The Columbia Chronicle

Hepatitis C vaccine on horizon

By Emily Fasold

April 2, 2012

Researchers at the University of Alberta have come one step closer to developing a preventative vaccine against all major strains of the hepatitis C virus, an accomplishment that was considered impossible until recently.The research was led by Michael Houghton, a virology professor at the university who discovered the virus in 1989. He and his colleagues tested the vaccine on 60 people and found that many made cross-neutr...

Iraqi novelist visits Columbia

By Dannis Valera

February 23, 2012

In collaboration with the Journalism and Fiction Writing departments, as well as Critical Encounters, Iraqi novelist Mahmoud Saeed came to talk about his latest novel; The World Through the Eyes of Angels. Mary Schmich, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, interviewed him about being a writer under Saddam Hussein's dictatorship and how he ended up here in Chicago.

Raising mental health concerns

By Stephanie Saviola

February 21, 2011

Since the infamous Jan. 8 Tucson, Ariz. shooting that claimed the lives of six people and injured 12, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, there has been an increasing push to instate new mental health laws. At the same time, there is a need for increased government funding for mental health care.Rob Barber, a congressional aide who was injured in the attack, recently announced he is starting a program, The Fund for Civilit...

Rest needed to function, not late nights

By J_Howard

December 13, 2010

In a world of 24-hour grocery stores, late-night television and instant communication, getting enough rest becomes more of an afterthought in today’s society, though it is essential for functioning daily and keeping healthy.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one quarter of Americans said they do not get enough sleep. The consequences of this can lead to more than just being tired the nex...

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