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  1. This week in health: Liposarcoma facts, World Alzheimer's Day, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago |

    In four years as mayor of Toronto, the one thing everyone will agree on about Rob Ford is that he's full of surprises. From a litany of run-ins with the law, drunken escapades, surreptitiously-filmed crack videos and racist diatribes, Torontonians may be horrified , but they can at least count on him to keep things interesting.


  2. Researchers reveal pathway that contributes to Alzheimer's diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Researchers at Jacksonville's campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a defect in a key cell-signaling pathway they say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients as well as loss of communication between neurons-both significant contributors to this type of dementia. Their study, in the online issue of Neuron , offers the potential that targeting this specific defect with drugs "may rejuvenate or rescue this pathway ," says the study's lead investigator, Guojun Bu, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.


  3. Elmhurst College Hosts Human Trafficking Discussion PanelRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    Law enforcement officials and representatives of social service agencies will sit Oct. 7 on a panel discussion about human trafficking. Titled " Human Trafficking: Here and Now ," the discussion is hosted by Elmhurst College .


  4. New approach to arthritis treatment could avoid serious side-effectsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London. In a study highlighted in Nature Rheumatology, the team developed antibodies that are specific to damaged arthritic cartilage.


  5. Kennedy: Fix UIC med school before adding one in UrbanaRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    A separate medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could be a "game changer" for the campus, but the UI should fix problems with its existing medical center in Chicago first, Chris Kennedy said Thursday. Kennedy, chair of the UI Board of Trustees, said the idea of a small, engineering-based medical school proposed by the campus "has a lot of potential" and could help Urbana attract top researchers in many fields.


  6. New targeted treatment for arthritis looks promisingRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    There is currently no cure for rheumatoid arthritis - an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and bone erosion in the joints - although it can be controlled. Now, a new approach that targets drugs directly to affected joints while avoiding side effects shows promise in a mouse study.


  7. Sarah Wood teamed with husband, ex-Cub pitcher, on foundation, collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Cape Cod Times

    Wood, wife of former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, is co-founder with her husband and vice president of the Wood Family Foundation. She is in her second year at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and we asked her about going back to college as an older student.


  8. Lake in the Hills hires new employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Herald

    Lake in the Hills village officials recently hired new administrative staff members, including a finance director, assistant finance director, and director of parks and recreation. Rich Hentschel is the village's new finance director.


  9. LSU tackles African-American male achievement at summitRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    LSU is looking to expand educational opportunities and success for African-American boys and men in Louisiana, and a Thursday panel of experts weighed in on what works and the complex hurdles that exist. Based on U.S. Department of Education statistics, African-American males lag significantly behind their white counterparts, white females and black females in obtaining college degrees.


  10. Pizza concepts join in on Mac & Cheese competitionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Pizza Marketplace

    The inaugural Mac & Cheese Fest will be held Oct. 4 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Forum from noon to 3 p.m. As part of the event, a number of restaurant concepts will compete for the Golden Noodle and will raise funds for area Ronald McDonald House Charities According to a news release, the Mac & Cheese Fest will feature approximately 50 Chicago chefs featuring their versions of Mac and Cheese. The will be able to use any kind of pasta with any type of cheese as the primary ingredients.


  11. UIC Experts Urge Greater Precautions to Stop EbolaRead the original story

    Thursday | Newswise

    University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health researchers Lisa Brosseau and Rachael Jones suggest that it is possible for Ebola to be transmitted through the air and conservative approaches must be taken to protect healthcare workers who may be exposed to Ebola patients.


  12. Karen Lewis Tweets for Donations: 'Help Me Make a Decision'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | NBC Chicago

    NBC 5's Political reporter Mary Ann Ahern reports. Still undecided on running for mayor, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is soliciting supporters on Twitter to help pad her campaign war chest with enough money to go up against Rahm Emanuel's millions.


  13. Researchers Set Out to Discover How Religion Impacts Morality - and ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday |

    The results of the study, titled, "Morality in Everyday Life, which were published in the journal Science this month, found that there was no significant disparity between believers and nonbelievers when it came to the quality or number of moral acts, according to the Daily Mail . While the results might lead some to dismiss the purported benefits of personal faith, there is one caveat worth noting: religious people were found to have more pride and gratitude when they committed moral acts.


  14. Geneva's Navigato picks BuffaloRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Herald

    Rick West/ ¬ Geneva's Nate Navigato lays one in during Friday's game in Geneva. ¬ The former Duke all-American, the head men's coach at the University of Buffalo, showed up at a Geneva open gym Tuesday night along with assistant coach Nate Oats.


  15. Wild berry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drugRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals research published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology . The study by researchers at King's College Hospital and the University of Southampton suggests that adding nutraceuticals to chemotherapy cycles may improve the effectiveness of conventional drugs, particularly in hard to treat cancers, such as pancreatic cancer .


  16. Loyola Appoints Karen Anderson as Chief Nurse ExecutiveRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Newswise

    Anderson previously served as vice president of Perioperative & Procedural Services and as interim chief nurse executive at Loyola. In this role, she worked with nursing leadership to implement hourly rounding practices across the organization.


  17. Mellon Foundation awards grant for major project in the humanities and sciencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | EurekAlert!

    Penn State's Institute for the Arts and Humanities has received a $260,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a two-year project, "The Boundaries of the Human in the Age of the Life Sciences." The project will support a wide-ranging series of events aimed at exploring two compelling themes in the arts and humanities.


  18. Mechanism behind age-dependent diabetes discoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Ageing of insulin-secreting cells is coupled to a progressive decline in signal transduction and insulin release, according to a recent study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The finding, which is published in the journal Diabetes , provides a new molecular mechanism underlying age-related impairment of insulin-producing cells and diabetes.


  19. DeVry University Advantage Academy Celebrates 10 Years of Student Opportunity and SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Business Wire

    What started in 2004 as an innovative approach to college and career readiness for Chicago Public Schools juniors and seniors has proven to be a winning model that helps students accelerate their education and succeed after graduation. Ten years after its founding, CPS and DeVry University will commemorate the anniversary of the launch of DeVry University Advantage Academy with an alumni reception and celebration.


  20. So Much For Religious People Being More RighteousRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Switched

    So much for religious people being more righteous than non-believers. Sure-to-be-controversial new research shows that religious and non-religious people are equally likely to misbehave .