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August 9, 2012UIC Study Examines Exercise and Weight Loss for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis
UIC researchers have been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the effectiveness of two community-based health promotion programs for older adults with osteoarthritis.
August 8, 2012More education equals longer life
Despite advances in health care and increases in life expectancy overall, Americans with less than a high school education have life expectancies similar to adults in the 1950s and 1960s, a new report finds.
August 6, 2012More Education, Socioeconomic Benefits Equals Longer Life
Despite advances in health care and increases in life expectancy overall, Americans with less than a high school education have life expectancies similar to adults in the 1950s and 1960s.
August 1, 2012ALS Patient Receives Device to Aid Breathing Without Ventilator
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is one of only a dozen hospitals nationwide to implant in ALS patients a device shown to help them live longer without a mechanical ventilator. A 41-year-old Chicago woman had the surgery on July 27.
July 24, 2012Is Ovarian Cancer Linked to Ovulation?
Could ovulation be the link to ovarian cancer? A researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy hopes to see if ovulation increases a signaling pathway that transforms cells of the ovary or the Fallopian tubes into ovarian cancer.
July 19, 2012Lift and Shift: Shoe Insole Helps Stroke Patients Relearn Balance
A simple shoe insole can help stroke patients learn to rebalance their body weight and avoid dangerous falls.
July 16, 2012New Tool Helps Decide Best Drugs to Place on Formulary Lists
A new tool to guide decisions about safe and effective medication use has been developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.
July 11, 2012UIC’s helping hands put Higgs particle within scientists’ grasp
You can’t see it, but information gleaned from trillions of smashed atoms suggests it’s really there: the elusive subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, deemed essential to the physical workings of our universe. UIC physicists are part of this international scientific search.
July 11, 2012‘Deeper Learning’ Skills Needed in Curriculum, Report Says
Problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication — known as “21st-century competencies” — need more integration within the K-12 curriculum, according to a new report from a blue-ribbon committee chaired by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher.
July 9, 2012Brookings Economist to Head UIC Urban Policy Research Center
A former Brookings Institution economist has been named director of a public policy research center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.