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JCPenney unveils new logo designed by UC student

 JC Penny revamped its logo to bring younger and lapsed consumers into its stores. After reviewing many submissions from company associates, design agencies, the University of Cincinnati, and Rhode Island School of Design, JC Penny chose a design by Luke Langhus, a third-year graphic design student at UC. The new logo will be featured at the end of this month and the store will update all packaging and external store signage in the next three years.

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UC Psychology students to present on cheaper textbook alternatives at national conference

 Eleven University of Cincinnati psychology students will present their research on educational technology alternatives to purchasing college textbooks at the national EDUCAUSE Annual meeting in Washington D.C. Their research is a part of the Digital Bookshelf Project, which is an initiative to develop flexible and affordable systems for educational purposes. Students found that free e-textbooks, lower cost print materials, and Wikipedia all provided similar learning support.

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Scientists study hand movements for ADHD clue

 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center partnered with Baltimore's Kenny Krieger Institute for research on children with ADHD. Research found that children's impulsive hand movements control ability may have insight on brain-based differences of the ADHD children. Different studies showed that ADHD children had twice the amount of unintentional extra movements showing that actions and behavior may be unintentional as well.

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Using clot buster for mild stroke could save millions

 Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that the blood-clot dissolving drug (tPA) can help reduce the number of patients left disabled after suffering from strokes, saving $200 million in annual disability costs. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

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A toast to history: 500 years of wine-drinking cups mark social shifts in ancient Greece

How commonly used items - like wine drinking cups - change through time can tell us a lot about those times, according to research presented by Kathleen Lynch, UC associate professor of classics, at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America.

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Famed designer says DAAP one of few design schools not failing their students

Famed designer,Gadi Amit, questions if design schools are failing their students. As Amit reviewed candidate's portfolios to join his growing team, he noticed the lack of quality in student's work. According to Amit, fortunately the one U.S. exception is the University of Cincinnati with "an excellent program and very solid graduates."

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Children's Hospital part of mother's crusade against rare form of muscular dystrophy

Children's Hospital part of mother's crusade against rare form of muscular dystrophy. A mother of two sons with Duhenne Muscular Dystrophy in Middletown, Ohio is an activist for research for a cure. She also helped lobby congress to pass legislation in order to fund research and founded the organization Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. Cincinnati's Children's Hospital is the leading clinical treatment center for Duhenne in the country.

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Future e-readers could be made of paper

With E-books' popularity over hardcover books increasing this past year, engineers at the University of Cincinnati have revealed that paper could be used as a flexible backing for an electronic display. Using paper is a convenient, renewable, flexible, and cheap material that could be used as a platform for electrowetting. Researchers experimented with all sorts of papers, hoping to develop a future device that rolls and feels like paper yet delivers books, news, and video.

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Cincinnati Zoo unveils cougar cubs

The Cincinnati Zoo welcomed two new baby cougars to its nursery. Considered the largest of the small cats, the cougars plan to reach a weight of 140 to 200 pounds. They will also join the zoo's Cat Ambassador Program to prepare for a Night Hunters exhibit planned for May.

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Children's Hospital research may help explain immune system diseases

Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found that the regulatory process for T Cells may help explain and develop cures for immune system diseases. T-cells are a type of white blood cell necessary for the body's defense system against diseases and pathogens. Now educated about the communication between T-cells, scientists have a better understanding to create therapeutic or diagnostic approaches of immune diseases.

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UC neurotrauma team awarded $2.1M to test 'lab on a tube'

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati received a $2.1 million Advanced Technology/Therapeutic Development Award from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop an advanced and improved brain monitor. The role of the design, known as the "small catheter," will monitor the brain of neurological patients and also drain cerebrospinal fluid. This quick and efficient advancement will allow information to be accessible on a single probe in place of using many different devices to gather information.

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CCM grad's music featured in new iPod Touch ad

A new iPod Touch Ad from Apple features music by Chris Olsen, a CCM Jazz Studies graduate, and his band Chappo. The two-member band produces an indie space rock sound using unique instruments and objects.

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UC tech promises best of e-readers, LCDs

The Novel Devices Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati, Gamma Dynamics, DuPont, and Sun Chemicals have developed new technology for LCD screens to produce bright screens with little battery power. The e-Design LCD's can be manufactured easily with readily available equipment and will be available within the next three years.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center named center of excellence for molecular hematology

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has been recognized as a center of Excellence for Molecular Hematology. The hospital received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease to establish a multi-disciplinary center in order to find new gene and cell therapies for inherited diseases affecting blood cells. The medical center is incredibly successful with the ability to claim excellence in basic science, expertise in genetic manipulation, and outstanding cell and gene therapies at a single location.

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Children's Hospital researchers increasing bone marrow transplant success rate

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center discovered information that could lead to a well-targeted therapy, improving the success rate of bone-marrow transplants. Bone-marrow transplants have a history of failing in the past, but this new research reveals a new rationale for successful transplants in the future.

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