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  • How to make it easier for health workers to volunteer in crises

    The United Nations estimates that 5,000 more international healthcare workers will be needed during the coming months in West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. But where they will come from is not entirely clear. As World Bank President Jim Yong Kim...
  • 'Still Alice' powerfully presents a mind falling to Alzheimer's

    Losing your mind is a terrible thing to watch, but the splendid acting in "Still Alice" makes it worth the pain. Scarier than any Elm Street nightmare, a horror film for the rest of us, it succeeds despite itself not because of one strong performance...
  • Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline

    Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline
    With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
  • Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?

    Are you an environmental enemy if you replace your lawn with fake grass?
    How bad is California’s drought? “Imagine a disaster movie in which 22 million people are told that they have only 12 to 18 months of water left. Unless Southern Californians pull together, we will be making that movie,” water...
  • Ernie Vandeweghe dies at 86; NBA player became the Lakers' team doctor

    Ernie Vandeweghe, who attended medical school while playing for the New York Knicks and later served as the Lakers' team doctor, has died. He was 86. Vandeweghe died Sunday at home in Newport Beach of natural causes, according to his son, Kiki, who...
  • University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will 'democratize' research

     University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will 'democratize' research
    With a new system to compile and help navigate mountains of cancer data, University of Chicago health experts are aiming to bring the future of medicine a little closer. The Genomic Data Commons project will help researchers around the country assess...
  • U. of C. sees tough competition from New York for Obama library

    U. of C. sees tough competition from New York for Obama library
    The official heading up the University of Chicago bid to host the Barack Obama presidential library said Wednesday that the biggest threat to bringing the facility to Chicago's South Side comes from New York. While there is serious competition from...
  • USC is no longer top U.S. spot for international students

    USC is no longer top U.S. spot for international students
    For the first time in 13 years, USC has lost its title as the leader in recruiting lucrative foreign students, according to a new report. USC enrolled about 10,900 students from outside the country in the last academic year, according to a survey of U....
  • Though cheered by Wall Street, most mergers don't work out for buyers

    — Wall Street's big business — helping companies buy other companies — is hotter than it's been in years. When pharmaceuticals giant Actavis said it was buying Allergan Inc. in Irvine and Halliburton said it would take over rival oil-...
  • Superstorm Sandy followed by heart attacks, strokes in hardest-hit New Jersey counties

    Superstorm Sandy followed by heart attacks, strokes in hardest-hit New Jersey counties
    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy ripped houses from their foundations, reshaped the Jersey Shore and shuttered countless businesses in October 2012, but now researchers at Rutgers University tell of another devastating consequence: It increased...
  • Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways

     Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways
    In its bid for the Obama presidential library, the University of Illinois at Chicago has proposed a visitor center and academic institute complex on its Near West Side campus that would extend over portions of the Jane Byrne Interchange. Though the plan...