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Cure Violence founder named a Chicago Humanitarian of the Year by UNICEF


Dr. Gary Slutkin, professor of epidemiology in the UIC School of Public Health and founder and CEO of Cure Violence, has been named a Chicago Humanitarian of the Year by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
20-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Abnormalities Found in ‘Insight’ Areas of the Brain in Anorexia


Abnormalities in brain regions involved in forming insight may help explain why some people with anorexia nervosa have trouble recognizing their dangerous, dysfunctional eating habits.
19-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Medication Costs Likely to Jump This Year


Prescription medication costs are expected to rise at least 11 percent, and possibly up to 13 percent, in 2016, according to a new report on national trends and projections in prescription drug expenditures.
18-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Early-Stage Colon Cancer May Improve Survival

Researchers and physicians have grappled with the role of “adjuvant,” or post-surgery, chemotherapy for patients with early-stage colon cancer, even for cancers considered high risk. Now researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago...
15-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Germs Add Ripples to Make 'Groovy' Graphene


University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have used rod-shaped bacteria - precisely aligned in an electric field, then vacuum-shrunk under a graphene sheet - to introduce nanoscale ripples in the material, causing it to conduct electrons...
11-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hops Extract Studied to Prevent Breast Cancer


An enriched hops extract activates a chemical pathway in cells that could help prevent breast cancer, according to new laboratory findings from the UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
11-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UIC to Enroll Participants in President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and their affiliated hospitals and clinics have been selected to enroll 150,000 Illinoisans in the national Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.
7-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Risk of Blindness From Spine Surgery Down Significantly

The risk of blindness caused by spinal fusion, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S., has dropped almost three-fold since the late 1990s, according to the largest study of the topic to date.
30-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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