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Lorena Garcia

January 17, 2013

New book documents Latina girls, sexuality

A UIC sociologist studies young Latinas’ sexual experiences and how they learn about “safe” sex.

Lee Friedman

January 15, 2013

Study highlights disparity in workers’ compensation

White construction workers are awarded higher workers’ compensation settlements in Illinois than Hispanic or black construction workers School of Public Health researchers found.

Flowers in Mary Bartelme Park

January 8, 2013

City’s Hispanics live farther from nature

Chicago’s Hispanic neighborhoods have less access to nature and its benefits, UIC researchers say.

December 18, 2012

Procedures to delay childbearing costly

Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue to delay childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society, a UIC analysis says.

Wonhaw Cho, distinguished professor of chemical biology in the department of chemistry

December 18, 2012

Cholesterol plays key role in cells

Cholesterol, which has a bad reputation in heart disease, may be important to many cell processes.

pills

December 14, 2012

Helping pharmacists ensure patient compliance

Patients who fail to follow their prescribed treatments cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $100 billion annually.

Chicago buildings in River North

December 12, 2012

Hispanic neighborhoods less green

Residents of the city’s Hispanic neighborhoods live farther from nature, a UIC study finds.

Peter Doran (from left), Christian Fritsen and Jay Kyne

December 5, 2012

Ancient microbes in ice-sealed Antarctic lake

Scientists discovered abundant, diverse bacteria in an Antarctic lake under more than 65 feet of ice.

Hands holding naked mole-rat

December 5, 2012

Evolution of naked mole-rats may offer clues to pain relief

Naked mole-rats evolved to thrive in an acidic environment that other mammals, including humans, would find intolerable. How these rodents adapted to this environment may offer clues to pain relief for humans and other animals, UIC researchers say.

December 4, 2012

UIC researcher receives $1.6 million grant to study how exercise affects bone strength

Bone strength is important to aging well, but we are far from understanding the best way to maintain healthy bone or what kind of exercise might help. The National Institutes of Health has awarded Karen Troy, in the College of Applied Health Sciences a four-year, $1.6 million grant to investigate whether mechanical forces applied to bone can increase bone strength.

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