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Just as we are digesting new developments on food allergies, others come out. Headlines include, "Milk Is Overtaking Nuts As Top Food Allergy Threat." And "Congress Makes Sesame Ninth Major Food Allergen." With so much to keep track of, The National Academy of Sciences is recommending current labeling be replaced. One University of Cincinnati researcher has information that may help.

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There is no "direct evidence" linking the death of a University of Cincinnati college student to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, an official said Friday afternoon.

Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco said a lot of speculation and misinformation on social media about the death of 21-year-old John Foley is not true. 

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It was a daunting task: How do you take 20 minutes of silent game film, and turn it into a two-hour rebroadcast of the University of Cincinnati's 1961 NCAA basketball championship victory over defending national champs Ohio State?


University of Cincinnati researchers say for the first time they have a visual correlation between the severity of COVID-19 in the lungs and the effect on patients' brains. This early indicator could be key in preventing such neurological problems like stroke.

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The Cincinnati Zoo Wednesday euthanized its aging binturong, "Lucy the Bearcat."

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A team of University of Cincinnati engineering students is helping Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea become reality. But the project has temporarily shifted focus from vehicle design to creation of a tunnel boring machine. This is necessary to put the Hyperloop underground.

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The University of Cincinnati, Miami and Xavier all say they intend to be on campus this fall.

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A University of Cincinnati Professor is one of 100 religious voices chosen to write a letter to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and members of the 117th Congress to promote peace. The tradition began with the 2016 election of President Trump.

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A researcher at the University of Cincinnati is studying whether electrical stimulation of the spinal cord can be helpful in treating certain psychiatric conditions, like depression. Francisco Romo-Nava, MD calls his research "neuroscience of the body in psychiatric disorders."

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Most tests for cancer are invasive, involving biopsies and nerve-wracking waits. A University of Cincinnati assistant professor is behind a new device that can detect cancer quickly using blood or saliva.

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Chemicals known as PFAS were, until a few years ago, commonly used in carpets, clothing, Teflon and water-resistant items — they also contaminated local water supplies in some places and can now be found in the blood of nearly all people, the EPA says. While some exposure to PFAS can leave people relatively unscathed, concentrated levels of it can cause serious health problems. That's why the University of Cincinnati is delving into the issue at its inaugural Environmental Justice and Advocacy Symposium this week.


Catching pancreatic cancer early improves survival chances. University of Cincinnati researchers wanted to know if administering chemo before surgery in stage I and II patients, in addition to after, would lengthen survival.

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What do the lizard's tail, prairie mimosa and the lance-leaf buckthorn have in common? They are all plants UC Biologist Denis Conover has identified as part of the latest Cincinnati plant survey. He says there have been some pretty dramatic changes since the first such survey in the mid-1800s.


Rebuilding trust in the democratic process will not be quick, and panelists at the University of Cincinnati on Friday afternoon agree the time to do it is not during an election.

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The University of Cincinnati wants to enroll 4,000 people in a nationwide study looking at the effects of COVID-19 on communities." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">The Community Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Study, or COMPASS, is being conducted by an arm of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). It looks to enroll 66,000 participants.

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In what may be the most sophisticated real-time monitoring of groundwater, University of Cincinnati researchers are studying changes in water quality, vegetation and greenhouses gases in the Great Miami River Watershed.

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COVID-19 infections are hitting rural communities especially hard. A team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that in parts of the country where the virus is surging, residents in rural communities are dying at higher rates than those in urban areas.

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University of Cincinnati researchers are starting a clinical trial to determine if they can detect brain cancer in spinal fluid. This kind of a test, called a "liquid biopsy," appears to be more accurate than MRIs which sometimes prompt unnecessary surgery.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation has hired University of Cincinnati researchers and two consulting firms to study the economic impact of investing in technology to spur drone testing and deployment. The area of interest is along I-71 from Cincinnati to Cleveland.

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A Phase 2 clinical trial is getting underway at UC and nearly 20 other sites across the U.S. to determine the safety and efficacy of the drug razuprotafib in treating COVID-19 patients. Researchers say this drug could possibly prevent "long-haulers syndrome."

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To Kill a Mockingbird has remained one of Americans' most beloved novels since its release in 1960, but its author, Harper Lee, produced only one other book, Go Set a Watchman, which was supposed to have been released after her death.

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A University of Cincinnati researcher finds cancer patients undergoing a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy one to three months before a COVID-19 diagnosis have a greater risk of death than patients who haven't undergone cancer treatment in the past year.

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During a City Council meeting Tuesday, the City Manager's Office said it wants to partner up with Cincinnati Public Schools in order to promote the Safe and Healthy Schools Program. The program allows for temporary school facilities to operate around the city in order to provide safe in-person instruction. However, Assistant City Manager John Juech said they haven’t heard back from CPS.


A study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati finds energy efficiency disparities in Cincinnati's multifamily housing stock. The city of Cincinnati's Office of Environment and Sustainability will use the findings to inform policy.

Colleges are preparing for a new school year that will be like no other.

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In the last decade, the number of abortions in Ohio has decreased by about 7,000 a year, according to statistics from the Ohio Department of Health. A University of Cincinnati researcher is trying to understand the impact of abortion regulations in Ohio and thinks the drop in abortions could be one.

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As other countries try to influence Americans' votes - and political analysts say they will - Ohio will likely be one of the top states on the list to disrupt and undermine. University of Cincinnati researchers want to bring legitimacy back into the election process and say they have a plan.


A UC astrobiologist is now playing an important role in  NASA's Mars 2020 Mission. The launch could come as early as Thursday and its payload - the Perseverance Rover - will look for signs of ancient life and collect rock samples for future study.


Before the Reds open the delayed 2020 baseball season, WVXU will repeat its production of Rod Serling's Reds baseball comedy, O'Toole From Moscow, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.

Written during the Cold War, Serling's O'Toole From Moscow is about confusion between Russians and the Reds which results in a Soviet Union embassy staffer playing outfield for the Cincinnati baseball club.

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Elise Jesse, the Oak Hills High School and Mount St. Joseph University alum, is leaving her hometown sports reporting job at WLWT-TV.

She's married to Mike Rehfeldt, the former University of Cincinnati basketball director of sports performance who has accepted a similar position at the University of Connecticut.

"I have decided to leave Cincinnati. It's a bittersweet moment, but I know that the next adventure will be amazing," Jesse announced Thursday on Twitter.