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March 30, 2012MONDAY: State Kicks Off Donate Life Month at University of Illinois Hospital
In celebration of National Donate Life Month, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will join representatives from the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, the Gift of Hope, organ and tissue donor recipients, and families who have provided the gift of life through organ donation.
March 23, 2012Most Latino laborers use safety gear when available, study finds
Latino day laborers in Chicago used PPE for safety in 94 percent of jobs
March 23, 2012Immediate Care Clinic Opens in University Village
A new, after-hours Immediate Care Clinic staffed and run by the emergency department of the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System has opened in University Village.
March 22, 2012Grants Aim to Hasten Discovery of New TB Drugs
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy has received three new federally-funded grants to hasten the discovery of new therapeutic treatments for tuberculosis.
March 20, 2012What Does Delaying Childbearing Cost?
Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue for the sole purpose of delaying childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society, according to a recent analysis by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher.
March 13, 2012Rare transplant allows young woman to forgo 60 pills daily
Living-donor parathyroid gland transplant helps 22-year-old to forgo 60 calcium pills a day
March 8, 2012Molecule’s Role in Cancer Suggests New Combination Therapy
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a molecule found at elevated levels in cancer cells seems to protect them from the “cell-suicide” that is usually triggered by chemotherapy or radiation.
February 27, 2012Race Determines Proper Dose of Common Antibiotic for Pregnant Women
Race is a key factor in properly dosing the antibiotic azithromycin in pregnant women, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The drug is commonly used to treat bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, sexually transmitted diseases, and infections of the ears, skin and throat.
February 16, 2012Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise: How Much is Beneficial?
New findings suggest that weight training can significantly improve motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and a four-year, $3 million federal grant to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Colorado-Denver will also look for benefits of aerobic exercise in recently diagnosed patients.
January 31, 2012UIC Demographer Writes on Aging for World Economic Forum
Noted University of Illinois at Chicago biodemographer S. Jay Olshansky is the author of two essays assembled by The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on an Ageing Society to address the challenges and benefits of population aging.