March 27, 2012Computer Scientist Drives for Comprehensive Traffic Model
Jakob Eriksson, assistant professor of computer science, hopes he can gather data from unused sensors to create a dynamic regional traffic picture now that he has received a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Award.
March 22, 2012Cell Protein Interactions Favor Fats
Researchers are learning how the fat molecules within the cell membrane help the cell’s signaling proteins to assemble and function.
March 13, 2012Charcoal Studied for Landfill Methane Containment
Methane, often used for cooking and heating, is a potent greenhouse gas — more than 20 times more effective at trapping atmospheric heat than carbon dioxide. A major source of slow methane leaks is old, abandoned landfills and town dumps.
February 23, 2012Naked Mole-Rats Bear Lifesaving Clues
Could blind, buck-toothed, finger-sized naked mole-rats harbor in their brain cells a survival secret that might lead to better heart attack or stroke treatments?
February 16, 2012Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise: How Much is Beneficial?
New findings suggest that weight training can significantly improve motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and a four-year, $3 million federal grant to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Colorado-Denver will also look for benefits of aerobic exercise in recently diagnosed patients.