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Released: 8-Jun-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Study finds nearly 16% of Illinois COVID-19 cases linked to spread from Chicago jail
University of Chicago Medical Center

Using data from Cook County Jail, researchers analyzed the relationship between jailing practices and COVID-19 community infections. They found that cycling through Cook County Jail—which accounts for the period of time from arrest to awaiting hearings and trials—is associated with 15.9% of all documented COVID-19 cases in Chicago and 15.7% of those in Illinois.

Newswise: $5 Million Grant from Oprah Winfrey Accelerates Rush and City’s COVID-19 Prevention Efforts on West, South Sides
Released: 20-May-2020 4:55 PM EDT
$5 Million Grant from Oprah Winfrey Accelerates Rush and City’s COVID-19 Prevention Efforts on West, South Sides
Rush University Medical Center

Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation has donated $5M to accelerate Rush and West Side United-led efforts to help West Side neighborhoods prevent and battle COVID-19

Newswise: UChicago Medicine to open $20 million outpatient center in River East
Released: 20-Feb-2020 1:15 PM EST
UChicago Medicine to open $20 million outpatient center in River East
University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine's new, $20 million space in Chicago's River East merges two Streeterville sites to bring expanded multi-specialty care to the popular neighborhood.

Newswise: U researchers find public safety risks in bail reform
Released: 19-Feb-2020 12:35 PM EST
U researchers find public safety risks in bail reform
University of Utah

Discussions of reforming the bail system, which allows defendants to post a monetary bond and leave jail while they await trial, often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit additional crimes? The answer, according to two University of Utah professors, appears to be yes.

Newswise: Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry
Released: 18-Feb-2020 11:40 AM EST
Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry
Iowa State University

A 1905 story not only prompted massive reforms in U.S. food and public health policy and inspired Upton Sinclair’s widely popular novel “The Jungle.” It was also one of the first examples of the power of photojournalism, as uncovered in a recent Iowa State University study.

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Released: 30-Jan-2020 11:40 AM EST
UIC report examines black population loss in Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago

A mix of factors is involved in Chicago’s declining black population and others aren’t well defined, but inequality stands out as a leading element, according to a new report from the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Released: 29-Jan-2020 11:30 AM EST
Parents Should Do More to Address Bullying, Say Chicago Parents
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

When asked who should do more to address bullying, 83 percent of Chicago parents who considered it a big problem for youth responded “parents,” according to the latest survey results released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Teachers and school administrators were next on the list, each selected by 45 percent of parents in response to the question.

Newswise: Chicagoan gives $10M to UIC for outpatient surgery center
Released: 14-Nov-2019 2:50 PM EST
Chicagoan gives $10M to UIC for outpatient surgery center
University of Illinois at Chicago

A $10 million donation funds a new center for outpatient surgery at UIC.

Released: 11-Jul-2019 1:00 PM EDT
New UChicago Medicine report outlines top health priorities for South Side communities
University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago Medicine's 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment emphasizes diabetes, asthma and trauma resiliency, as well as importance of addressing underlying contributors to health concerns and chronic disease

Newswise: Scientists use machine learning to identify high-performing solar materials
Released: 5-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
Scientists use machine learning to identify high-performing solar materials
Argonne National Laboratory

Thanks to a study that combines the power of supercomputing with data science and experimental methods, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Cambridge in England have developed a novel “design to device” approach to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).

Newswise: Chain Reaction Innovations project at Argonne National Laboratory aims to fill critical computing needs
Released: 4-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
Chain Reaction Innovations project at Argonne National Laboratory aims to fill critical computing needs
Argonne National Laboratory

A nanoscientist’s work in silicon photonics may inspire more energy-efficient computing and data centers.

Newswise: Argonne and Convergent Science join forces for better engines
Released: 1-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST
Argonne and Convergent Science join forces for better engines
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new software model that can help analyze the dynamics in the cylinders of spark-ignition engines during operation.

Newswise: American Academy of Dermatology to Install New Officers and Board Members
Released: 1-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
American Academy of Dermatology to Install New Officers and Board Members
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology will install four new officers and four new members of its board of directors on Tuesday, March 5, at the conclusion of the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington.

