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July 8, 2008

Experts Say Slowing Aging Is Way to Fight Diseases in 21st Century

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology, talks about his recent manuscript on BMJ.com.  The manuscript suggests the best strategy for preventing and fighting a multitude of diseases in the 21st century is to focus on slowing the biological […]

June 16, 2008

Hot Flashes Underreported and Linked to Forgetfulness

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Pauline Maki, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology, talks about her study in the journal Menopause that found women in midlife underreport the number of hot flashes that they experience by more than 40 percent and these […]

June 9, 2008

Promising Advances in Islet Cell Transplants for Diabetes

News Release   [Writer] This is Research News from U-I-C, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Dr. Jose Oberholzer, Director of Cell and Pancreas Transplantation talks about promising research that allows severe type 1 diabetes patients to stop taking insulin after a single islet cell transplant. Here’s Dr. Oberholzer: [Oberholzer] I have the pleasure […]

May 20, 2008

Wal-Mart’s Effect on Retailers Weaker in City, Study Finds

News Release   [Writer] This is research news from U-I-C – the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today David Merriman, head of economics and professor of public administration, talks about a new study that examined the economic impact of a Walmart store that opened on Chicago’s west side in 2006. Here’s Professor Merriman: [Merriman] Walmart is the largest […]

April 30, 2008

UIC Scientists Discover How Some Bacteria Survive Antibiotics

News Release   [Writer] This is Research News from U-I-C, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Alexander Mankin, Professor and Associate Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology talks about how some bacteria can survive antibiotic treatment by turning on resistance mechanisms when exposed to the drugs. Here’s Professor […]

April 2, 2008

Brain DNA ‘Remodeled’ in Alcoholism

News Release   [Writer] This is Research News from U-I-C, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Subhash Pandey is Professor and Director of Neuroscience Alcoholism Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the UIC College of Medicine and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago.  Today he talks about how reshaping of the […]

March 25, 2008

Fruit Fly Phlebotomy Holds Neuroscience Promise

News Release   [Writer] This is Research News from U-I-C, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Scott Shippy, associate professor of Chemistry, talks about a technique he and his laboratory developed for extracting biological fluids from individual laboratory fruit flies.  The technique may also prove useful in early diagnosis of certain eye diseases. Here’s […]

March 6, 2008

UIC Researchers May Have Found Test for Depression

News Release   [Writer] This is Research News from U-I-C, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Mark Rasenick, distinguished university professor in biophysics, and physiology and psychiatry talks about his lab’s new discovery.  A change in the location of a protein in the brain could serve as a biomarker for depression.  That could make […]

January 30, 2008

Communing with Nature Less and Less

News Release   [Writer] This is Research News from U-I-C, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Oliver Pergams, visiting research assistant professor in Biological Sciences talks about the decline in nature-related outdoor activities, as people around the world spend more of their time online or watching television. Here’s Professor Pergams: [Pergams] Patty Zaradic and […]

January 29, 2008

Naked Mole-Rats Bear Chili Pepper Heat

News Release   [Writer] This is Research News from U-I-C, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, Thomas Park, associate professor of Biological Sciences, talks about research using gene therapy to restore sensation in naked mole rats, rodents that lack a neurotransmitter that causes prolonged pain in other mammals. Here’s Professor Park: [Park] The research […]

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