UIC Researchers Find Some Brain Cells Increase Activity After Death

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s not exactly a scene from The Walking Dead, but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that, in the hours after death, some brain cells not only remain active, but actually increase activity. In a new study published in Scientific Reports, the researchers found the so-called “zombie genes” even “grow to gargantuan [...]

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‘Zombie’ genes? Research shows some genes come to life in the brain after death

In the hours after we die, certain cells in the human brain are still active. Some cells even increase their activity and grow to gargantuan proportions, according to new research from the University of Illinois Chicago. In a newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports, the UIC researchers analyzed gene expression in fresh brain tissue—which was [...]

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UIC Dept of Neurology Winter Newsletter 2018

Message from the Head Jeffrey A. Loeb, M.D. Ph.D Welcome to the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation in 2018! Looking back, in April this will mark my 5th year as head of the department. I am so excited with the progress we have made in growing a top notch Neurology and Rehabilitation department. Clinically, we [...]

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UI Health News Roundup October 2018

UI Health Newsletter UPDATES ON THE UI HEALTH GOALS & INITIATIVES Leaders and managers recently distributed the UI Health Goals & Initiatives to all Hospital & Clinics staff. The Goals & Initiatives — both for FY19 and beyond — are vital to our long-term capabilities and future success. It is our commitment to be concise [...]

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UIC Epilepsy Research in the News

Chicago Tribune News   The Chicago Tribune covered a new study led by Dr. Dilip Pandey, associate professor of neurology and rehabilitation in the UIC College of Medicine, that found that people with epilepsy living in high-crime areas in Chicago have more seizures than people living in low-crime areas. Read the full article here:  https://trib.in/2DWvFy2 [...]

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The 2018 Rhea and Louis D. Boshes Lectureship

The Annual 2018 Rhea and Louis D. Boshes Lectureship & the Neuropsychiatric Institute 75th Anniversary Celebration Nobel-laureate Eric R. Kandel, M.D. The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine is pleased to announce that the 2017-18 Annual Rhea and Louis D. Boshes History of Neurology [...]

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Exciting academic partnership between UIC & Schwab in rehabilitation

Exciting academic partnership between UIC & Schwab in rehabilitation The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at UIH has undergone a major change in the last 6 months. In continued pursuit of clinical and academic excellence, University of Illinois has partnered with Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital to provide rehabilitation services and add a new academic partner in [...]

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Welcome Dr. Abrams as Section Chief & Director of the Neuromuscular Center

Welcome Dr. Abrams as Section Chief & Director of the Neuromuscular Center The Neuromuscular division of the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at UIH has taken off! The Division delivers patient care in its three multidisciplinary clinics. The Muscular Dystrophy Association sponsored Certified Care Center provides medical services for patients with any of 40 acquired [...]

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Predictors of elevated intracranial hypertension in spontaneous supratentorial intracranial hemorrhage

Predictors of elevated intracranial hypertension in spontaneous supratentorial intracranial hemorrhage   Dr. Gabriela Trifan, PGY3 Resident I started my research career early after finishing medical school. At that time, I was fortunate enough to meet and work closely with a renowned physicist - Dr. Mark Haacke the creator of SWI (susceptibility weighted imaging) [...]

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