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Damaged DNA May Stall Patrolling Molecule to Initiate Repair


Sites where DNA is damaged may cause a molecule that slides along the DNA strand to scan for damage to slow on its patrol, delaying it long enough to recognize and initiate repair. The finding suggests that the delay itself may be the key that...
28-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

Playing Catch Can Improve Balance, Prevent Falls in Seniors


The simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
9-Jan-2015 1:00 PM EST

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago Partner to Provide Specialized Pediatric Care

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) have signed an affiliation agreement to enhance their existing partnership and provide expanded pediatric specialty medical services...
18-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

'Draw Me a Picture,' Say Scientists; Computer May Respond


The National Science Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii to take the first steps towards developing a computer that can take data and produce meaningful visualizations based...
17-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

‘Microlesions’ in Epilepsy Discovered by Novel Technique

Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities...
16-Dec-2014 7:05 PM EST

Gentrification Index Portrays Chicago Neighborhoods, 1970-2010


More Chicago neighborhoods are declining than gentrifying, despite the greater attention given to gentrification, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gentrification is concentrated on the North Side and neighborhoods...
15-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

C Submits Multi-Site Proposal for Obama Library

The University of Illinois at Chicago and its North Lawndale community partner submitted a comprehensive proposal to host the Obama Presidential Library. The proposal outlines a vision for creating an east-west cultural and civic corridor extending...
11-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

UIC Filmmaker’s Documentary Wins Social Work Award

University of Illinois at Chicago filmmaker Edgar Barens has been named recipient of the Council on Social Work Education’s 2014 Audience Choice Award.
11-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

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