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Graphene Imperfections Key to Creating Hypersensitive 'Electronic Nose'

UIC researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase...
22-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

New ICD-10 Coding System May Cloud Hospital Safety


Changes in how medical diagnoses are coded under the latest international disease classification system – better known as the ICD-10 codes – may complicate the assessment of hospital safety, say researchers at the University of Illinois at...
11-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Blocking Single Receptor Could Halt Rheumatoid Arthritis


Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis -- and that activation of this one...
10-Sep-2014 9:50 AM EDT

New Targets for Treating Pulmonary Hypertension Found

Two new potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a deadly disease marked by high blood pressure in the lungs, have been identified by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their findings are...
8-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Magnetic Nanocubes Self-Assemble Into Helical Superstructures


Collaborating with nanochemists led by Rafal Klajn at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who found that magnetite nanocubes can self-assemble into helical superstructures under certain conditions, UIC theoretical chemist Petr Kral and his...
4-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Brain Networks ‘Hyper-Connected’ in Young Adults Who Had Depression


Functional magnetic resonance imaging may help to better predict and understand depression in young adults.
26-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Cities, Suburbs Trade and Blend Design Features


Major cities and their suburbs are becoming increasingly alike, but with little acknowledgement or understanding by architects and urban design professionals, says an architecture scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago in her new book,...
12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Removing Vending Machines From Schools Is Not Enough to Reduce Soda Consumption

Banning vending machines from schools can actually increase soda and fast food consumption among students if it’s the only school food policy change implemented, according to research conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
1-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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