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Scientists May Have Discovered Particle Predicted By Local Expert

University of Chicago cosmologist Michael Turner predicted an orbiting observatory might find an excess of positrons over electrons, from dark matter particles annihilating each other.

04/03/2013

After years of treatment, Henry Schlaak has made remarkable progress after being diagnosed with autism. (CBS)

CDC Estimates 1 In 50 Children Have Autism

A new study indicates autism is much more widespread than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says 1 in every 50 school age kids has autism—that is about 1 million children nationwide.

03/20/2013

Terry Martin, who has Type 2 diabetes, tests her blood sugar level. (Credit: CBS)

Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black Communities

Dr. Monica Peek, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Chicago, said, “From the recent findings, the top 11 communities for diabetes death rates, 10 of those are African-American.”

03/11/2013

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U Of C Economist Says Sequestration Fears Overblown

A University of Chicago economist says sequestration might help a bit, certainly will not hurt nearly as badly as the administration is warning, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/25/2013

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Protesters March For Adult Trauma Center At U Of C

Around 70 protesters marched on the University of Chicago Medical Center demanding the school provide a Level 1 trauma center to the surrounding South Side neighborhoods.

02/23/2013

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U Of C Planning To Build Off-Campus Apartment Building

The University of Chicago, encouraged by early success of its Harper Court redevelopment, is pushing forward with plans to build a retail and apartment building less than a half-mile away from it.

02/22/2013

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Field Museum Studying Martian Meteorite

Scientists at the Field Museum have been studying a meteorite from Mars that could lead to a demotion of the Red Planet.

02/12/2013

A coyote wanders in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Feb. 6, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Coyote Sightings On The Rise

Local residents were being warned to keep their pets on a tight leash, as coyotes are out in bigger numbers, and acting more aggressively, likely due to their mating season.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

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Program To Fight Diabetes On South Side Touted As Model

A program on Chicago’s South Side is being touted as a model for the nation in combating the high rate of diabetes in poor neighborhoods.

01/24/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends a panel discussion on gun violence at the University of Chicago on Jan. 15, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Speaks At Panel Discussion On Gun Violence

He was shot at a gas station, tried to drive to the hospital, and died. As a murder victim’s family was demanding stronger gun laws in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was pushing for stricter gun control nationwide.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

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Best Ways To Experience The Presidential Inauguration In Chicago

A prestigious institution of higher learning once graced with educational lectures from our president elect, The University of Chicago is an ideal place to visit during the 2013 inaugural ceremony. These important landmarks in Hyde Park are well worth considering at this historic time.

01/07/2013

Matthew Collum, a senior at Westinghouse College Prep, has received a full scholarship from the University of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Teen Gets Full Ride To University Of Chicago

A high school senior who lives in one of Chicago’s poorest and most violent neighborhoods has received a full scholarship to one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

Metro Squash teaches young urban youths the relatively unknown sport. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Metro Squash

Squash in this case is not a vegetable. It’s a sport that helps inspire young people. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports on a Hyde Park-based program.

11/30/2012

A defibrillator used to treat cardiac arrest.

Doctor Maps AED Locations

Dr. David Beiser and students from U of C’s Lab School set out to map AED locations in Hyde Park.

11/29/2012

Michelle Jahnke was diagnosed with cancer six weeks after learning she was pregnant.

Faith Powers Expectant Mother In Cancer Fight

Michelle Jahnke was diagnosed with cancer six weeks after learning she was pregnant.

11/28/2012

Michelle Jones, 17, is charged with armed robbery with a firearm, and attempted armed robbery with a firearm, in the mugging of two University of Chicago students on Oct. 16, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Teenage Girls Charged With Robberies At U Of C

Four teenage girls have been charged with robbing two University of Chicago students at gunpoint.

10/18/2012

Pegomastax Africanus (Credit: University Of Chicago)

New Cat-Sized, Veggie-Eating Dinosaur Discovered By Paul Sereno

Dinosaur hunter Paul Sereno has uncovered a new species–a cat sized vegetarian with teeth like a dog.

10/03/2012

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University Of Chicago Does Away With Swim Test Requirement

For college students at the University of Chicago, the swim test will soon be history, along with the physical fitness and endurance tests that led many students to end up with a gym requirement.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley talks about his first year of retirement, after speaking at a trade show at the Merchandise Mart on June 11, 2012. Daley left office in May 2011, after 22 years as mayor of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Daley, Freeman-Wilson Team Up For U Of C Public Policy Program

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and a group of University of Chicago graduate students he now teaches are reaching across the state line to help the battered steel town of Gary, Ind.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

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

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