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Newswise: Antibody-based eye drops show promise for treating dry eye disease

Article ID: 720648

Antibody-based eye drops show promise for treating dry eye disease

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to identify the presence of a specific type of antibody, called anti-citrullinated protein autoantibodies, or ACPAs, in human tear fluid. They are also the first to demonstrate that patients with dry eye disease experienced reduced signs and symptoms of the condition in response to a new eye drop treatment -- made from pooled human antibodies -- that targets ACPAs.

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11-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720506

Brain Scans May Provide Clues to Suicide Risk

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. The study, published in Psychological Medicine, provides a promising lead toward tools that can predict which individuals are at the highest risk for suicide.

Released:
10-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: UIC earns $3.8M grant to enhance early childhood education

Article ID: 720394

UIC earns $3.8M grant to enhance early childhood education

University of Illinois at Chicago

The initiative would serve as many as 2,000 preschoolers over the next 5 years.

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8-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 720226

Study shows reduced Illinois Medicaid spending in pediatric population, limited savings from care coordination

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are reporting in JAMA Network Open that Medicaid expenditures for children and young adults have decreased in Illinois. However, a care coordination demonstration project did not further reduce the cost of care for kids participating in the program within its first year.

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4-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UIC researchers tackle opioid use among kidney disease patients

Article ID: 720108

UIC researchers tackle opioid use among kidney disease patients

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received $2.8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate non-opioid pain management strategies for people with kidney disease, which affects about 15% of adults in the U.S. With the funding, UIC will be one of eight clinical centers studying alternative pain management solutions for adults on maintenance dialysis

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3-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Health technology ‘jam’ to inspire innovation, creativity

Article ID: 719676

Health technology ‘jam’ to inspire innovation, creativity

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Health Tech Jam on Sept. 28 will sequester UIC students pursuing graduate degrees in physical therapy and biomedical visualization for 8 hours and give them a challenge: brainstorm, develop and pitch a tech solution to a common health problem.

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26-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Higher Education Event

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Newswise: First Fully Rechargeable Carbon Dioxide Battery with Carbon Neutrality

Article ID: 719646

First Fully Rechargeable Carbon Dioxide Battery with Carbon Neutrality

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to show that lithium-carbon dioxide batteries can be designed to operate in a fully rechargeable manner, and they have successfully tested a lithium-carbon dioxide battery prototype running up to 500 consecutive cycles of charge/recharge processes.

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25-Sep-2019 11:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Affordable Care Act good for hospitals’ fiscal health

Article ID: 719545

Affordable Care Act good for hospitals’ fiscal health

University of Illinois at Chicago

Interest rates on healthcare municipal bonds significantly decreased due to the ACA, according to a study from the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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24-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UIC Earns National Acclaim for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

Article ID: 719324

UIC Earns National Acclaim for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

University of Illinois at Chicago

University receives award for the fourth year.

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19-Sep-2019 4:55 PM EDT

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Newswise: ‘Angola 3’ prisoner who spent 43 years in solitary discusses memoir at UIC

Article ID: 719092

‘Angola 3’ prisoner who spent 43 years in solitary discusses memoir at UIC

University of Illinois at Chicago

Albert Woodfox served the longest sentence in solitary confinement

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17-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy


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