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(Medical Xpress)—Chemists and vision scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have designed a light-sensitive molecule that can stimulate a neural response in cells of the retina and brain—a ...
Medical research Nov 14, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Prostate cancer in African-American men is associated with specific changes in the IL-16 gene, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
Cancer Aug 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 24, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
How do nerve cells—which can each be up to three feet long in humans—keep from rupturing or falling apart?
Neuroscience Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Minimally invasive islet transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes achieves insulin independence and reverses the progression of atherosclerosis in the first few years after transplant, according to a University of ...
Diabetes Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Cholesterol plays a key role in regulating proteins involved in cell signaling and may be important to many other cell processes, an international team of researchers has found.
Medical research Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Injured patients were less likely to die in the hospital if they had alcohol in their blood, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health—and the more alcohol, the more likely ...
Health Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
In a study that involved more than 16,000 Hispanic/Latino men and women living in the United States, the prevalence of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors was high and varied markedly across different background ...
Cardiology Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A simple new test, in which the patient swallows a string, can monitor treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis as effectively as an invasive, expensive and uncomfortable procedure that risks complications, particularly in children.
Inflammatory disorders Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Despite advances in health care and increases in life expectancy overall, Americans with less than a high school education have life expectancies similar to adults in the 1950s and 1960s.
Health Aug 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Treating asthma with leukotriene-modifying agents does not pose an increased risk of suicide in children, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.
Immunology Jul 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A molecule thought to limit cell proliferation also helps cancer cells survive during initial tumor formation and when the wayward cells spread to other organs in the body, researchers at the University of ...
Medical research Jun 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The hair cells of the inner ear have a previously unknown "root" extension that may allow them to communicate with nerve cells and the brain to regulate sensitivity to sound vibrations and head position, researchers at the ...
Neuroscience Mar 08, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 2 |
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a molecule found at elevated levels in cancer cells seems to protect them from the "cell-suicide" that is usually triggered by chemotherapy ...
Cancer Mar 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
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?
Medical research Feb 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |