UC prof’s work used in renewable energy system

Research by a University of Cincinnati microbiologist has been used by AZO CleanTech to develop an eco-friendly, economical and large-scale system for storing renewable energy. Annette Rowe, assistant professor of biology in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, identified genes in one type of bacteria responsible for taking electrons into its metabolism and using the energy to fix carbon—an ideal way to make carbon-neutral biofuel.

Cincinnati Children’s is leading new vaccine trial

Current COVID vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness and death. However, they can’t promise prevention of early stages of COVID-19, which get into the nose and can cause upper respiratory issues. Cincinnati Children’s will lead a trial on a new vaccine that can be issued through the nose and has the potential to prevent the very earliest effects of the virus.

Cincy police make first-ever drone-assisted arrest

Drone technology has become a smaller, more maneuverable answer to the traditional police helicopter. Cincinnati police located a suspect who had eluded them on foot and was hiding on a rooftop, making their first-ever drone-assisted arrest.

Miami U alumni companies make Inc.’s list

More than a dozen Miami University alumni have either founded or currently lead companies that made the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. According to Inc., the companies that made the list have a median growth of 167 percent, a combined revenue of nearly $250 million and have added more than 2.5 million jobs between them.

GoSun launches crowdfunding campaign

The outdoor recreation industry is ripe for investment, says GoSun, a company that makes solar appliances. The startup is now raising capital via equity crowdfunding to expand its operations.