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Old drugs bring new hope to a cancer that lacks precision therapy

University of Chicago Medical Center

Two older drugs, designed for other purposes, produced promising results in the treatment of mice with triple negative breast cancer.

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4-Mar-2019 1:00 PM EST
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    6-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 709059

Estimates of Older Patients With Fractures Associated with Walking Leashed Dogs

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Dog walking is often suggested as something older adults can do to improve their health. But older adults are at increased risk of fractures.

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4-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 709108

Kids with Cochlear Implants since Infancy More Likely to Speak, Not Sign

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago present further evidence that deaf children who received cochlear implants (implanted electronic hearing device) before 12 months of age learn to more rapidly understand spoken language and are more likely to develop spoken language as their exclusive form of communication.

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5-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 709009

Bryan Hitchcock Joins the Institute of Food Technologists

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced that Bryan Hitchcock has joined the association as the Senior Director of Food Chain and Executive Director of the Global Food Traceability Center.

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5-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 709071

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).

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5-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 709021

UIC offers BFA in art education

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is offering a BFA in art education, or BFAAE, to students for the first time in nearly a decade

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4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 709023

Firearm Homicide Rate for Young Black Men in Chicago Drops, but Still Shockingly High

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

The firearm homicide rate for black male adolescents in Chicago declined by 25 percent from 2016 to 2017. The lower 2017 rate for black male adolescents is still 35 times higher than that for U.S. adolescents and 13 times that of all other adolescents in Chicago.

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4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708823

Promising Strategy to Fight the Most Deadly Brain Tumor in Children

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A study published in Nature Communications found that an inhibitor of an enzyme called ACVR1 slows tumor growth and increases survival in an animal model of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) – the most deadly brain tumor in children. Currently, there are no approved drugs for treating DIPG. This research opens the door to a promising new treatment strategy.

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27-Feb-2019 2:40 PM EST

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