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Article ID: 700874

Smart Pills Dumb Down Medical Care, Experts Warn

University of Illinois at Chicago

Enthusiasm for an emerging digital health tool, the smart pill, is on the rise but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a paper in the American Journal of Bioethics that cautions health care providers and policymakers to slow down when it comes to allowing this technology in patient care settings.

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20-Sep-2018 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700869

Chicago Universities to Host Community Forum on City’s Cancer Inequities

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC), a National Cancer Institute-funded initiative to reduce cancer disparities in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods, will provide a detailed look at the ongoing work of the ChicagoCHEC partnership, which is led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University and Northwestern University, during a community forum on Sept. 21.

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20-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700872

UIC 2018-19 Theater Season Offers Contemporary Takes on Classic Plays

University of Illinois at Chicago

"Electricidad" kicks off the 2018-2019 University of Illinois at Chicago theatre season, which features the theme this year of “Desperately Holding on to Pieces of the Past.”

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20-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 700849

2nd Annual Skin Cancer Awareness Walk Returns to Elk Grove Village September 29

American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, the American Academy of Dermatology will host Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ – Chicago on Sat., Sept. 29 in Elk Grove Village. The scenic, four-mile walk at Busse Woods—part of the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign to create a world without skin cancer—will benefit skin cancer prevention and detection programs, including free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen dispensers, and permanent shade structures where children learn and play.

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20-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700840

Cheng wins Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 Award

Argonne National Laboratory

Lei Cheng, an assistant chemist in the Materials Science division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has received a Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40 Award.

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20-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    20-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700567

Novel Biomarker Found in Ovarian Cancer Patients Can Predict Response to Therapy

University of Chicago Medical Center

Researchers have identified an independent prognostic factor, cancer/testis antigen 45, that is associated with extended disease-free survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer. Patients with high levels of CT45 in their tumors lived more than seven times as long as patients who lacked sufficient CT45.

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14-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700789

People can handle the truth (more than you think)

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business explores the consequences of honesty in everyday life and determines that people can often afford to be more honest than they think.

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19-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 700777

Summit on Drug Shortages to Examine Impact on National Security and Health Care Infrastructure

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

On September 20, a coalition of health care leaders will host a summit, “Drug Shortages as a Matter of National Security: Improving the Resilience of the Nation’s Health Care Critical Infrastructure.” The meeting will examine vulnerabilities in the supply chain, U.S. dependence on foreign-sourced pharmaceutical ingredients, disaster planning and response efforts, and risk factors associated with pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution.

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19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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