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African Americans have 5 times higher amputation rate

...s reaping the benefits. A new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine has found people in African American communities on chicagos South and West Side have a five times higher rate of lower limb amputations than people in the predominantly white suburbs and exurbs. Amputations ...

Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute awards Rush nearly $125,000 for new patient-safety project

...ns for the patient safety projects that emanate from these cases. The team will disseminate its findings to senior executives within Rush and later to chicagos medical and legal communities. The grants internal and external educational goals will be advanced by increasing awareness within these communities as...

Herons persist in Chicago wetlands despite exposure to banned chemicals

...so contaminated and degraded. Urbanites are beginning to discover these areas, and want to clean them up for wildlife and humans to use, he said. chicagos Department of Environment is leading a drive to reclaim parts of the Lake Calumet wetlands, an effort that prompted the current study. ...
Chicagos in Biological News

Research could lead to new non-antibiotic drugs to counter hospital infections

..., lead author of the study and a research professional at the University of chicagos Department of Surgery. "It's almost as if the bacterium sense when to st... bacteria," said Olga Zaborina, an associate professor at the University of chicagos Department of Surgery and another key researcher in this study. "A more sen...

People not always needed to alleviate loneliness

...holas Epley, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of chicagos Graduate School of Business. When people lack a sense of connection with ot... the research were Scott Akalis of Harvard University and the University of chicagos Adam Waytz and John Cacioppo. The behaviors they describe in the paper a...

Media highlights in the November issues of Biophysical Journal

...ave taken a step closer to understanding how voltage-gated potassium channels work. Vishwanath Jogini and Benot Roux, researchers in the University of chicagos Institute of Molecular Pediatric Science, used the large-scale computers in Argonnes Laboratory Computing Resource Center to conduct simulations of th...

UTMB researchers to be honored at 'Oscars of invention'

... body and will allow researchers to speed the development of vaccines are being honored tonight at a showcase known as the Oscars of invention held at chicagos Navy Pier. Anesthesiology associate professor Joaquin Cortiella and microbiology and immunology associate professor Joan Nichols are being recogniz...

American Society for Microbiology honors Thomas E. Wellems

...two B.S. degrees in Physics and Chemistry from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and an M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics in the University of chicagos Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his fellowship training at the ...
Chicagos in Biological Technology

Creating thousands of jobs, Chicagos biotech space to triple

In 1996, Hillary Clinton authored a book entitled "It Takes a Village" in which she posited the view that the towns and villages of our country surrounding our children were in essence extended families that helped rear children. While the primary responsibility of child rearing was that of a ...

Motorola Canopy Mushrooms to Libertyville, Ill.

...usinesses, which necessitates middlemen like db3 Broadband. Still, with security and reliability an enduring concern surrounding wireless, why are chicagos communities latching onto wireless networks rather than wired systems like high-speed cable and DSL? In addition to the lack of availability to some c...

German Life Science Oktoberfest Comes to the Midwest

...on (IBIO) is organizing in conjunction with Invest in Germany an event called Breakfast with German Life Science on Oct. 30, 2003 at the University of chicagos Gleacher Center. Participating in this event will be representatives from: 1) Schering AG, one of the largest German pharmaceutical companies. ...

Biotech Family Reunion Meets in Illinois

...the first time, the meeting had the look of a well-run professional trade show. As we all know, though, 2002 was a very tough year for biotech and chicagos economy, and even though the meeting looked like a biotech circus with three rings operating at the same time, attendance fell below expectations. It ...

Using Technology to Professionally Network in the Midwest

...networking scene by [producing] a monthly event that mixes technology professionals with other industries, LesStrang said. Right now, I feel that Ryze chicagos members are a great mix of cross-industry professionals. At Ryzes May 5 event at Butterfield 8, LesStrang coordinated a networking game in which h...

Wardrivers now exploiting your wireless service with ease

...ones that are open. Last year, a student gathered some real statistics that I wrote about in a column: In a two-hour period of driving around chicagos Lake Shore Drive, he uncovered 255 sites. Out of those sites, 175 werent encrypted and 65 had a default password still on board. So much for the secur...

The birth of biotech: San Francisco, Boston, Geneva or Chicago?

.... Goldwasser arranged for Miyake to come to the U.S. under an NIH grant and work with him. The two met for the first time at the Palmer House Hotel in chicagos Loop. During the mid 1970s, Goldwasser tried to gain the interest of Parke-Davis (now part of Pfizer) scientists, but Parke-Davis lost interest. He...

Take off: Canadian biotech industry thrives

...e the university-company link: the University of Toronto and York University. In downtown Toronto, the city created a discovery district (much like chicagos medical district), which is the most concentrated mix of research, medical applications and business support services in a two-square kilometer area. ...

The legacy of BIO 2006, what it will be and how we need to plan for it now

... An interesting meeting took place this past week at the University of chicagos Gleacher Center hosted by the Chicago Technology Forum. The focus of the me...ure BIO meetings (it appears already that the early and deep involvement of chicagos and the Midwests unique research university network may be that contributio...
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