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University of Illinois Receives $2M for Herpes Virus Research

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Fri, Aug 10, 2018

According to John Hopkins Medicine, 50 to 80 percent of U.S. adults have the oral herpes virus and many don’t know it. Most commonly associated with “cold sores” or “fever blister” the herpes virus can cause other, more serious symptoms as well. These include severe flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph nodes and headaches. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Afsar Naqvi, assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago’s College of Dentistry, a five year, $2 million grant to study this wide spread and yet often misdiagnosed disease.

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UChicago's $270 Million Makeover Includes New ER with Level I Trauma Center

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Mon, Jan 08, 2018

With trauma patients just a few minutes delay in treatment can make the difference between life and death. However South Chicago has been without a trauma center since 1991. This means trauma patients have to be transported nearly 10 miles away to receive the specialized services they need. The $270 million makeover happening at the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus seeks to resolve that issue. The new $39 million adult emergency department that opened at U Chicago Medicine in December will become an integrated trauma care facility within the next few months.

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University of Illinois Research News: Synthetic Cannabiniod Reduces Sleep Apnea

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Thu, Jan 04, 2018

When obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was listed as a contributing factor in the death of actress Carrie Fisher, it brought the condition into the spotlight. Until the news, many people considered sleep apnea to be just a bothersome form of snoring. However, with OSA, breathing is actually interrupted for a few seconds or even several minutes. According to the American sleep apnea association, 38,000 people die annually from heart disease directly complicated by sleep apnea. Now researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) believe they have found the first medication that reduces the effects of OSA, and it's  based on a molecule found in the cannabis plant.

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$100M Gift Makes New Medical Institute Possible at University of Chicago Medicine

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Thu, Aug 03, 2017

The University of Chicago is receiving $100 million from Craig Duchossois, his wife, and Janet Duchossois and The Duchossois Family Foundation. The funding will be used to establish a new life science institute that will focus on the development of a “new science of wellness.”  As the name indicates, The Duchossois Family Institute: Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health, will work to accelerate research and interventions based on how the human immune system, microbiome and genetics interact to maintain health.

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U of I at Chicago Receives $17.7 M Translational Research Grant

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Sep 09, 2016

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a four year, $17.7 million grant to the university of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Clinical and Transitional Science to further translational research.

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UIC: New Treatment Option For Type 1 Diabetes Brings Research Funding

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Aug 15, 2016

The University of Illinois at Chicago received a two-year, $475,000 grant to study a new treatment for type 1 diabetes that might help protect the pancreas. This promising new treatment would involve using two protein molecules to reduce the damage caused by the body’s autoimmune response.  The research led by Dr. Bellur S. Prabhaker, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at UIC, could eventually free many diabetes patients from the rigors of daily insulin injections.  

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UChicago and Evelo Biosciences to Develop New Cancer Immunotherapy

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Researchers around the world are constantly studying ways to create new treatment methods to fight cancer. With so many different forms of cancer, using one treatment method is not always effective for everyone battling this disease. Recently, a team of scientists in Chicago teamed up to create a new treatment method. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the biotechnology company Evelo Biosciences have partnered to develop a new microbiome-based immunotherapy treatment method for fighting cancer. 

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Newly Renovated College of Dentistry Research Laboratory Open at UIC

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Apr 27, 2016

The University of Illinois at Chicago is currently ranked in the top fifty for research institutions in the nation, with numerous deparments ranking in the top 10. Hundreds of researchers work throughout the university, investigating cutting-edge life science topics. In order to provide state-of-the-art research facilities to these leading life scientists, the College of Dentistry at UIC just renovated laboratory space on the first, fourth and fifth floors of the college.   

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$5M Donation to Boost Cancer Research at UChicago

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Feb 15, 2016

There are numerous different types of cancers that affect people around the world. According to the National Cancer Institute, national expenditures for cancer research could exceed $156 billion by 2020, making it one of the most expensive, well-funded research topics around the world. The University of Chicago is one of the many institutions committed to cancer research, with a Comprehensive Cancer Center housing more than 210 researchers and clinicians.

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Illinois Researchers Engineer Artificial Ribosome

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Ribosomes, found within cells, are vital to the production of proteins and enzymes. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Illinois and Northwestern University recently created the first ribosome engineered in a lab. This newly engineered ribosome, named Ribo-T, was found to work almost as well as natural ribosomes found within organisms, leading scientists to see potential uses for new drugs and biomaterials. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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