November 30, 2012UIC To Partner in National Energy-Storage Project; UIC Physicist To Direct
UIC is a partner in a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub at Argonne National Laboratories that will combine the R&D firepower of five Department of Energy national laboratories, five universities, and four private firms in an effort aimed at achieving revolutionary advances in battery performance.
November 30, 2012UIC partner in national energy project led by physics professor
UIC is a partner in a new federally funded energy research center that will combine the R&D firepower of five Department of Energy national laboratories, five universities and four private firms in a quest to achieve revolutionary advances in battery performance.
November 28, 2012MRI system a powerful tool for bioengineering research
UIC has a powerful new research tool: a 9.4 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system that helps engineers and scientists study a range of bioengineering problems.
November 28, 2012Genetic test personalizes blood thinner medication
Patients suffering from dangerous blood clots will receive genetic testing to help health professionals at the UI Health System prescribe the proper dose of the blood-thinner warfarin.
November 27, 2012Domestic Workers Suffer Abuses Illegal in Most Jobs: Survey
Nearly half of domestic workers earn wages too low to support a family, and nearly a quarter earn less than minimum wage, according to a report co-authored by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher after a survey of workers in 14 American cities.
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.