June 21, 2012UIC Chemist Explores Nanotechnology in Search of Cheaper Solar Cells
Luke Hanley, professor and head of chemistry, received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sun exposure to produce electricity.
June 20, 2012Can Cannabinoid Drug Used for Nausea in Chemotherapy Relieve Sleep Apnea?
No drug treatments exist to treat sleep apnea, a disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a $5 million three-year federal grant to find out if a cannabinoid drug can reduce sleep apnea and protect against diseases linked to the illness.
June 18, 2012Distinguished Engineer-Physicist Named UIC Vice Chancellor for Research
Mitra Dutta, distinguished professor and head of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a former senior executive with the U.S. Army Research Office, has been named vice chancellor for research at UIC, pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
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 5, 2012Hull-House Museum Opens Off-Site Exhibits on Conservative Vice Lords
A new exhibition organized by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum asks, “Can gang members become forces for positive social change?”
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, 2012UIC Doctoral Student Selected for Child Welfare Fellowship
A University of Illinois at Chicago doctoral candidate in sociology is one of 15 students nationwide to be selected for the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
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.”