March 5, 2013Seeing is believing with new eye surgery
UI Health is the first center in Chicago to offer non-surgical treatment for a common eye disease.
March 5, 2013Gene activity links anxiety, alcohol use
Research suggests new targets for drugs to combat alcoholism and anxiety.
March 4, 2013New treatment for sickle cell brings hope, cure
Thanks to a third brother, two brothers were cured of sickle cell disease through a relatively uncommon type of stem cell transplant without chemotherapy.
February 19, 2013Cardiovascular disease from the inside
Xiaoping Du exemplifies the UIC ideal: superb scholarship with tremendous potential.
February 19, 2013Craig Niederberger: Innovator of the Year
His background in medicine and bioengineering and his knack for invention have real-world benefits.
February 19, 2013New Alzheimer’s test may identify those at risk
New method quantifies toxic molecule in human brain tissue and special lab mice.
February 19, 2013THURSDAY: Shave heads to fight kids’ cancer
The annual head-shaving raises critical funds for childhood cancer research.
February 18, 2013New school health center opens in Brighton Park
Federally qualified center will help children, families in medically underserved neighborhood
February 12, 2013Focus on the heart
By seventh grade, E. Douglas Lewandowski knew he wanted to be either a scientist, a point guard or a center fielder. Science won.
February 12, 2013Tales of dead cells
Dead men tell no tales, the saying goes. But David Ucker has found that dead cells tell many tales.