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2014-04-01 13:57:22

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the quarter of them who will eventually suffer from foot ulcers. Their wounds tend to heal slowly and can become chronic or worsen rapidly. Timothy Koh, UIC professor of kinesiology and nutrition in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences, was...

2013-12-12 08:31:45

CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair was convened in Chicago, attended by 280 physicians, nurses, researchers, industry leaders, government representatives, and patients. The two day conference was co-chaired by Dr. William Ennis, Professor of Surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and Dr. William Li, president of the Angiogenesis Foundation. "This year, the ACWH's...

Synthetic Gasoline Production Made Easier
2013-12-03 04:48:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have reportedly developed a novel chemical system that uses inexpensive and easy-to-fabricate carbon-based nanofiber materials that could prove promising in the development of synthetic gasoline. Writing in the online edition of the journal Nature Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) mechanical and industrial engineering professor Amin Salehi-Khojin and his colleagues report that their system...

2013-11-21 16:26:10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report finds that local health departments face significant workforce recruitment, retention, and succession planning challenges as they try to meet increasing service demands within continued fiscal constraints. "Local Health Department Workforce Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Opportunities" is based on data analyses, survey research, and case studies conducted by the Health Policy and Administration Division, School of...

2013-10-10 08:23:41

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Building Energy Experts an energy management firm that implements sustainable cost reduction solutions has just completed an LED Lighting and control retrofit of the 18,000 sq ft Student Recreation Facility for The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). This project will save the building approximately $20,000 per year in just energy costs as additional saving in reduced labor costs are also realized. (Photo:...

2013-06-13 16:34:08

District policies and state laws help reduce the availability of sugar- and fat-laden foods and beverages in elementary schools, according to a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at the association between established policies and laws and the availability of candy, baked goods, ice cream, chips, sugar-sweetened beverages, and soda sold outside the school meal program. More than 1,800 elementary schools in 45 states...

2013-06-12 08:30:31

Chicago Non-Profit Begins Expansion and Room Renovations for Fall 2013 CHICAGO, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 7, 2013 the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approved a $1 million dollar grant to IMD Guest House Foundation. The IMD Guest House Foundation will utilize the grant to renovate 34 new rooms, re-locate staff offices, plus develop and design a community room where guests can interact and relax. IMD Guest House Foundation...

2013-05-13 12:47:50

Quantum dots are tiny nanocrystals with extraordinary optical and electrical properties with possible uses in dye production, bioimaging, and solar energy production. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to introduce precisely four copper ions into each and every quantum dot. The introduction of these "guest" ions, called doping, opens up possibilities for fine-tuning the optical properties of the quantum dots and producing spectacular colors. "When...

2013-05-09 11:35:51

Tweaking graphene chemical sensors may open up many applications Researchers have discovered a technique for controlling the sensitivity of graphene chemical sensors. The sensors, made of an insulating base coated with a graphene sheet--a single-atom-thick layer of carbon--are already so sensitive that they can detect an individual molecule of gas. But manipulating the chemical properties of the insulating layer, without altering the graphene layer, may yet improve their ability to...

2013-04-08 23:00:28

Nursing students from the University of Illinois at Chicago recently attended the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) Annual Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina thanks in-part to support from men's scrubs store Murse World. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Thanks in-part to support from men´s scrubs store Murse World, nursing students at the University of Illinois at Chicago recently attended the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) Annual Convention in Charlotte,...