New Research Suggests Why Firefighters Are Prone To Certain CancersCBS 2's Chris Martinez follows up on why the first-responders are so vulnerable.
Medical Pilot Program Uses 'Fitbits' To Monitor PatientsCBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports wrist-fastened devices are not just for exercise anymore.
Research On Mice Could Lead To Erasing Bad Memories For HumansIn 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.
Tripping Seniors On Purpose To Stop Future FallsResearchers 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.
Kirk Promotes Stroke Research Funding, TreatmentsThe 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.
Northwestern Announces $3.75 Billion Fundraising EffortThe 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.
Family Helping Fund Research For Rare Disease That Struck Son, DaughterThey 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.
Research Suggests Scan Could Find Concussion Trauma In Living PatientsIt'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.
Someone You Should Know: Cancer Survivor, Fundraiser Bob LeeBob Lee of Barrington is giving back to cancer research and other causes. CBS 2's Harry Porterfield reports.
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.
Recent Breast Cancer Study Giving New Hope To Doctors, PatientsA recent breakthrough could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.
Gacy Probe Helps Solve Unrelated Case Of Missing Peoria ManCook 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.