October 11, 2012White Construction Workers in Illinois Get Higher Workers’ Comp Settlements: Study
White non-Hispanic construction workers are awarded higher workers’ compensation settlements […]
October 10, 2012Moving research from lab to market
Once researchers have discovered a way to turn basic science into a potentially viable commercial product, they have to actually develop the product.
October 10, 2012Developing a blood test for heart failure
Samuel Dudley is developing a diagnostic blood test that could help save the lives of patients who come to the ER with heart failure.
October 10, 2012An alternative to colonoscopy
Too many people refuse screenings for colorectal cancer because the tests are uncomfortable and costly. Xavier Llor has a better idea.
October 10, 2012Targeting liver disease with gene therapy
There’s no treatment for liver fibrosis, a disease that kills about 29,000 Americans each year. Hayat Onyuksel and her team of researchers are working to change that.
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 4, 2012Grant to Fund Study of Pastoral Counseling
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work has a received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study pastoral counseling.
October 3, 2012UIC Helps Chicago Launch Groundbreaking Budget Process by and for Ward Residents
Beginning this year, four Chicago wards will undertake “participatory budgeting,” a process used by only two other U.S. cities. Ward residents will be empowered to decide directly how to spend $4 million in taxpayer dollars. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute will help coordinate the process.
October 1, 2012$4M Grant to Study Impact of Policy, Environment on Kids’ Health
UIC’s ImpacTeen project to study influences on youth nutrition, physical activity
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.