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Should fathers be screened for postpartum depression?

Pilot study shows 30% of dads screened had postpartum depression
4-Oct-2023 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New strategy for eye condition could replace injections with eyedrops

A new compound developed at the University of Illinois Chicago potentially could offer an alternative to injections for the millions of people who suffer from an eye condition that causes blindness
3-Oct-2023 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UIC awarded $3M to study link between gut microbiome, pain in kidney transplant patients

Funded by NIH, the five-year study builds off a pilot study that pointed to an association between changes in the gut microbiome and pain that interferes with a person’s daily activities, a symptom that nearly half of kidney transplant patients...
18-Sep-2023 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers a step closer to effective heparanase inhibitor

The study identified a molecule that reduced the spread of the herpes simplex virus in human cells.
11-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UIC’s Great Cities Institute launches Latino Research Initiative

Initiative builds off of longstanding Latino-focused research at the University of Illinois Chicago
8-Sep-2023 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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T-Cells Infiltrate Brain, Cause Respiratory Distress in Condition Affecting the Immunocompromised

When an immunocompromised person’s system begins to recover and produce more white blood cells, it’s usually a good thing – unless they develop a potentially deadly inflammatory condition.
6-Sep-2023 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Third NIH Grant Moves Novel Anti-Diarrheal Vaccine Forward

Dr. Weiping Zhang, professor in the Department of Pathobiology, was recently awarded a five-year, $5.6 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to optimize a promising vaccine against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC).
6-Sep-2023 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New research establishes enduring connection between racial segregation, childhood blood lead levels

Living in a racially segregated neighborhood puts Black children at a higher risk of having elevated blood lead levels, and this association has persisted over more than two decades, according to new research from the Children’s Environmental...
29-Aug-2023 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Computer Science, Environmental Health Experts at UIC Team Up to Protect US Navy Divers with AI

The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded University of Illinois Chicago researchers $725,000 to develop an artificial intelligence system that can help protect divers from waterborne bacteria, parasites, and other harmful pathogens and microbes.
29-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT

UIC students breaking down stereotypes about young Black men

A group at the University of Illinois Chicago is on a mission to break down stereotypes of who young Black men are and what they’re capable of. We Are Men (WAM) is a program at UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work.
22-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT

How to keep employees motivated post-pandemic

As COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines are lifted, businesses are now faced with the challenge of how to keep their employees who are returning to work motivated and engaged.
11-Mar-2021 11:15 AM EST

How to shift from confrontation to negotiation in 2021

Research suggests that as businesses become more global — with mergers, acquisitions and partnerships — it’s increasingly important to understand the nuances of the entire negotiation process.
17-Feb-2021 10:10 AM EST

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