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February 25, 2021UIC researchers find new biomarker for active sarcoidosis
The researchers looked at the medical records of 58 patients – mostly African American – diagnosed with sarcoidosis
February 19, 2021Researchers publish call to action for research ethics in the time of COVID-19 and BLM
Calls for new standards to engage continued research with Black communities
February 10, 2021Survey: Cleaning product use affecting asthma more during COVID-19 measures
Those with asthma are experiencing less asthma control related to an increase in using household disinfectants – known asthma triggers — because of COVID-19.
February 10, 2021UIC students answer volunteer call to vaccinate Chicago community
Hundreds of UIC staff and students are helping administer vaccines to thousands
February 8, 2021UIC researcher awarded $10.15M to develop antibody-based dry eye treatment
Researchers plan to develop a specially formulated eye drop for dry eye that utilizes pooled human immune globulins.
February 1, 2021Study looks at menopause, cognitive function in women of color, including women with HIV
The odds of impairment in learning, memory and attention/working memory were all significantly increased during the menopause transition
January 27, 2021Study reveals precarious employment on the rise long before COVID-19
Low-quality employment, or precarious employment, has been increasing since the ’80s — especially for people of color and men
January 21, 2021Study finds racial disparities in breast cancer prognosis testing
Much higher mortality rate for Black women with the most common subtype of breast cancer even when they are diagnosed at an early stage
January 20, 2021CRISPR technology to potentially cure sickle cell disease at UIC
UIC will be participating in clinical trials to cure severe red blood congenital diseases such as sickle cell anemia or Thalassemia by safely modifying the DNA of patients’ blood cells using CRISPR technology.
January 14, 2021UIC reports record $410 million in annual sponsored research awards
The $410 million represents a 7% increase over fiscal year 2019 and 22% increase over fiscal year 2018 and provides support for approximately 9,400 faculty, students and staff, working on 1,800 different research projects.