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June 5, 2012Kinks, Bends & Repairs: DNA-Bending Protein Studied
Physics professor Anjum Ansari hopes to find how certain proteins can diffuse along DNA strands to search for damaged sites. Her work is funded through a five-year, $1.14 million National Science Foundation grant.
June 4, 2012UIC Business Scholar to Study Career Progress of South African Women
Jenny Hoobler, associate professor of managerial studies, has received a grant from the South African National Research Foundation to study the career progress of South African women.
May 29, 2012Facts in Scientific Drug Literature May Not Be, Study Finds
A growing concern with fraud and misconduct in published drug studies has led researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research to investigate the extent and reasons for retractions in the research.
May 29, 2012UIC Doctoral Student Selected for Child Welfare Fellowship
A University of Illinois at Chicago doctoral candidate in sociology is one of 15 students nationwide to be selected for the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
May 24, 2012U of I Foundation Closes Campaign, Tops Goal with $2.4 Billion
The University of Illinois closed out its eight-year Brilliant Futures Campaign with gifts and pledges of nearly $2.43 billion — 8 percent more than the $2.25 billion goal.
May 23, 2012Asthma Medications Could Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat in Kids
Medications commonly used to control asthma flare-ups are linked to an increased risk of potentially dangerous heart arrhythmias in young asthma patients, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.
May 22, 2012New Book Examines ‘The Problem with Survey Research’
A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher argues that surveys, polls, interviews, and focus groups produce unreliable results because they only yield responses to questions. In his new book, “The Problem with Survey Research,” George Beam says, “if you want to find out what’s really going on, don’t ask.”
May 21, 2012UIC to Lead MacArthur-Funded Study of Cities’ Fiscal Health
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a three-year, $950,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to lead a joint study of city governments’ responses to the Great Recession.
May 14, 2012Chicago Police Cameras More Effective When Clustered, Study Says
Chicago’s network of police cameras is more effective at reducing crime in high-crime areas than in low-crime areas, according to a new study.
May 9, 2012UIC Bioengineering Doctoral Student Receives FMC Fellowship
Christopher Knowlton, a University of Illinois at Chicago doctoral student in bioengineering, is among four University of Illinois Ph.D. students who received $20,000 FMC Technologies, Inc., Fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year.