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Starving Stem Cells May Enable Scientists to Build Better Blood Vessels

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Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have uncovered how changes in metabolism of human embryonic stem cells help coax them to mature into specific cell types — and may improve their function in engineered...
23-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cure Violence Ranks 14th on 2016 Top 500 Global NGO List

Cure Violence ranks 14th in NGO Advisor’s new 2016 report of the Top 500 NGOs in the world, one of the definitive international rankings of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
22-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Tall Buildings, Less Sprawl Key to Suburbs' Future, Book Says

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High-rise developments that incorporate mass transit offer the most sustainable and efficient way to accommodate future suburban growth, according to a new book by Kheir Al-Kodmany, an urban planner at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
20-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Nanomaterial Offers Promise in Bendable, Wearable Electronic Devices

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An ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of nanomaterials researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea...
7-Jun-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Orphan Drug Allows Kidney Transplant From Relative with Mismatched Blood Type

Surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have — for the first time — used an orphan drug to prevent rejection of a kidney transplanted from a living donor with a mismatched blood type.
6-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Future Geriatricians 'Become' Alfred, a 74-Year-Old Patient, Using Virtual Reality

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A virtual reality experience transforms the user into a 74-year-old named Alfred in order to see his perspective as a medical patient.
18-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Ice Isn't Being Lost From Greenland's Interior

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Scientists studying data from the top of the Greenland ice sheet have discovered that during winter, temperature inversions and other low-level atmospheric phenomena effectively isolate the ice surface from the atmosphere -- recycling water vapor...
4-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nanoparticles Hold Promise as Double-Edged Sword Against Genital Herpes

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An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades. But now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago working with scientists from Germany have shown that zinc-oxide nanoparticles...
27-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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