| Oct 20, 2011
| 10:21 AM
At the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, scientists are working on a database that will help drug makers decide which of 1,000 or so materials are safest and most effective to deliver specific medications.
It's a project that could get a big...
| Jul 13, 2011
Three area hospitals were recognized in a new nationwide survey for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients.
The Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index 2011, released last week, cited Advocate Illinois Masonic...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Those of us lucky enough to grow old must contend with the miserable stereotypes of what it's like: the frailty, the forgetfulness, the early bird specials.
But in aging, as in many things, attitude can make all the difference. Research has shown that...
| Nov 5, 2010
Like every dedicated farmer, Darius Dixon rises before dawn each morning and heads out the door with dreams of a bountiful harvest.
But for Dixon, 17, embracing an agrarian way of life requires a grueling two-hour commute five days a week on a CTA bus...
| May 18, 2012
It's often cheaper, and certainly more convenient, but you might wonder whether you get what you pay for with an online MBA.
A few top-flight business schools have entered the online world, bringing cachet to the field. But skeptics abound. Access to the...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 5:11 PM
At 3:15 p.m. on a weekday, the busy eighth floor of Chicago's St. Joseph Hospital is buzzing with noise. Alarms beep incessantly. The elevator dings each time the doors open. During the shift change, the "cocktail party effect" kicks in; people talk...
| Aug 26, 2011
The scowl that creased Troy Piccinini's face on a recent afternoon was not the game face of a football player, at least not this fall.
Piccinini, 16, just had struggled through tests of his short-term memory and other cognitive functions. After suffering...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 5:47 AM
The three young workers sank into a funnel of corn that pulled them down like quicksand toward the bottom of the giant grain bin.
Wyatt Whitebread, 14, started screaming as the kernels moved past his chest, up his chin and over his head within a matter...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 8:35 PM
A few weeks ago, 24-year-old Amanda Stirrat completed her master's degree in public health at Purdue University. Most of her peers struggled to find work. As for Stirrat?
"The job market seemed easy," she said with a shrug.
She credited her studies in...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 3:36 PM
Relaxing on a couch, hanging out with his brother and cousin, another Big Ten title tacked onto his resume, Terrelle Pryor took a call from DeVier Posey, one of his Ohio State teammates.
Posey is a receiver, but he nonetheless managed to deliver a...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 5:08 PM
Denard Robinson and Rich Rodriguez bonded on a football field covered with snow.
Robinson had come to Ann Arbor from south Florida for a recruiting visit on the second weekend in January 2009. The inside of Michigan Stadium looked whiter than Miss...