research

A researcher in California works on a project to erase memories from mice. (CBS)

Research On Mice Could Lead To Erasing Bad Memories For Humans

In the “Men in Black” movies, the characters use a memor- zapping gun. In a California lab, scientists have done it for real. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

10/23/2014

26 - OLYMPICS

Tripping Seniors On Purpose To Stop Future Falls

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it’s not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults.

08/28/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Promotes Stroke Research Funding, Treatments

The Republican from Highland Park, who suffered a stroke in January 2012, attended a round-table discussion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with Chicago-area stroke researchers. He emphasized the importance of funding National Institutes of Health research.

04/17/2014

Artistic rendering of a new "global hub" for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston. (Credit: Northwestern)

Northwestern Announces $3.75 Billion Fundraising Effort

The private suburban Chicago university says the money will be used to a series of new buildings and renovations while also endowing professorships, creating scholarships and supporting research, among other plans.

03/14/2014

The VanHoutan family started Noah's Hope, a charity to raise money for research into Batten Disease, after their son Noah and daughter Laine were diagnosed with the rare, fatal brain disease. (Family Photo)

Family Helping Fund Research For Rare Disease That Struck Son, Daughter

They start out growing up like any other child, until a seizure strikes. It’s the first sign of a deadly, rare brain disease that robs children of their abilities before taking their lives. This weekend, you can help a Downers Grove family try to find a cure for Batten Disease.

CBS 2–05/17/2013

Dr. Julian Bailes shows PET scan images from a research study on CTE, including scans of five living former NFL players. (Credit: CBS)

Research Suggests Scan Could Find Concussion Trauma In Living Patients

It’s a breakthrough that could help save the lives of athletes who play contact sports. Research conducted partially in Chicago has found a way to diagnose a devastating brain disease for the first time, while the athlete is still alive.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

Bob Lee, Cancer Survivor

Someone You Should Know: Cancer Survivor, Fundraiser Bob Lee

Bob Lee of Barrington is giving back to cancer research and other causes. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

01/18/2013

Dogs like this one are being trained to detect certain cancers in women. (CBS)

Cancer-Sniffing Dogs Could Save Lives Of Women, Researchers Say

They’re not just great companions. Man’s best friend may also be a secret weapon in the fight against cancer. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

12/06/2012

MRI images from a breast cancer screening. (Credit: CBS)

Recent Breast Cancer Study Giving New Hope To Doctors, Patients

A recent breakthrough could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.

CBS 2–09/24/2012

Daniel Noe, of Peoria, went missing in 1978, after telling his parents he was hitchhiking from Washington state to the Chicago area to go back to college at Northwestern University. His family feared he had become a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, but DNA evidence confirmed he had died on a mountainside in Utah, where his body was found in 2010. (Photo Courtesy: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Gacy Probe Helps Solve Unrelated Case Of Missing Peoria Man

Cook County Sheriff’s investigators trying to identify victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy have solved the unrelated case of a missing man from Peoria, whose body was found on a mountainside in Utah two years ago.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

Which one of these 'Mad Men' actresses is tougher? New research finds it would be redhead Christina Hendricks. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Redheads Are Tougher Than The Rest Of Us, Research Finds

Blondes, they say, have more fun, but redheads, it seems, are tougher.

03/05/2012

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Northwestern Researching Possible Solution For Peanut Allergies

Nut or peanut allergies can be life threatening. Now, research from Northwestern University is offering hope for the nearly 2 million people nationwide who suffer from this type of allergy.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

English Channel map (Credit: AP)

Local Banker To Swim English Channel For ALS Research

BARRINGTON, Ill. (WBBM) – A 53-year-old investment banker has been packing in the ice cream to keep up his weight for an English Channel swim later this month in honor of his late father. Doug […]

WBBM Newsradio–08/04/2011