Ten million lives saved by 1962 breakthrough, study says
Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A — and approximately 450,000 deaths from these diseases — were prevented in the U.S. alone between 1963 and 2015 by vaccination, researchers estimate. The study is published in AIMS Public Health.
2016 Researcher and Scholar of the Year
The Researcher and Scholar of the Year Awards recognize eight UIC scientists who are advancing knowledge in their fields. The Distinguished Researcher Award honors three researchers with a record of outstanding achievement. The Rising Star Award honors early-career researchers who show promise as future leaders.
Scientists stimulate immune system, stop cancer growth
A chemical found in tumors may help stop tumor growth, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that increasing expression of a chemical cytokine called LIGHT in mice with colon cancer activated the immune system’s natural cancer-killing T-cells and caused primary tumors and metastatic tumors in the liver to shrink.
Study examines the risky business of international alliances and acquisitions
A new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago examines the influence “country risks” have on U.S. firms’ choices to expand abroad. Research by Andriy Bodnaruk, associate professor of finance, focuses on what drives the choice between alliances versus mergers and acquisitions as growth strategies, finding that strategic alliances with foreign companies are the most popular way of investing abroad.