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4 hrs ago | The Southtown Star

Oak Lawn teen a volunteer force

It's been a dream of his to give back to a country in need. As president of Cross Countries, a volunteer group that started with a group of runners who wanted to give back, the senior-to-be at Oak Lawn Community High School is working to help the group raise $60,000, some of which will fund the trip to Bolivia and the rest of which will help fund a ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | Newswise

Removing Vending Machines From Schools Is Not Enough to Reduce Soda Consumption

Banning vending machines from schools can actually increase soda and fast food consumption among students if it's the only school food policy change implemented, according to research conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

11 hrs ago | Fox News

New drug could treat low testosterone with fewer side effects

In fertility treatment, what's good for the goose apparently is good for the gander.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Clomid, Clomiphene (generic)

Thu Jul 31, 2014

CiteULike

Economic Contextual Factors and Child Body Mass Index

Author contact info: Lisa Powell Institute for Health Research and Policy University of Illinois at Chicago 1747 W. Roosevelt Road Rm 558, MC275 Chicago, IL 60608 Tel: 312-413-8468 Fax: 312-355-2801 E-Mail: powelll@uic.edu Frank J. Chaloupka, IV Department of Economics College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 601 S. Morgan Street, Room 713 Chicago, IL ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Overclockers Club

Uncovering the Glue of Cooper Pairs

Superconductivity is a phenomenon that could drastically change the world, when we can finally get it to occur at room temperatures.

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Domestic Fuel

UIC Researchers Convert Waste Carbon to Fuel

In this Ethanol Report, RFA Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper gives some of the major findings of a new report that shows ethanol is the world's lowest cost motor fuel and octane source.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

WGN-TV Chicago

This is how your next selfie could reveal when you will die

Here's how it works: The website analyzes everything from the lines in your forehead to crow's feet and the size of your nose.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Wilmington

EurekAlert!

New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to fuel

Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products, bringing the process closer to commercial viability.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Glucose 'control switch' in the brain key to both types of diabetes

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in part of the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Supplement, Hypothalamus, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Health.com

Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

Elementary school students seem to be satisfied with the healthier school lunches being offered to them, according to a new study of school officials.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Agriculture, Science, Family, Kids

EurekAlert!

Physicists unlock nature of high-temperature superconductivity

This is UIC physicist Dirk Morr, who worked with researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory, says the findings were the result of 'the close collaboration of theory and experiment.'

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Related Topix: Physics, Science, Illinois, Cornell University

Daily Herald

Why this is the worst summer construction season ever

Late for day care. Late for work. Late for meetings. Crawling along I-355. At a standstill on I-90.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea

I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Illinois Travel, Chicago Travel, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Russia Taday

Chicago gun violence may cost 'Rahmbo' his job

A particularly violent July in Chicago - following years of staggeringly-high numbers of homicides in the city - has drawn attention to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election campaign, raising questions about his chances of surviving a challenge in 2015.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, 2012 Presidential Election

Switched

Gun Violence May Cost America's Most Famous Mayor His Job

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to speakers during a press conference December 20, 2012, in Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

My FOX Chicago

Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges.

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Related Topix: Cook County, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Northeastern Illinois University

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Medical News

Impaired emotion recognition runs in families with psychosis

The findings emerge from an analysis of patients and relatives in the Bipolar- Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes study.

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Related Topix: Health

Deseret News

Student attitudes changing on healthy school lunches, studies say

A student picks up grapes in the lunch line at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan on Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: West Jordan, UT, Education Etc., Life, Fruits, Food, University of Chicago

R & D

Quenching the world's water and energy crises, one tiny droplet at a time

In the Namib Desert of Africa, the fog-filled morning wind carries the drinking water for a beetle called the Stenocara.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot

An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

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