'Zombie Genes'? UIC Researchers Find Some Brain Cells Increase Activity After DeathIt's not exactly a scene from The Walking Dead, but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that, in the hours after death, some brain cells not only remain active, but actually increase activity.
Study Finds Police Officers Of Color Make Fewer Stops And Arrests And Use Less Force Than White OfficersOne of the first studies of its kind finds that deploying officers of color as well as female officers could reduce shootings and improve how police treat Black residents.
Study: Illinois Ranked No. 3 Among 'Most Moved Out States' In 2020Approximately 66% of United Van Lines’ moves in Illinois last year were outbound, with only 34% inbound, according to their annual migration study.
Abbott's Fast COVID-19 Test Might Miss Too Many Cases, NYU Study FindsThe Food and Drug Administration, which permitted the Abbott test under emergency use authorization in March, is also investigating.
Chicago Ranked Most Affordable Major City For Minimum Wage Workers, Study Finds, But That's Not Saying MuchA new study finds it takes 69% of a minimum wage worker's take-home pay to afford the median rent in Chicago, before any other expenses.
Fatal Crashes Caused By Drivers Running Red Lights Climb To 10-Year HighThe number of people killed in crashes caused by drivers running red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Report: DCFS So Focused On Keeping Families Together, Agency Often Puts Kids In DangerA report has found that it's so difficult to remove children from their parents' care, that many DCFS workers won't even recommend removal to prosecutors.
Seniors Who Fall Prey To Scam Artists Might Be More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's, DementiaNew research suggests seniors who have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia.
Northwestern University Study: Eating 3 Or More Eggs A Day Increases Risk Of Heart Disease, Early DeathIt's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day -- or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol -- have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds.
Stem Cell Therapy Could Be Life-Changing For Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Study FindsAn experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis is showing promise in stopping symptoms of the disease, according to a new study that found that a single stem cell transplant could stop or delay symptoms better than some medications.
AAA Study: Teen Drivers At Higher Risk Of Deadly Crash With Teen PassengersNew research from AAA shows just how dangerous it can be when teens are driving with other teens.
Scientists Warn Earth At Risk Of Becoming 'Hothouse' If Tipping Point ReachedScientists are warning that a domino effect will kick in if global temperatures rise more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, leading to "hothouse" conditions and higher sea levels, making some areas on Earth uninhabitable.
AAA Study: Android Auto And CarPlay Less Distracting, But Not Safe While DrivingA new study by the AAA has examined the impact of vehicle infotainment systems on distracted driving.
IQ Scores Are Falling And Have Been For Decades, New Study FindsThe research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.
AAA Study: Deadly Hit-And-Run Crashes Reach An All-Time HighMore than one hit and run crash happens every minute on U.S. roads, even though all states have laws making it illegal to leave the scene of an accident, according to a new study by the AAA.