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Minimally invasive islet transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes achieves insulin independence and reverses the progression of atherosclerosis in the first few years after transplant, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study. The research is published in the February issue of the journal Diabetes Care and is available online.
»Full story: Islet transplant may slow progression of atherosclerosis
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Conngratulations to the UIC Innovator of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and the College of Medicine's Distinguished Researchers and Rising Stars
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An experimental drug to treat social withdrawal in children and young adults with autism is being studied in a clinical trial at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Juvenile Research. Children with autism -- or autism spectrum disorders -- often have difficulty communicating and interacting with others. Although behavioral and psychological interventions are often beneficial, currently there is no medication to address social communication difficulties, a core symptom of ASD. A drug treatment is needed that would address symptoms that are "often disabling for patients and families," says Dr. Edwin Cook, professor of psychiatry and director of autism and genetics at UIC.
»Full story: UIC to Study Medication for Autism Spectrum Disorders
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