Newswise: George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, to Assume Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology
Released: 1-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, to Assume Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology on Tuesday, March 5, at the conclusion of the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington.

Newswise: Research Suggests Connection Between Excessive Sweating and Mental Health Conditions
26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Suggests Connection Between Excessive Sweating and Mental Health Conditions
American Academy of Dermatology

Research presented at the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington indicates that people with hyperhidrosis are more likely than the general population to have anxiety, depression and attention deficit disorder.

Newswise: As Floodwaters Rise, So Do Dermatologic Conditions
26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
As Floodwaters Rise, So Do Dermatologic Conditions
American Academy of Dermatology

As more frequent and intense flooding events have occurred in recent years, both disaster victims and relief workers have experienced significant dermatologic problems.

Newswise: Research Demonstrates Potential of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss
26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Research Demonstrates Potential of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss
American Academy of Dermatology

A growing body of evidence indicates that PRP treatment can provide effective therapy for hair loss.

Newswise: Study Indicates Isotretinoin Is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Depression
26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Study Indicates Isotretinoin Is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Depression
American Academy of Dermatology

Data presented at the 2019 AAD Annual Meeting in Washington indicate that there is no significant difference in the frequency of depression between acne patients treated with isotretinoin and those who receive other types of therapy.

Newswise: Tattoo Complications May Warrant a Trip to the Doctor
26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Tattoo Complications May Warrant a Trip to the Doctor
American Academy of Dermatology

Research indicates that 10 percent of people with tattoos experience some sort of complication; a board-certified dermatologist can help these individuals.

Newswise: Artificial Intelligence Shows Promise for Skin Cancer Detection
26-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Artificial Intelligence Shows Promise for Skin Cancer Detection
American Academy of Dermatology

While this technology has performed well in research settings, there is still a lot of work to be done before it is appropriate for real-world use.

Newswise: Kwok named Outstanding Referee by American Physical Society
Released: 28-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Kwok named Outstanding Referee by American Physical Society
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne distinguished fellow Wai-Kwong Kwok has been named a 2019 Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society.

Newswise: Babinec to coordinate Argonne’s grid energy storage program
Released: 28-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
Babinec to coordinate Argonne’s grid energy storage program
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has appointed Susan Babinec to drive a comprehensive strategy that expands Argonne’s future grid vision to include a range of optimized energy storage capabilities. By integrating its deep resources in grid design and energy storage with national and industry needs, Argonne will provide innovative solutions for the future grid.

Newswise: Easing bacterial traffic jams
Released: 27-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
Easing bacterial traffic jams
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists have developed a way to control the motion of swimming bacteria using 3-D-printed microscopic pillars. This advance might eventually influence microscopic transport, biomedicine and even microrobotics.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Two Loyola Doctors are Team Physicians at World University Games
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine sports medicine physicians Douglas Evans, MD, and Haemi Choi, MD, will serve as official team physicians for American hockey teams competing in the 2019 Winter World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia March 2-12.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Arkansans Overwhelmingly Want a Physician to Administer Anesthesia and Respond to Emergencies
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Arkansas Society of Anesthesiologists (ARSA) strongly oppose SB 184 and HB 1283, which will dismantle the anesthesia care team model in Arkansas by allowing nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia without physician supervision. HB 1283 will also allow nurse anesthetists to provide analgesics, opening the door for nurses to provide powerful pain-relieving drugs such as opioids.

Newswise: Spring Cleaning: Clear Your House and Your Nasal Passages
Released: 26-Feb-2019 7:00 AM EST
Spring Cleaning: Clear Your House and Your Nasal Passages
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Cleaning your house of allergens that have built up over the winter can help ease spring allergy symptoms.

Newswise: Breakthrough Shines Light on Disease-Fighting Protein
Released: 25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Breakthrough Shines Light on Disease-Fighting Protein
Argonne National Laboratory

A combination of X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy assisted in a collaborative effort to obtain the highest-resolution structure of the fungal protein Hsp104, which may serve to hinder the formation of certain degenerative diseases.

