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March 22, 2012

Grants 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, 2012

What 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, 2012

Rare 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, 2012

Molecule’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, 2012

Race 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, 2012

Parkinson’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, 2012

UIC 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.

January 25, 2012

Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified

A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

January 11, 2012

‘Transformational Gift’ Will Modernize UIC College of Dentistry

The largest gift in the history of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry will modernize outdated clinical facilities and allow the college to assist more patients and better educate its students. The donation of $8.2 million of KaVo Group dental equipment was made possible by a gift from the Guy D. and Rebecca E. Brunetti Foundation.

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