Chicago Campus Research Highlights
$11.4M HHS grant supports regional HIV/AIDS training center at UIC
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a four-year, $11.4 million grant from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to support the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center, one of eight regional centers administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Reducing mercury and PCB exposure for Chicago’s Asians
While fish is a good source of protein and beneficial omega 3 fatty acids, frequently eating fish high in mercury can increase the risk for cardiovascular disease in adults and affect neurocognitive development in the children of women who frequently consume these fish while pregnant.
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$17 million federal grant to tackle cancer in Chicago’s low-income, minority neighborhoods
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago communities that are low-income or predominantly African-American or Latino have cancer death rates up to twice the national average. A new, $17.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will enable three Chicago universities to work together with the city’s underserved communities on cancer research, education, training and outreach.
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Metabolism may keep cancer cells in check
Researchers have found that a long-known tumor suppressor, whose mechanism of holding cell growth in check has remained murky for over 40 years, works in part by keeping the cell’s energy metabolism behaving in grown-up fashion.
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