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  1. 'Microlesions' in epilepsy discovered by novel techniqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Science Daily

    Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children and adults with epilepsy.

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  2. Easy for Parents to Unwittingly Encourage MaterialismRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | PsychCentral

    According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research , children who receive more material rewards from their parents grow up to be more materialistic as adults. "Using material possessions to express love or reward children for their achievements can backfire.

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  3. Human brains age less than previously thoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    In a new paper published in Human Brain Mapping , BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Cambridge and Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit demonstrate that previously reported changes in the ageing brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging may be due to vascular changes, rather than changes in neuronal activity itself. Given the large number of fMRI studies used to assess the ageing brain, this has important consequences for understanding how the brain changes with age and challenges current theories of ageing.

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  4. Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others, study showsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others. The research may have implications for future treatments of psychological conditions such as autism, said the study's lead author Brian Haas, an assistant professor in the department of psychology.

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  5. UIC researchers identify genetic variation that increases MS risk in womenRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Medical News

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a genetic variation that in women significantly increases their risk of developing multiple sclerosis. The variant occurs almost twice as often among women with MS as in women without the disease, making it "one of the strongest genetic risk factors for MS discovered to date," said senior author Doug Feinstein, professor of anesthesiology at UIC and research biologist at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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  6. A look at post-Katrina New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    Michael E. Crutcher Jr., scholar and author, will deliver the annual Grace Holt Lecture March 17. Scholar and author Michael E. Crutcher Jr. will present "New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina" for the Grace Holt Memorial Speaker Series, presented by the University of Illinois at Chicago department of African American studies. Michael E. Crutcher Jr. is an independent scholar and author of the 2010 book "TremA : Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood."

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  7. Expert on Disability Issues to Speak at New Trier TownshipRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Robin Jones, a nationally recognized expert on disability issues, will speak at New Trier Township at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the Board Room at the Township Office, 739 Elm Street in Winnetka. Ms. Jones will address the topic of Employment First, a national movement to redefine employment services for persons with disabilities.

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  8. 4 Shocking Lies About Weight: Part 2Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Psychology Today

    In my last post , I looked at whether Americans are continuing to gain weight, and concluded that the evidence doesn't support that. So let's look at the second big lie about weight and health .

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  9. Wonders of Science show set at FermilabRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Kane Co. Chronicle

    BATAVIA – The annual Wonders of Science show is set for noon Sunday, March 15, at Fermilab, which is at Pine Street and Kirk Road, Batavia. The show, organized and performed by award-winning high school teachers, is celebrating its 28th year at the lab.

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  10. Obama library event will unite U. of C., UIC bid supporters, sources sayRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    Unused lots near Washington Park and the CTA Green Line Garfield Station are one of the University of Chicago's three proposed locations for the Obama presidential library. Unused lots near Washington Park and the CTA Green Line Garfield Station are one of the University of Chicago's three proposed locations for the Obama presidential library.

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  11. The Mystery DressRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Psychology Today

    Unless you have the good fortune to be shielded from the latest obsessions of social media , you heard last week about "the dress", an image of a dress that some people see as white and gold while others see it as blue and black, with a few able to switch between the two interpretations. A week or so late to the game, and now that everyone has made up their minds about what color the dress is and moved on to discussing other matters, the Brains blog is pleased to be hosting a roundtable discussion among several distinguished philosophers, who address the science of the phenomenon as well as deeper questions about whether this all just goes to show that everything is, like, only your opinion, man.

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  12. Strong genetic risk factor for MS discovered in family of five affected siblingsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Anne Boullerne, research assistant professor of anesthesiology, and Doug Feinstein, professor of anesthesiology at UIC and research biologist at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Credit: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin.

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  13. One-third of Americans do not have access to stroke center within 1 hourRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    One-third of the US population does not have access to a primary stroke center within one hour by ambulance, and even under optimal conditions, a large proportion of the US would be unable to access a stroke center within this window, according to a new study published in the March 4, 2015, online issue of Neurology , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the country.

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  14. State University Transfer Day to be Held March 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    College of DuPage will host the State University Transfer Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Student Services Center Atrium. Representatives from all 12 Illinois state universities will speak with students and community members during this free event.

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  15. Defined by your possessions? How loving parents unintentionally foster materialism in their childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PhysOrg Weblog

    Can loving and supportive parents unintentionally encourage their children to define their self-worth through possessions? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research , children who receive more material rewards from their parents grow up to be more materialistic as adults. "Using material possessions to express love or reward children for their achievements can backfire.

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  16. Leader in Cryostorage Announces Partnership with Fertility Within Reach to Offer Financial AssistanceRead the original story

    Yesterday | PR.com

    St. Paul, MN, March 04, 2015 -- -- ReproTech, Ltd., the leading cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue , has partnered with Fertility Within Reach to offer discounted cryostorage services for males and females, as well as no-cost "sperm banking from home" kits through Fertility Within Reach's Banking on the Future program. Fertility Within Reach will subsidize cryostorage costs, as well as the cost of ReproTech's OverNite Male Kits, resulting in its Banking on the Future financial assistance program being the only program that enables qualified patients to utilize at home semen collection kits at no cost to the patient.

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  17. Bernie Mac Foundation overhauls leadership in response to ethics concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Chicago Tribune

    Rhonda McCullough, left, president and CEO of the Bernie Mac Foundation and widow of Bernie Mac, greets people after her speech at the annual Reach for the Stars Town Hall Meeting at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Sept. 25, 2014.

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  18. Restoring ability to halt cell division may protect lung cells from cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Science Daily

    A novel role for a signaling mechanism in lung cells that permanently places them into a state of suspended animation called senescence has been identified by a team of researchers. Alive but unable to do much of anything, including divide, senescent cells cannot become cancerous.

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  19. NCOA Statement on the New Bipartisan Caucus on Family CaregivingRead the original story

    Tuesday | PressReleasePoint

    "Caring for an aging loved one is a task that virtually every American family faces. Right now, more than 65 million family caregivers assist seniors and individuals with disabilities across their lifespan to live at home, participate in the community, and age with dignity and independence.

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  20. Shake it off? Not so easy for people with depression, new brain research suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Medical News Today

    Getting rejected hurts depressed people for longer, U-M/Stony Brook/UIC study finds -- due to the lack of a natural pain & stress-reducing chemical The brains of healthy individuals released natural opioids during social rejection that may help to reduce negative emotions associated with rejection. In contrast, study participants with depression did not release nearly as many opioids, which may contribute to a lingering depressed mood following rejection.

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