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New UIC center to study end-of-life transition

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a federal grant to create a center to study people as they transition to the end of life. The UIC Center for End-of-Life Transition Research will advance the science of care for people of all ages facing death -- infants, ch...

New UIC center to study drug choices, safety

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named one of 10 new centers in the United States to study how consumers and clinicians make critical treatment decisions about therapeutic products and interventions. UIC's new center is part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Cent...

First-Ever Robotic Pancreatectomy Performed at UIC

Surgeons at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago performed a groundbreaking robotic pancreatectomy in a 39-year-old man to relieve him of debilitating pain. They also performed an autologous islet cell transplant to prevent him from developing surgical diabetes. Terry Near,...

Illinois Medical District Recognizes Officers of its District Security Group

...bers of the Illinois State Police, Chicago Police Department 12th District, uic Police Department, and John H. Stroger Police Department. The Dist...inois Medical District. DSG members include the FBI, Illinois State Police, uic Police, and the Chicago Police Department. The DSG serves to enhance and ma...

UIC receives $1M HUD grant to study green healthy housing

...American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. uic researchers will evaluate the health and monetary ...ironmental and occupational health sciences at the uic School of Public Health. "But we still think that ...shore Development, and Dr. Samuel Dorevitch of the uic School of Public Health. ...

UIC researchers measure health effects of Chicago's waterways

...ver time to see if they get sick, according to Dr. Samuel Dorevitch, research assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at uic and principal investigator of the study. "We also have a comparison group of people who are outdoors on the same days at about the same places doin...

Mechanism of Alzheimer's suggests combination therapy needed

...nervous system. "We have known for a long time that amyloid beta was bad," said Scott Brady, professor and head of anatomy and cell biology at the uic College of Medicine. "What we haven't understood is why it's bad." The findings, reported in a new study appearing in the Proceedings of the Nati...

UIC receives $3 million to study prostate cancer risk factors

...atal disease regardless of their tumor grade and stage at diagnosis. The uic researchers plan to identify the biological factors responsible for poorer ...ients, says Dr. Vincent Freeman, assistant professor of epidemiology at the uic School of Public Health and principal investigator of the project. The ...

Building trust, increasing awareness among minorities

...ge about available services and the benefits of screening. Abhijit S. Prabhughate, a doctoral candidate at the Jane Addams College of Social Work at uic in Chicago, said more research is needed to understand the cultural sensitivities in this population. "South Asian-Americans are an understudied g...

UIC College of Nursing Now Accepting Applications for Graduate Programs

... called the Central Illinois Regional Program for uic - has also continued to set national standards by... A top research facility (#3 in the nation), the uic Central Illinois Regional Program (Peoria-Urbana) ... When it comes to graduate nursing programs, the uic Central Illinois Regional Program (Peoria-Urbana) ...

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UIC in Biological News

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five year $20 million grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Clinical and Translational Science. The grant is the largest in UIC's history. "The CCTS draws upon the rich intellectual breadth of the UIC campus and adds to th...

Rodent size linked to human population and climate change

... of Illinois at Chicago ecologist has tied these changes to human population density and climate change. The finding is reported by Oliver Pergams, uic research assistant professor of biological sciences, in the July 31 issue of PLoS One . Pergams said that such size-and-shape changes in mammals, ...

Carnegie Mellon team makes sequestration recommendations

... conflicts between multiple environmental objectives. Expand the federal uic program to address conflicting uses of pore space during permitting; creati...iability of a sequestration project developer operating pursuant to a valid uic permit. Modify the Federal Land Policy Management Act to specifically au...

Huntington's disease deciphered

...rding to Scott Brady, professor and head of anatomy and cell biology at the uic College of Medicine. "There are several puzzling aspects of this disease... Brady, Gerardo Morfini, assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology at uic and co-principal investigator of the study, and their colleagues began look...

Clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect

...re missing the gene for the enzyme called HSD17b7, uic researchers found that such mice died on the tenth...e animals, was very surprising, said Geula Gibori, uic distinguished professor of physiology and biophysi... their cognitive ability, but they survive. The uic researchers had previously discovered this novel e...

August LabBits: A media tip sheet from the MBL in Woods Hole

... this summer with doctoral student Ivan Anastassov and Harris Ripps, a senior research scientist at MBL and emeritus professor of ophthalmology at the uic College of Medicine in Chicago, to investigate how zinc may control the wily glutamate. Using the retina of the skate, a cartilaginous fish resembling...

Dental chair a possible source of neurotoxic mercury waste

...ple," said Karl Rockne, associate professor of environmental engineering at uic and corresponding author of the study that appeared online March 12 in the ...urnal Environmental Science and Technology. Working with James Drummond, uic professor of restorative dentistry, Rockne gathered waste water samples in ...

Effects of social isolation traced to brain hormone

...pairment," said Dr. Erminio Costa, director of the uic Psychiatric Institute, professor of biochemistry a... very similar ways," said Dr. Alessandro Guidotti, uic scientific director and professor of biochemistry ... drugs that can treat these effects of stress." uic researchers Roberto Agis-Balboa, Dr. Graziano Pinn...

Mice roar message: genetic change happens fast

... a little flatter." Pergams and Lacy report the findings in Molecular Ecology, Volume 17, now online, and in print in late December. Pergams and uic biological sciences professor Mary Ashley reported in 2001 on similar morphological changes in size and shape over the past century of two widely disp...

Studies: Children obese due to a host of unhealthy pressures

...loupka, head of the University of Illinois at Chicago research team. The uic researchers found that, outside of school, it does not get much easier for ...umber supermarkets. This is especially true in lower-income communities. uic economist Lisa Powell found a statistically significant association between...

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