March 06, 2014

U. Of Illinois Adds Sex-Changes To Insurance

University of Illinois trustees have voted to add coverage for sex-change operations to the health insurance plan used by many students at the flagship campus.


This photo shows the new cardiac device ― a thin, elastic membrane ― fitted over a rabbit's heart. The membrane is imprinted with a network of electrodes that can monitor cardiac function and deliver an electrical impulse to correct an erratic h
(Credit University of Illinois and Washington University)
February 25, 2014

U of I, Wash U Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Create Pacemaker

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.


February 17, 2014

DCFS Director Once Pleaded Guilty To Theft, Was Sued For Child Support

Gov. Pat Quinn’s new director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services pleaded guilty to stealing from clients of a West Side social service agency and later became embroiled in a child-support battle over a daughter he said he never knew he’d fathered, records show.


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