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


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

Mayors From Great Lakes, Middle East to Sign Water Pact

Leaders from both regions will convene during Water After Borders: Global Stakes, Local Politics, a two-day University of Illinois at Chicago summit that will focus on strategies for sharing water across political, geographical and cultural...
14-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Unique UIC Center Will Study Alcohol's Effect on Genes


Funded by a five-year, $7 million federal grant, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine will create a new center, the first of its kind, to study the effect of long-term alcohol exposure on genes.
13-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Make Your Home a Home for the Birds


The landscaping plants chosen by residents for their yards plays a much greater role in the diversity of native birds in suburban neighborhoods than do the surrounding parks, forest preserves, or streetside trees, say biologists at the University of...
9-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Bringing Business Opportunities to Disabled Aspiring Entrepreneurs


People with intellectual and developmental disabilities often overlook -- or are overlooked by -- the business world. University of Illinois at Chicago researchers hope to empower them through entrepreneurship training under a new, two-year,...
9-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Women Smokers Concerned About Weight Are Less Likely to Try to Quit

Women who believe smoking helps them manage their weight are less likely to try quitting in response to anti-smoking policies than other female smokers in the U.S. The study, published online in the journal Tobacco Control, is the first to find...
6-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Raising Retirement Age Would Widen Benefit Disparities for Disadvantaged

The age to receive full Social Security benefits should be closer to 70, according to a report published in the journal Daedalus. “We're living longer and healthier than ever before, but the statutory age of retirement for receiving Social...
2-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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