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Electronic health records can contain bias, potentially impacting clinical trials

In a recent commentary, University of Illinois Chicago researchers and colleagues explain how embedded pragmatic clinical trials, or ePCTs, which test the effectiveness of medical interventions in real-world settings, potentially leave out people...
7-Jun-2023 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A compound from fruit flies could lead to new antibiotics

Research shows that the natural peptide, called drosocin, protects fruit flies from bacterial infections by binding to ribosomes in bacteria. Once bound, drosocin prevents the ribosome from making new proteins.
6-Jun-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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AI voice coach shows promise in depression, anxiety treatment

A study led by the University of Illinois Chicago researchers found changes in patients’ brain activity along with improved depression and anxiety symptoms after using Lumen.
17-May-2023 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Herpes study adds to understanding of viral reinfections, how to potentially prevent them

A new study on herpes infections of the eye helps shed light on the question of viral reinfections by identifying a key protein involved in viral reinfections that could be targeted by antiviral drugs.
1-May-2023 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study explores prosocial behavior within, between religious groups

The study, which appears in the journal Psychological Science, found participants showed more generosity toward strangers when prompted to think about God. Moreover, participants’ giving increased equally no matter if recipients were members of...
19-Apr-2023 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UI Health’s clinic aids Spanish speakers seeking kidney transplants

Since the Spanish Language Clinic began in April 2022, more than 160 patients have signed up with the clinic, which specifically treats Spanish-speaking patients on Tuesdays and Fridays, said Samantha Mok, transplant outreach coordinator at UI...
18-Apr-2023 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Legal cannabis markets linked to increased motor vehicle deaths

Researchers found recreational cannabis markets were associated with a 10% increase, on average, in motor vehicle accident deaths.  The study was conducted using death certificate data to compare mortality rates in states that legalized...
27-Mar-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New UIC early learning website focuses on kindergarten readiness

The Ready Child, funded by the CME Group Foundation, is the latest installment of the College of Education’s early learning series.
22-Mar-2023 1:30 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

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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