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July 16, 2012

New 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.

Cecilia Gerber

July 11, 2012

UIC’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.

Howard Wial

July 9, 2012

Brookings 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.

July 3, 2012

No Link Found Between Asthma Drugs, Suicide Attempts

Treating asthma with leukotriene-modifying agents does not pose an increased risk of suicide in children, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

June 27, 2012

Gap Funding Helps UIC Professors Commercialize Discoveries

Four technologies being developed by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have been awarded the first UIC proof-of-concept gap funding grants, designed to help UIC faculty transition their inventions from the laboratory to the marketplace.

June 25, 2012

Suburban Corruption Study Calls for Inspector General Post

The city of Chicago is well known for acts of public corruption, but the metropolitan area’s suburban communities are not immune to unethical practices and would benefit from a new inspector general’s office, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

June 21, 2012

UIC 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, 2012

Can 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, 2012

Distinguished 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.

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