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Paint peeling off a wooden window frame

August 30, 2023

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

Researchers find this to be true even when adjusting for socioeconomic status

August 25, 2023

How a research team moved from tackling vaccine hesitancy to addressing broader issues of mistrust 

The group’s goals have evolved into seeking stronger relationships between the community and health care institutions

Macrophage (red fluorescent staining) that has ingested bacteria (green fluorescence).

August 24, 2023

Training immune cells to remove ‘trash’ helps resolve lung inflammation

Researchers identified cells in the lungs that can reduce excessive inflammation, which can lead to death

A menstrual cup

July 25, 2023

Menstrual cups can help prevent infection, improve vaginal health

A study in Kenya found that menstrual cups helped girls avoid certain types of infections

A male scientist poses by a microscope holding a circular cell culture dish.

July 20, 2023

Role of key metabolic enzyme in liver fibrosis defined by UIC scientists  

A team led by Nissim Hay identified a pathway that triggers the organ’s responsible to injury and illness.

Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived heart cells

July 20, 2023

Powerhouse proteins protect heart cells from chemotherapy damage 

UIC researchers’ discovery suggests new clinical possibilities

A group of men and women pose in a conference room.

June 30, 2023

HIV partner notification program found effective in prisons 

The first test of the model with an incarcerated population saw an increase in HIV testing and diagnosis

Kristina A. Varady

June 29, 2023

Water fasts can help you lose weight, but you might gain it back quickly 

Water fasts, where people consume nothing but water, may not be a long-term weight loss strategy

Nadera Sweiss

June 22, 2023

Medical writing with language models: faster but faultier 

College of Medicine physicians test whether language models can help write research papers and communicate with patients

A white pill bottle next to a pile of small orange pills.

June 15, 2023

Multi-city trial will use community centers to bring treatment to opioid users 

Program will utilize nonmedical neighborhood sites to establish and maintain patients on medical treatment for opioid dependence

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