November 26, 2012UIC Scientists Find Ancient Microbes in Salty, Ice-Sealed Antarctic Lake
Shedding light on the limits of life in extreme environments, scientists have discovered abundant and diverse metabolically active bacteria in the brine of an Antarctic lake sealed under more than 65 feet of ice.
November 19, 2012Alcohol Provides Protective Effect, Reduces Mortality Substantially After Injury
Injured patients were less likely to die in the hospital if they had alcohol in their blood, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health — and the more alcohol, the more likely they were to survive.
November 16, 2012Photo-switch for nerve cells in eye and brain
UIC research could be a first step to overcoming degenerative eye diseases or to quieting epileptic seizures.
November 8, 2012New, Improved Mouse Model of Human Alzheimer’s May Enable Drug Discovery
Researchers have developed a transgenic mouse that carries a human gene known to increase risk of Alzheimer’s 15-fold. The new mouse, which mimics the genetics of the human disease more closely than any existing model, provides new evidence for the earliest cause of Alzheimer’s and may prove more useful in the development of drugs to prevent or treat the disease.
November 7, 2012Kids consume more calories, soda when eating out
Children and adolescents consume more calories and soda on days they eat at fast-food or full-service restaurants, as compared to days they eat meals at — or from — home.
November 7, 2012Latinos at risk for cardiovascular disease
Hispanics and Latinos living in the U.S. are highly likely to have several major cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and smoking, according to a new, large-scale study.
November 5, 2012Kids Consume More Soda and Calories When Eating Out
Children and adolescents consume more calories and soda and have poorer nutrient-intake on days they eat at either fast-food or full-service restaurants, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
November 5, 2012U.S. Hispanics at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Hispanics and Latinos living in the U.S. are highly likely to have several major cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and smoking, according to a new, large-scale study.
November 2, 2012Study asks: do the arts make us better people?
If you sing, dance, draw or act, you probably have an altruistic streak, according to a UIC study.
October 24, 2012Antibiotics That Only Partly Block Protein Machinery Allow Germs To Poison Themselves
Powerful antibiotics that scientists and physicians thought stop the growth of harmful bacteria by completely blocking their ability to make proteins actually allow the germs to continue producing certain proteins — which may help do them in.