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Article ID: 696545

UIC awarded $1M grant to advance inclusion in STEM education

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $1 million grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence Initiative.

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22-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696488

Ketamine Acts Fast to Treat Depression and Its Effects Last — but How?

University of Illinois at Chicago

In contrast to most antidepressant medications, which can take several weeks to reduce depressive symptoms, ketamine — a commonly used veterinary anesthetic — can lift a person out of a deep depression within minutes of its administration, and its effects can last several weeks. Researchers have long-wondered how ketamine can both act quickly and be so long-lasting.

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21-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696229

$1.9 million grant aims to improve behavioral health care delivery

University of Illinois at Chicago

Graduate students in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago will receive specialized training to help individuals with mental health issues in Chicago’s marginalized communities.

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19-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696266

Use of Alternative Medicines Has Doubled Among Kids, Especially Teens

University of Illinois at Chicago

A JAMA Pediatrics study shows that since 2003, the use of alternative medicines among children has doubled. Increased use of Omega-3 fatty acids and melatonin among adolescents ages 13 to 18 drives the change.

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18-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696225

Daily Fasting Works for Weight Loss

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new study shows that daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure. The study is the first to examine the effect of time-restricted eating — a form of fasting that limits food consumption to select hours each day — on weight loss in obese individuals.

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18-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696153

Nine UIC students named Schweitzer Fellows

University of Illinois at Chicago

Nine University of Illinois at Chicago students have been awarded Schweitzer fellowships, a service learning program for health professional students committed to helping Chicago’s underserved.Named in honor of humanitarian and Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the fellowship encourages exceptional students in health and human service fields to serve the most vulnerable members of society, including the uninsured, immigrants, the homeless, returning veterans, minorities and the working poor.

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14-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696143

EEG can determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or talk therapy

University of Illinois at Chicago

People react differently to positive events in their lives. For some, a small reward can have a large impact on their mood, while others may get a smaller emotional boost from the same positive event.These reactions can not only be objectively measured in a simple office evaluation, but researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago report that they can help clinicians determine whether a patient with anxiety or depression is responding to treatment and if they will do better on an antidepressant drug, or in talk therapy.

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Article ID: 695901

One-Third of US Adults May Unknowingly Use Medications That Can Cause Depression

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that have the potential to cause depression or increase the risk of suicide.

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11-Jun-2018 11:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695821

UIC hosts STEM Academy summer camp for high school students

University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC CHANCE program partners with ComEd for STEM camp

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7-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695722

Poor Sleep Efficiency Linked to Lower Cognitive Functioning in People with Diabetes and Prediabetes

University of Illinois at Chicago

A study published in the journal Acta Diabetologica reports that people with diabetes and prediabetes who have lower sleep efficiency – a measure of how much time in bed is actually spent sleeping – have poorer cognitive function than those with better sleep efficiency.“The cognitive effects of poor sleep quality are worse for this population, which we know is already at risk for developing cognitive impairment as a result of having diabetes,” said Dr.

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