Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's, Diversifying The Drug SearchFor years researchers have been guided by one leading theory — that getting rid of a buildup of a sticky protein called amyloid would ease the mind-robbing disease. Yet drug after drug has failed.
Going Bald For A Great CauseOn Saturday, Chicago's Iron Horse Ale House is hosting the St. Baldrick's Foundation head-shaving event.
How An Entire Line Of Dogs In The Americas DisappearedResearchers report that dogs that lived in the Americas for thousands of years were wiped out after Europeans arrived on the continent.
Autism Speaks Walk To Enhance The Lives Of Those On The SpectrumThe goal of the Chicago Autism Speaks Walk is to raise money and enhance the lives of people living on the spectrum and fund autism research.
$1M Grant Going Towards Research To Fight Opioid CrisisA Springfield researcher is looking into ways to fight the opioid crisis with help from a $1 million federal grant.
Attorney General Says Do Your Research Before Donating To CharitiesAs your mailbox and your inbox fill up with end-of-the-year donation requests, the Illinois Attorney General encourages you to ask questions first.
Study: Most Sleepwalkers Feel No Pain, But Suffer More Headaches And MigrainesAccording to a study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, based in Darien, Illinois, the majority of sleepwalkers feel no pain, even when suffering injuries.
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.