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New Research Center to Focus on Family Caregivers of Elderly, Disabled

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $4.3 million grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Administration for Community Living to establish a new, multi-institutional center to...
15-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Subsidies Help Breast Cancer Patients Adhere to Hormone Therapy


A federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income women on Medicare significantly improved their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer after surgery.
15-Oct-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Local Tech Firm Supports Women in Engineering at UIC


The Knowles Corporation, an Itasca, Illinois, tech company specializing in acoustic electronics, has committed $100,000 to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering to support a scholarship program for female engineering students...
1-Oct-2014 1:25 PM EDT

UI College of Medicine Proposes New Intercampus Ties to Strengthen Bioengineering

The University of Illinois College of Medicine has presented to the university’s Board of Trustees a white paper with a series of recommendations that would integrate engineering and technology into medical training programs, develop a new...
30-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

UIC to Help Bring Women, Minorities Into Computer Science


The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of 15 universities joining an initiative to increase the percentage of women and minorities pursuing undergraduate degrees in computer science. UIC and each of the other universities will receive $30,000...
25-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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

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