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Article ID: 715666

Rush University Medical Center Offers New, Advanced Treatment for Brain Aneurysms

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Rush is the first academic medical center in Illinois and the first comprehensive stroke center in the state to offer the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) Aneurysm Embolization System, a minimally invasive option for treating wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms in certain areas of the brain.

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11-Jul-2019 3:50 PM EDT
Newswise: Reprogramming Pancreatic Cancer

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Reprogramming Pancreatic Cancer

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Findings published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggest that a type of white blood cell called tumor associated macrophages that have been deceived by pancreatic cancer cells into not attacking them can be “reprogrammed” by a specially designed molecule that activates a protein found on their surfaces.

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11-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714951

Gold LEED Certification Awarded to Rush Oak Brook

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The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Rush Oak Brook Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. LEED is an internationally recognized system for certifying green (environmentally responsible) buildings and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

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25-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714765

Rush University Medical Center Joins Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts

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Rush University Medical Center is increasing its efforts to bring safety, equity and dignity to the workplace as part of the TIME’S UP Healthcare (TUH) campaign. Rush is the first and only academic medical center in Illinois and among 29 signatories that pledged their commitment to address workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and create equitable and safe cultures with the healthcare industry.

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21-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714424

A Better Way to Mend a Hole in the Heart

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Rush University Medical Center is the first hospital in Chicago to use a new technology that enables specially trained physicians to use a single stitch to close an opening between the upper chambers of the heart – a condition that is found in about one in four people, most of whom are unaware of it. Known as Noble Stitch, the new technology replaces the standard way to close this opening in the heart, which uses an implanted metal device that stays within the heart muscle.

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20-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713816

New Robotic Technology Enhances Spine Surgery

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A new technology that increases the safety and precision of spinal fusion surgeries while reducing the time needed for the procedure now is available at Rush University Medical Center. Called the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform, the technology combines imaging prior to surgery and image guidance during the procedure, which enhances surgical planning and precision.

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3-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Rush's Dr. Shikha Jain Named ResearcHERS Program Ambassador

Article ID: 713129

Rush's Dr. Shikha Jain Named ResearcHERS Program Ambassador

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Rush University Cancer Center oncologist Shikha Jain, MD, has been named an ambassador for the American Cancer Society's ResearcHERS program — a unique effort to fund women with innovative research ideas and dedication to discovering lifesaving cancer breakthroughs.

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20-May-2019 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712140

Researchers Define Alzheimer’s-like Brain Disorder

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A brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease has been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and guidelines for advancing future research on the condition. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and scientists from several National Institutes of Health-funded institutions, in collaboration with international peers, described the newly-named pathway to dementia, Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, or LATE, in a report published today in the journal Brain.

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30-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: One Woman's Cancer Fight: a Case Study in Structural Racism

Article ID: 711725

One Woman's Cancer Fight: a Case Study in Structural Racism

Rush University Medical Center

The experience of one woman’s breast cancer fight illustrates how institutionally and culturally embedded racial hierarchies prevent people of color from meeting their basic needs

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22-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Dr. Larry Goodman to Retire as CEO of the Rush University System for Health and Rush University Medical Center

Article ID: 709598

Dr. Larry Goodman to Retire as CEO of the Rush University System for Health and Rush University Medical Center

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Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO of the Rush University System for Health (RUSH) and Rush University Medical Center will retire in the next several months. Two current Rush leaders to fill roles

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13-Mar-2019 7:00 PM EDT

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