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UI Health doctors to study new diagnostic test for preeclampsia in Africa 

Researchers from University of Illinois Chicago have received funding to study a novel diagnostic kit for preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is pregnancy-related hypertension that can occur at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Left untreated, preeclampsia...
24-Jan-2022 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

New study reports mask-wearing experiences of adults with asthma 

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago conducted an online survey of 501 adults with asthma to better understand the extent of, and the problems related to, mask use in the era of COVID-19. Even though study participants almost uniformly...
20-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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‘Decoy’ protein works against multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants

A drug treatment that acts as a decoy against SARS-CoV-2 was highly effective at preventing death and lung damage in humanized animal models of severe COVID-19 disease. The study suggests that the drug has the potential to treat COVID-19 patients,...
19-Jan-2022 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Center dedicated to improving worker health awarded $7 million

Public health experts at the UIC Center for Healthy Work will continue efforts to improve the health of low-wage workers, thanks to a five-year, $7 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
10-Jan-2022 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers identify biomarker for depression, antidepressant response

Researchers have identified a biomarker in human platelets that tracks the extent of depression.
3-Jan-2022 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A potential at-home COVID-19 test is just as good as laboratory PCR tests, according to preclinical data

Researchers have designed a high-quality assay that can be used in at-home tests for rapid COVID-19 screening that may be just as reliable as PCR tests.
3-Jan-2022 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

$1.2M NIH grant backs UIC, Malcolm X College biomedical research program

The University of Illinois Chicago and Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, have teamed up for a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support undergraduate students training in biomedical...
13-Dec-2021 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UIC music professor’s classical album spotlights forgotten works by composer with Chicago ties

Partial funding for the album came from UIC’s Awards for Creative Activity program and featured several UIC faculty and students.
9-Dec-2021 12:45 PM EST 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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Researcher Available to Talk to the Media about Sexual Harassment and Assault in Academic Fieldwork

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Chicago Researcher Investigates Survivors of Violence

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Book Looks at How ‘Gayby Boomers’ Are Aging

In “Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology” (Oxford Press, 2016), Jesus Ramirez-Valles, professor and head of community health sciences in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, makes it clear...
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