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October 17, 2012Mile Square adds Englewood clinic
The Mile Square Health Center is now providing primary care with an emphasis on women’s and children’s health at the Englewood Clinic on Chicago’s South Side.
October 9, 2012Simple Test May Ease Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
A simple new test, in which the patient swallows a string, can monitor treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis as effectively as an invasive, expensive and uncomfortable procedure that risks complications, particularly in children.
October 3, 2012Open House at New Mile Square Englewood Clinic
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is celebrating the newest addition to the Mile Square federally qualified health center network, the Englewood Clinic, with an open house and tour on Oct. 4.
September 26, 2012$3.4M HHS Grant To Help UIC Address Shortage of Latino Health Providers
The College of Medicine has received a five-year, $3.4 million federal grant to improve the severe shortage of Latino physicians and other health care professionals.
September 26, 2012Naked Mole-Rats May Hold Clues to Pain Relief
Naked mole-rats evolved to thrive in an acidic environment that other mammals, including humans, would find intolerable. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report new findings as to how these rodents adapted, which may offer clues to relieving pain in other animals and humans.
September 6, 2012Genetic Link to Prostate Cancer Risk in African Americans Found
Prostate cancer in African-American men is associated with specific changes in the IL-16 gene, and by establishing the link in men of African as well as European descent, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine may have found a useful new biomarker for prostate cancer.
September 5, 2012New research facility ‘more than a building’
Transformative. Energizing. A renaissance for science and engineering at UIC. That’s how researchers in chemistry, biology and physics describe the $104 million Advanced Chemical Technology Building.
August 23, 2012UI Hospital To Receive $2.5 Million for Heart Rescue Project in Illinois
The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System has received a $2.5 million grant from the Medtronic Foundation to coordinate Illinois Heart Rescue, an ambitious statewide all-volunteer effort to more than double survival from sudden cardiac arrests in Illinois.
July 10, 2012UI Health Offers Newest Laser-Assisted 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.
June 15, 2012Key Enzyme Plays Roles as Both Friend and Foe to Cancer
A molecule thought to limit cell proliferation also helps cancer cells survive during initial tumor formation and when the wayward cells spread to other organs in the body, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found.