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Another Look at the Antidepressant “Myth”

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Within the next three years, ketamine, the popular club drug referred to as “Special K,” may replace the current generation of antidepressant drugs. But, do we currently understand depression?

New Technology Looks Into the Eye and Brings Cells Into Focus

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Dr. Stephen Boppart led a team that developed a new medical imaging device that can see individual cells in the back of the eye to better diagnose and track disease.

Examining the Role of Psychosocial Factors Beyond the Brain

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Evidence suggests that the effects of mood on cardiovascular health may provide a significant contribution to maintaining heart health.

New Anti-Microbial Compounds Evade Resistance With Less Toxicity

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Illinois medical biochemistry and chemistry professor Martin Burke led a research team that found derivatives of a widely used but highly toxic antifungal drug. The new compounds are less toxic yet evade resistance.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Enhance Cognitive Flexibility In At-Risk Older Adults

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility – the ability to efficiently switch between tasks.

2015 Research Day Winners Announced

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 annual Research Day symposium award winners.

Interprofessional Education in Health Care

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Some 220 students from the Quad Cities, Peoria and Urbana (including the Urbana School of Nursing and School of Social Work) gathered at Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center in Peoria for a very informative Interprofessional Education Immersion Day.

We Love the College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign

Monday, April 13th, 2015

There’s a lot to love about the College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. Watch as our students, staff, and faculty share why they love it here.

Free Campaña de Salud Health Fair April 12

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Mark your calendars now for the annual Campaña de Salud Health Fair to be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oscar Romero Parish Hall, 207 N. Wright St., Champaign, Ill., on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 5 p.m.

New Drug Stalls Estrogen Receptor-Positive Cancer Cells and Shrinks Tumors

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Researchers have developed a new drug that kills estrogen receptor-positive cancers in mice.

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