Science Market Update

$100M Gift Makes New Medical Institute Possible at University of Chicago Medicine

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Thu, Aug 03, 2017

The University of Chicago is receiving $100 million from Craig Duchossois, his wife, and Janet Duchossois and The Duchossois Family Foundation. The funding will be used to establish a new life science institute that will focus on the development of a “new science of wellness.”  As the name indicates, The Duchossois Family Institute: Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health, will work to accelerate research and interventions based on how the human immune system, microbiome and genetics interact to maintain health.

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U of I at Chicago Receives $17.7 M Translational Research Grant

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Sep 09, 2016

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a four year, $17.7 million grant to the university of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Clinical and Transitional Science to further translational research.

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UIC: New Treatment Option For Type 1 Diabetes Brings Research Funding

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Aug 15, 2016

The University of Illinois at Chicago received a two-year, $475,000 grant to study a new treatment for type 1 diabetes that might help protect the pancreas. This promising new treatment would involve using two protein molecules to reduce the damage caused by the body’s autoimmune response.  The research led by Dr. Bellur S. Prabhaker, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at UIC, could eventually free many diabetes patients from the rigors of daily insulin injections.  

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UChicago and Evelo Biosciences to Develop New Cancer Immunotherapy

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Researchers around the world are constantly studying ways to create new treatment methods to fight cancer. With so many different forms of cancer, using one treatment method is not always effective for everyone battling this disease. Recently, a team of scientists in Chicago teamed up to create a new treatment method. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the biotechnology company Evelo Biosciences have partnered to develop a new microbiome-based immunotherapy treatment method for fighting cancer. 

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Newly Renovated College of Dentistry Research Laboratory Open at UIC

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Apr 27, 2016

The University of Illinois at Chicago is currently ranked in the top fifty for research institutions in the nation, with numerous deparments ranking in the top 10. Hundreds of researchers work throughout the university, investigating cutting-edge life science topics. In order to provide state-of-the-art research facilities to these leading life scientists, the College of Dentistry at UIC just renovated laboratory space on the first, fourth and fifth floors of the college.   

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$5M Donation to Boost Cancer Research at UChicago

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Feb 15, 2016

There are numerous different types of cancers that affect people around the world. According to the National Cancer Institute, national expenditures for cancer research could exceed $156 billion by 2020, making it one of the most expensive, well-funded research topics around the world. The University of Chicago is one of the many institutions committed to cancer research, with a Comprehensive Cancer Center housing more than 210 researchers and clinicians.

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Illinois Researchers Engineer Artificial Ribosome

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Ribosomes, found within cells, are vital to the production of proteins and enzymes. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Illinois and Northwestern University recently created the first ribosome engineered in a lab. This newly engineered ribosome, named Ribo-T, was found to work almost as well as natural ribosomes found within organisms, leading scientists to see potential uses for new drugs and biomaterials. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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UChicago Researchers Use Spectroscopy to Understand How Virus Cause Their Own Death

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed a new spectroscopy method that has the potential to help scientists better understand certain molecular processes, ultimately helping them create future treatments for different viruses.

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The Top 5 Funding Facts To Know About UI Chicago

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Mon, Sep 22, 2014

The University of Illinois, Chicago is highlighted time and time again in Science Market Update for its researchers' critical discoveries and and contributions to science. But what about the grants and awards that go into funding these projects? Read on to discover the Top 5 Funding Facts you need to know about UIC:

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Urbana Researcher Contradicts on Cause of Heart Disease

Posted by Anita Zhang on Sun, Apr 13, 2014

Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) has been considered to be the major cause of heart disease. However, Professor Fred Kummerow from the University of Illinois recently drew a different conclusion on this issue based on his six-decades research.

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