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Molecular Switch Lets Salmonella Fight or Evade Immune System

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a molecular regulator that allows salmonella bacteria to switch from actively causing disease to lurking in a chronic but asymptomatic state called a biofilm.
4-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Woman Receives Rare Living-Donor Small Bowel Transplant From Dad


Brianna Lugo, a 20-year-old woman from Lake Villa, Illinois, received a rare living-donor small bowel transplant from her father Dec. 3 at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. Both patients are now home and doing well.
28-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Clashes with Cops More Injurious Than Civilian-Only Skirmishes

People hospitalized due to an encounter with a law enforcement officer are more likely to have a mental illness, have longer hospitalizations, more injuries to the back and spine, and greater need for extended care than those hospitalized due to...
28-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Encapsulated Human Islet Cells Can Normalize Blood Sugar Levels in Mice

For the first time ever, scientists studying a mouse model of diabetes have implanted encapsulated insulin-producing cells derived from human stem cells and maintained long-term control of blood sugar — without administering immunosuppressant...
25-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Federal Grant Starts Talk About West Side History, Gentrification


The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will use a $200,000 NEH grant to start conversations about gentrification and history among residents of Chicago's near west side.
21-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Emotion-Processing Networks Disrupted in Sufferers of Depression

Regions of the brain that normally work together to process emotion become decoupled in people who experience multiple episodes of depression, neuroscientists report. The findings may help identify which patients will benefit from longterm...
20-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Prove Surprising Chemistry Inside a Potential Breakthrough Battery


Lithium-air batteries hold the promise of storing electricity at up to five times the energy density of today's familiar lithium-ion batteries, but they have inherent shortcomings. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have helped...
20-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

$2.2 Million Federal Grant Funds Study of Diabetes Drug in Wound Healing


A drug taken orally to control blood-sugar levels in diabetic patients may promote wound healing when applied directly to injured tissue, according to a researcher at the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences.
7-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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