January 17, 2013New book documents Latina girls, sexuality
A UIC sociologist studies young Latinas’ sexual experiences and how they learn about “safe” sex.
January 15, 2013Study 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.
January 8, 2013City’s Hispanics live farther from nature
Chicago’s Hispanic neighborhoods have less access to nature and its benefits, UIC researchers say.
December 18, 2012Procedures 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.
December 18, 2012Cholesterol plays key role in cells
Cholesterol, which has a bad reputation in heart disease, may be important to many cell processes.
December 14, 2012Helping pharmacists ensure patient compliance
Patients who fail to follow their prescribed treatments cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $100 billion annually.
December 12, 2012Hispanic neighborhoods less green
Residents of the city’s Hispanic neighborhoods live farther from nature, a UIC study finds.
December 5, 2012Ancient microbes in ice-sealed Antarctic lake
Scientists discovered abundant, diverse bacteria in an Antarctic lake under more than 65 feet of ice.
December 5, 2012Evolution 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, 2012UIC 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.