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Article ID: 700918

AFib linked to family history in blacks, Latinos

University of Illinois at Chicago

Study shows there is a genetic predisposition to early-onset AFib in blacks and Latinos that is greater than what is observed in whites.

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21-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700924

“Model” students enjoy Argonne campus life

Argonne National Laboratory

Savanna Dautle, an intern from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, spent her summer working with assistant chemist David Bross at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.

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21-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 699317

Advancing Life Sciences Research with the Internet of Things

SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

The internet of things (IoT) is allowing scientists to optimize laboratory operations and combine instruments to measure and respond to complex experimental conditions. As a result, IoT is enabling more detailed and more complex experimental designs.

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17-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700894

Boosting Emotional Intelligence In Physicians Can Protect Against Burnout

Loyola University Health System

A Loyola Medicine study demonstrates that an educational curriculum for resident physicians improves their emotional intelligence, which may help protect against burnout. Physician burnout has reached alarming levels, with one study finding it affects at least half of all doctors.

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20-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 700874

Smart Pills Dumb Down Medical Care, Experts Warn

University of Illinois at Chicago

Enthusiasm for an emerging digital health tool, the smart pill, is on the rise but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a paper in the American Journal of Bioethics that cautions health care providers and policymakers to slow down when it comes to allowing this technology in patient care settings.

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20-Sep-2018 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700869

Chicago Universities to Host Community Forum on City’s Cancer Inequities

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC), a National Cancer Institute-funded initiative to reduce cancer disparities in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods, will provide a detailed look at the ongoing work of the ChicagoCHEC partnership, which is led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University and Northwestern University, during a community forum on Sept. 21.

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20-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700872

UIC 2018-19 Theater Season Offers Contemporary Takes on Classic Plays

University of Illinois at Chicago

"Electricidad" kicks off the 2018-2019 University of Illinois at Chicago theatre season, which features the theme this year of “Desperately Holding on to Pieces of the Past.”

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20-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 700849

2nd Annual Skin Cancer Awareness Walk Returns to Elk Grove Village September 29

Harvard

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, the American Academy of Dermatology will host Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ – Chicago on Sat., Sept. 29 in Elk Grove Village. The scenic, four-mile walk at Busse Woods—part of the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign to create a world without skin cancer—will benefit skin cancer prevention and detection programs, including free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen dispensers, and permanent shade structures where children learn and play.

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