Newswise: New research identifies causes for defects in 3D printing and paves way for better results
Released: 22-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
New research identifies causes for defects in 3D printing and paves way for better results
Argonne National Laboratory

New research, led by teams from Carnegie Mellon University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has identified how and when tiny gas pockets in manufactured products, which lead to cracks and other failures, form. The team has also developed a methodology to predict their formation – information that could dramatically improve the 3D printing process.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
The World Becomes What You Teach – Zoe Weil, Education Expert Gives Talk at IMSA
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Meet Zoe Weil, a popular TEDx Talk speaker, for a free program on “The World Becomes What You Teach,” also the title of her recent book.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
American Academy of Dermatology Association Comments on FDA Proposed Sunscreen Rule
American Academy of Dermatology

Because sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, the AADA supports any and all regulations to ensure that the public has access to safe and effective sunscreens.

Newswise: Transitions: Argonne’s Pioneering Study of Nuclear Energy Future
Released: 20-Feb-2019 4:15 PM EST
Transitions: Argonne’s Pioneering Study of Nuclear Energy Future
Argonne National Laboratory

Fully vested in advancing nuclear technology since its inception in 1946, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory helped complete detailed analyses of what potential transitions to a new nuclear energy future might look like.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Artificial Intelligence can Identify Trauma Patients Who Misuse Alcohol
Loyola Medicine

An artificial intelligence technique that combs electronic medical records can identify trauma patients who misuse alcohol, a study has found. In 78 percent of cases, the technique was able to differentiate between patients who misused alcohol and those who did not.

Newswise: Argonne expertise contributes to the foundation for future electron-ion collider
Released: 18-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Argonne expertise contributes to the foundation for future electron-ion collider
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists from U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories and a number of top U.S. research universities are proposing to build, within the next decade, an electron ion collider that will provide scientists with one of the best in-depth views of the interior of atomic nuclei.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Study Finds Low Statin Use Among Kidney Disease Patients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Loyola Medicine

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in kidney disease patients who are not on dialysis. But a new study finds that statins are used by only 21.8 percent such patients who do not already have cardiovascular disease or diabetes or have not been diagnosed with high cholesterol.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
American Pain Society Scientific Meeting, April 3-6, Milwaukee
American Pain Society

Unique opportunity to cover the latest clinical and scientific discoveries concerned with solving the opioids epidemic and developing effective alternative therapies.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
American Society of Anesthesiologists Named a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For® Second Year in a Row
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced that for a second year, it has been named a winner in the 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation. The honor identifies companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees.

Newswise: DOE launches its first lithium-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell
15-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
DOE launches its first lithium-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell
Argonne National Laboratory

The launch of the Energy Department’s first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center, will help the United States grow a globally competitive recycling industry and reduce our reliance on foreign sources of battery materials.

Released: 15-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST
American Pain Society Scientific Meeting, April 3-6, Milwaukee
American Pain Society

Plenary sessions and panel symposia during the APS conference will dwell on new research to discover safer pain medications and on promising non-pharmaceutical interventions for chronic pain. Speakers will share emerging science and how it translates to clinical practice. Officials from the National Institutes of Health will provide updates on the NIH HEAL Initiative (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) and its potential to significantly advance pain science.

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Released: 14-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
Argonne researchers probe origins of Universe in NASA Spectral Sky Map Mission
Argonne National Laboratory

NASA has selected SPHEREx as its next Medium-Class Explorer Mission, for launch in 2023. The SPHEREx team includes scientists from the Computational Science and High Energy Physics divisions at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.

Newswise: Newly isolated human gut bacterium reveals possible connection to depression
Released: 13-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Newly isolated human gut bacterium reveals possible connection to depression
Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers have established a correlation between depression and a group of neurotransmitter-producing bacteria found in the human gut.

Released: 13-Feb-2019 3:05 AM EST
Two New Psoriasis Guidelines Address Comorbidities, Biologic Treatment
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation's two new psoriasis guidelines, which address comorbidities and biologics, were published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology on Feb. 13.

Released: 12-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
New Mexico Proposed Legislation Jeopardizes Safety of Patients Bill Would Replace Physicians with Nurses for Anesthesia Care
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the New Mexico Society of Anesthesiologists (NMSA) strongly oppose SB 222, which will remove physician involvement from anesthesia care in New Mexico and authorize nurse anesthetists to replace physician anesthesiologists.


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