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Graphene Heat-Transfer Riddle Unraveled

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Researchers have solved the long-standing conundrum of how the boundary between grains of graphene affects heat conductivity in thin films of the miracle substance -- bringing developers a step closer to being able to engineer films at a scale...
16-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Cell Density Remains Constant as Brain Shrinks with Age

New, ultra-high-field magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago provide the most detailed images to date to show that while the brain shrinks with age, brain cell density remains constant.
12-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Changing Diagnosis Codes Will Challenge Emergency Medicine

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Emergency medicine faces special challenges during this fall's changeover in how medical diagnoses are coded. Nearly a quarter of all ER clinical encounters could pose difficulties.
26-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Growing Up with Smokers Doubles Risk for Adult Smoking Among Hispanics

For Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States, growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubled their chances of becoming an adult smoker. The findings are based on data from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos...
20-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Chicago Area Has Most Local Governments of All U.S. Metros

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In a report published in the May edition of the Urban Affairs Review, the researchers introduced a "fragmentation index" comparing 51 U.S. metro regions of at least one million residents. The index is intended as a tool for further research, the...
13-May-2015 10:25 AM EDT

Alzheimer Protein's Structure May Explain Its Toxicity

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have determined the molecular structure of one of the proteins in the fine fibers of the brain plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. This molecule, called amyloid beta-42, is toxic...
7-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Beyond the Lithium Ion – a Significant Step Toward a Better Performing Battery

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt.
17-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Surveys Miss Majority of Poisonings, Underestimate Cost by Billions

Health surveys may underestimate the number of poisonings in the United States by 60 percent to 90 percent, according to a report in the journal Clinical Toxicology by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
14-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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