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Research + Innovation


University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are two of the nation's leading institutions for research into the life sciences, as their physicians and researchers seek new, promising ways to diagnose and treat cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as break new ground in the understanding of more exotic diseases. Entrepreneurs are pushing the medical boundaries at BIOSTART, a life sciences startup center that has helped 
clients generate $180 million in grant, research contract and equity investments.

Research + Innovation Features

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My Soapbox: James Fisher, Roadtrippers

Learn how — and why — Roadtrippers got its start in Cincinnati and what’s on the horizon for the Over-the-Rhine-based startup that helps travelers find off-the-beaten path gems.  

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My Soapbox: Joe Sprengard, General Nano

As General Nano prepares to graduate from the HCDC Business Center, we sat down with CEO Joe Sprengard to find out how the company got its start and what's on the horizon for this company making big business out of a small product.

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How local is your beer? Craft brewers increasingly employ seasonal, regionally grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Yet that's changing as brewers tap into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients.

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Our Harvest: Growing a new type of food business

Cincinnati’s Our Harvest Cooperative, the first union worker-owned food cooperative in the U.S., is focused on sustaining not only the environment, but also living-wage jobs for farmers.  

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Co-working options grow thanks to Cincinnati's expanding pool of independent professionals

Co-working has had a foothold in Cincinnati for many years, and the options for workers looking for collaborative office space have continued to grow. Here are 6 co-working shops for independent workers who still want to drink from the proverbial water cooler.
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Research + Innovation Videos

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People's Liberty

The application deadline for People's Liberty's two $100,000 Haile Fellowships is next week. Learn more about these innovative grants.

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Heartbeat music therapy helps parents cope with loss of kids

Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Brian Schreck records heartbeats of criticlly ill patients and incorporates them into songs to help families cope with the loss of their child.

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Newport Aquarium's Sweet Pea delivers a shark ray pup

In an historic biological achievement, Newport Aquarium announced Wednesday that Sweet Pea, the first documented shark ray to breed in a controlled environment, gave birth to seven pups.

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Preview: Lumenocity

This weekend, something magical happens at Music Hall to celebrate the arrival of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra music director Louis Langree. It's a free concert in Washington Park. Plus a whole lot more. Take a peek. Video courtesy Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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Random Snacks of Kindness

Every summer, ArtWorks Cincinnati unleases a fleet of young art apprentices into the city—they build murals, create theater scenery and spread public art across the region. This year's projects include Random Snacks of Kindness, a new kind of entrepreneurial training program that quite literally feeds the work of non-profits. Video courtesy Golden Hour Moving Pictures.
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