September 5, 2012Helping stroke patients keep their balance
Alexander Aruin has developed an inexpensive, simple way to help stroke patients keep their balance.
August 22, 2012Lots of back-to-school smiles at Children’s Hospital health fair
Happy kids – and happier parents – filled the Outpatient Care Center for the annual back-to-school health fair sponsored by the Children’s Hospital University of Illinois Aug. 4.
July 19, 2012Lift and Shift: Shoe Insole Helps Stroke Patients Relearn Balance
A simple shoe insole can help stroke patients learn to rebalance their body weight and avoid dangerous falls.
July 11, 2012UIC’s helping hands put Higgs particle within scientists’ grasp
You can’t see it, but information gleaned from trillions of smashed atoms suggests it’s really there: the elusive subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, deemed essential to the physical workings of our universe. UIC physicists are part of this international scientific search.
June 27, 2012Gap Funding Helps UIC Professors Commercialize Discoveries
Four technologies being developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have been awarded the first UIC proof-of-concept gap funding grants, designed to help UIC faculty transition their inventions from the laboratory to the marketplace.
June 21, 2012UIC Chemist Explores Nanotechnology in Search of Cheaper Solar Cells
Luke Hanley, professor and head of chemistry, received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sun exposure to produce electricity.
June 21, 2012UIC Bioengineering Students Win Whitaker International Study Grants
Two University of Illinois at Chicago students and one recent UIC graduate have been awarded funds from the Whitaker International Program to study abroad during the coming academic year.
June 5, 2012Kinks, Bends & Repairs: DNA-Bending Protein Studied
Physics professor Anjum Ansari hopes to find how certain proteins can diffuse along DNA strands to search for damaged sites. Her work is funded through a five-year, $1.14 million National Science Foundation grant.
April 20, 2012Mathematician Gets CAREER Award for Diverse Model Connections Study
Mathematician Irina Nenciu has taken on the challenge of analyzing connections among complicated mathematical equations and techniques — hoping to find improved ways to mathematically analyze real-world problems ranging from the economy to the bunching-up of city buses during rush-hour.
April 10, 2012UIC Engineer Tackles Nanoscale Computing Challenges
Wenjing Rao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has won a five-year, $450,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career award she will use to explore new ways to test nanotransistors made from novel materials.