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New Academic and Residential Complex Breaks Ground at UIC

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With enrollment hitting record-setting levels at the University of Illinois at Chicago this fall and projected numbers of new students climbing by as many as 10,000 over the next decade, a new “living-learning” community will be built to provide necessary residential and academic spaces for students.

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Study Advances Gene Therapy for Glaucoma

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In a study published today in the scientific journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Kaufman and Curtis Brandt, a fellow professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at UW-Madison, showed an improved tactic for delivering new genes into the eye's fluid drain, called the trabecular meshwork. It could lead to a treatment for glaucoma.

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Tracking the Impact of Early Abuse and Neglect

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Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study led by Lee Raby, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Utah.

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Who Might Benefit From Immunotherapy? New Study Suggests Possible Marker

New research finds that PDL-1 expressed in antigen presenting cells – macrophages and dendritic cells found in the tumor microenvironment and in the nearby lymph nodes -- is a better indicator than PDL-1 in the tumor of who will respond to immunotherapy drugs.

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Bariatric Surgery Prolongs Lifespan in Obese

Obese, middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical treatment over a 10-year period, reports a study that answers questions about the long-term risk of the surgery. 

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NIH Invests in Collaborative Research to Understand Mechanisms Controlling Cell Division

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A three-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand cell-size control in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

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Smartphone App Now Recognizes FASD Thanks to MMI Geneticist

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With a smartphone and an app, qualified health care professionals can now diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in their office thanks to a suggestion from Omar Rahman, M.D.

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Families Who Adopt Receive Specialized Medical Care From Montefiore

Parents of adopted children can now consult with a nationally recognized expert in adoption medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

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