February 23, 2012Naked Mole-Rats Bear Lifesaving Clues
Could blind, buck-toothed, finger-sized naked mole-rats harbor in their brain cells a survival secret that might lead to better heart attack or stroke treatments?
February 20, 2012New Book Compares Chicago Suburbs’ Fiscal Management
Using 264 economically and socially diverse Chicago suburbs as a laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Rebecca Hendrick has analyzed how well local governments deliver services despite recession, political conflict and loss of corporate taxpayers.
February 16, 2012Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise: How Much is Beneficial?
New findings suggest that weight training can significantly improve motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and a four-year, $3 million federal grant to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Colorado-Denver will also look for benefits of aerobic exercise in recently diagnosed patients.
February 15, 2012PRESS CONFERENCE: Chicago and Illinois Lead Nation in Public Corruption, Report Says
Chicago and Illinois lead the nation in public corruption convictions according to a new report co-authored by a University of Illinois at Chicago political scientist and a senior fellow at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Details of the study, which uses data from the U.S. Department of Justice, will be released at a news conference.
January 25, 2012Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified
A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
January 24, 2012New Book Critiques ‘Corporate’ School Reform
Neoliberal education reforms, including No Child Left Behind and Chicago’s Renaissance 2010, tend to “marketize” schools and threaten to dismantle public education as we know it, according to a new book edited by a University of Illinois at Chicago education researcher.
January 10, 2012UIC Funds New Research on Citizens’ Role in Public Policy
Five projects at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received awards funding research aimed at improving citizen participation in government services, often through the use of technology.
November 1, 2011UIC study seeks safe bike seats for men
UIC researchers test bicycle seats to learn whether bike riding puts men at risk for sexual dysfunction