February 27, 2012Race Determines Proper Dose of Common Antibiotic for Pregnant Women
Race is a key factor in properly dosing the antibiotic azithromycin in pregnant women, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The drug is commonly used to treat bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, sexually transmitted diseases, and infections of the ears, skin and throat.
February 23, 2012Naked Mole-Rats Bear Lifesaving Clues
Could blind, buck-toothed, finger-sized naked mole-rats harbor in their brain cells a survival secret that might lead to better heart attack or stroke treatments?
February 21, 2012UIC Theatre Presents ‘Our Lady of 121st Street’
University of Illinois at Chicago acting students perform “Our Lady of 121st Street,” a comedy by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Shanésia Davis, film and television actress and UIC adjunct lecturer in theatre.
February 21, 2012UIC Jazz Festival Features Harmonica Virtuoso
UIC’s High School Jazz Festival tops off with an evening concert featuring 2012 Grammy winner Howard Levy, jazz harmonica virtuoso and pianist.
February 20, 2012New Book Compares Chicago Suburbs’ Fiscal Management
Using 264 economically and socially diverse Chicago suburbs as a laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Rebecca Hendrick has analyzed how well local governments deliver services despite recession, political conflict and loss of corporate taxpayers.
February 16, 2012Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise: How Much is Beneficial?
New findings suggest that weight training can significantly improve motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and a four-year, $3 million federal grant to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Colorado-Denver will also look for benefits of aerobic exercise in recently diagnosed patients.
February 6, 2012Hull-House Museum Panel to Weigh Historic Preservation
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host “This is Not My Beautiful House: Historic Preservation and the People’s History,” a panel discussion among national and local experts.
January 31, 2012UIC Demographer Writes on Aging for World Economic Forum
Noted University of Illinois at Chicago biodemographer S. Jay Olshansky is the author of two essays assembled by The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on an Ageing Society to address the challenges and benefits of population aging.
January 24, 2012New Book Critiques ‘Corporate’ School Reform
Neoliberal education reforms, including No Child Left Behind and Chicago’s Renaissance 2010, tend to “marketize” schools and threaten to dismantle public education as we know it, according to a new book edited by a University of Illinois at Chicago education researcher.
January 23, 2012UIC Architect Receives Rome Prize to Explore Energy as Building Material
An architect at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received an international award to explore ways to use energy systems as building materials.