April 24, 2012Can Weight Loss Help African American Breast Cancer Survivors?
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Health Research and Policy have designed a novel community-based weight loss intervention designed for African American breast cancer survivors.
April 20, 2012Mathematician Gets CAREER Award for Diverse Model Connections Study
Mathematician Irina Nenciu has taken on the challenge of analyzing connections among complicated mathematical equations and techniques — hoping to find improved ways to mathematically analyze real-world problems ranging from the economy to the bunching-up of city buses during rush-hour.
April 19, 2012Anti-tobacco TV Ads Help Adults Stop Smoking, Study Finds
Anti-tobacco television advertising helps reduce adult smoking, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Health Research and Policy — but some ads may be more effective than others.
April 16, 2012Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD Begins June 11
Camp STAR, for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other behavioral difficulties, begins its fifth season in June. The camp is a partnership of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jewish Council for Youth Services.
April 10, 2012UIC Engineer Tackles Nanoscale Computing Challenges
Wenjing Rao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has won a five-year, $450,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career award she will use to explore new ways to test nanotransistors made from novel materials.
March 27, 2012Computer Scientist Drives for Comprehensive Traffic Model
Jakob Eriksson, assistant professor of computer science, hopes he can gather data from unused sensors to create a dynamic regional traffic picture now that he has received a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Award.
March 23, 2012Most Latino laborers use safety gear when available, study finds
Latino day laborers in Chicago used PPE for safety in 94 percent of jobs
March 22, 2012National Study Ranks City Governments’ Use of Social Media
More than six times as many big city governments reached citizens via Facebook in 2011 compared to 2009, while use of YouTube and Twitter grew fourfold and threefold respectively, a new study indicates.
March 22, 2012Cell Protein Interactions Favor Fats
Researchers are learning how the fat molecules within the cell membrane help the cell’s signaling proteins to assemble and function.
March 20, 2012What Does Delaying Childbearing Cost?
Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue for the sole purpose of delaying childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society, according to a recent analysis by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher.