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December 4, 2012UIC researcher receives $1.6 million grant to study how exercise affects bone strength
Bone strength is important to aging well, but we are far from understanding the best way to maintain healthy bone or what kind of exercise might help. The National Institutes of Health has awarded Karen Troy, in the College of Applied Health Sciences a four-year, $1.6 million grant to investigate whether mechanical forces applied to bone can increase bone strength.
November 30, 2012UIC To Partner in National Energy-Storage Project; UIC Physicist To Direct
UIC is a partner in a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub at Argonne National Laboratories that will combine the R&D firepower of five Department of Energy national laboratories, five universities, and four private firms in an effort aimed at achieving revolutionary advances in battery performance.
November 29, 2012Mile Square Health Center Breaks Ground for New Facility
Groundbreaking Ceremony for new Mile Square Health Center
November 16, 2012Photo-switch for nerve cells in eye and brain
UIC research could be a first step to overcoming degenerative eye diseases or to quieting epileptic seizures.
November 13, 2012Glaucoma Specialist Named Head of Ophthalmology at UIC
Dr. Rohit Varma, a leading eye specialist and epidemiologist at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, has been named head of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees.
November 8, 2012New, Improved Mouse Model of Human Alzheimer’s May Enable Drug Discovery
Researchers have developed a transgenic mouse that carries a human gene known to increase risk of Alzheimer’s 15-fold. The new mouse, which mimics the genetics of the human disease more closely than any existing model, provides new evidence for the earliest cause of Alzheimer’s and may prove more useful in the development of drugs to prevent or treat the disease.
November 7, 2012Latinos at risk for cardiovascular disease
Hispanics and Latinos living in the U.S. are highly likely to have several major cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and smoking, according to a new, large-scale study.
November 5, 2012U.S. Hispanics at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Hispanics and Latinos living in the U.S. are highly likely to have several major cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and smoking, according to a new, large-scale study.
October 24, 2012Encouraging Latino students to pursue health care careers
The College of Medicine will encourage Latino high school and college students to pursue careers in health care with the help of a five-year, $3.4 million federal grant.
October 24, 2012Laser boosts accuracy in cataract surgery
A new laser system for cataract surgery, with accuracy to a few hundred-thousandths of an inch, allows eye surgeons to optimize and customize the incision and ensure the best possible outcome.