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Article ID: 714609

UIC’s Institute for Tuberculosis Research tapped to support $28 million drug discovery project

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago will work with TB Alliance to help find new drug treatments for tuberculosis, a bacterial infection considered to be one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The goal is to produce two new clinical-stage drug candidates for treating tuberculosis, which is becoming increasingly resistant to available antibiotics.

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19-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Study explores how gossip spreads in social networks

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Study explores how gossip spreads in social networks

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers studying the spread of infectious diseases and transmission of information have developed a model that elucidates the reasons why some news propagates through social networks before there is time to corroborate the facts.

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17-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: UIC project helps CPS kids learn science through art, movement

Article ID: 714437

UIC project helps CPS kids learn science through art, movement

University of Illinois at Chicago

A focus of the joint initiative is to create and disseminate an arts-enriched science learning model that can be adopted nationwide.

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17-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Report on new Illinois law addressing early childhood expulsions

Article ID: 714244

Report on new Illinois law addressing early childhood expulsions

University of Illinois at Chicago

Kate Zinsser and researchers at UIC conducted a preliminary investigation of Illinois early childhood programs’ current and prior expulsion practices, in addition to their understanding of and responses to the new law.

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11-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: UIC’s College of Education launches urban higher education master’s program

Article ID: 714178

UIC’s College of Education launches urban higher education master’s program

University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC has begun a Master of Education program for urban higher education institutions.

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10-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: New UIC report on racial inequity for Native Americans in Chicago

Article ID: 714113

New UIC report on racial inequity for Native Americans in Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy documents the historical and ongoing contributions of Native Americans in Chicago and examines how racial inequity impacts members of this community today.

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7-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 714107

Naloxone access law in Pennsylvania falls short

University of Illinois at Chicago

A study finds that only one-third of pharmacies in Philadelphia carry naloxone nasal spray, a medication used to rapidly counter the effects of opioid overdose, and that many of the pharmacies that do carry the drug require patients to have a physician’s prescription for it.

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7-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 713998

Recreating embryonic conditions at break sites can help bones heal faster

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a unique technique that uses stem cells and flexible implantable bone-stabilizing plates to help speed the healing of large breaks or defects. The technique allows the stem cells applied to break sites to experience some mechanical stress, as they do in developing embryos.

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5-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713864

Diets of Latinos and blacks have greatest environmental impact per dollar spent

University of Illinois at Chicago

Despite spending less than white households on food overall, black and Latino households have more impact on the environment per dollar spent on food than white households, according to a new study published in Environmental Engineering Science. The report suggests that black and Latino households tend to spend more on foods that have greater negative environmental impacts, such as grains and protein (e.

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3-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary

Article ID: 713751

Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new study found that 81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists to prevent infections prior to dental visits are unnecessary.

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31-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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