen said.

With the samples he brings home, Owen is trying to map where glaciers used to be , where they've moved and how climate change will affect the world’s future. For a quarter century The University of Cincinnati professor has been making trips to China, Tibet, India and Pakistan.

  The youngest members of the baby boom generation are turning 50, yet they are more active, more youthful, then previous generations that have crossed that milestone. The Live Well Collaborative is a non-profit founded in 2007 by the University of Cincinnati and Procter and Gamble to specialize in research and development of products and services for this large and growing 50-plus market.

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