Medical Research

Jermaine Cullum (Credit: Facebook)

Heart Of Basketball Player Who Died After Collapse Donated For Research

The death in the past week of a West Side teen who collapsed during a basketball tournament may provide medical science with a way to determine how to find and treat the rare condition that killed him.


Doctor Generic

Government Shutdown May Affect Local Medical Research

CHICAGO (CBS) – The partial government shutdown may affect the biomedical research planned at some Chicago hospitals. Oct. 5 is a date that researchers at Rush University have been preparing for some time. It’s the […]


18 Human Heads Found At O’Hare

Investigators believe a shipment of 18 human heads intercepted by customs officials at O’Hare International Airport are, in fact, legitimate medical specimens, authorities said Tuesday.


Actor Bernie Mac (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

U. Of I. Research Center Named In Bernie Mac’s Honor

Some treatment rooms get a new name–and thousands of patients get some new hope–as the University of Illinois dedicates a research and care center to the late Comedian Bernie Mac.


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Don’t Cut Medical Research

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is urging voters to write letters to their Congressmen and tell them to leave the funding for medical research alone.

WBBM Newsradio–02/28/2011