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June 18, 2012Chicago Woman Cured of Sickle Cell Disease
A Chicago woman treated at the University of Illinois Hospital is the first Midwest patient to receive a successful stem cell transplant to cure her sickle cell disease without chemotherapy in preparation for the transplant.
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.
June 11, 2012Equity Analyst Expert Named Dean of UIC College of Business Administration
Michael B. Mikhail, the KPMG Professor and director of the School of Accountancy at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, has been appointed dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration, subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
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.
June 4, 2012UIC Business Scholar to Study Career Progress of South African Women
Jenny Hoobler, associate professor of managerial studies, has received a grant from the South African National Research Foundation to study the career progress of South African women.
May 29, 2012Facts in Scientific Drug Literature May Not Be, Study Finds
A growing concern with fraud and misconduct in published drug studies has led researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research to investigate the extent and reasons for retractions in the research.
May 23, 2012Asthma Medications Could Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat in Kids
Medications commonly used to control asthma flare-ups are linked to an increased risk of potentially dangerous heart arrhythmias in young asthma patients, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.
May 22, 2012New Book Examines ‘The Problem with Survey Research’
A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher argues that surveys, polls, interviews, and focus groups produce unreliable results because they only yield responses to questions. In his new book, “The Problem with Survey Research,” George Beam says, “if you want to find out what’s really going on, don’t ask.”
May 21, 2012UIC to Lead MacArthur-Funded Study of Cities’ Fiscal Health
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a three-year, $950,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to lead a joint study of city governments’ responses to the Great Recession.
May 14, 2012Chicago Police Cameras More Effective When Clustered, Study Says
Chicago’s network of police cameras is more effective at reducing crime in high-crime areas than in low-crime areas, according to a new study.