All Research Briefs

Young African American couple of shoppers standing by large display with fresh vegetables and choosing tomatoes and other products

June 11, 2024

Radical arguments for veganism may appeal to Black populations 

UIC sociology student examined how different races and genders respond to vegan causes

Blood smear illustrating sickle cell anemia

June 5, 2024

UIC part of groundbreaking sickle-cell study 

The gene-editing treatment is now approved by the FDA

A woman with dark hair in a black shirt and pink blazer sitting in front of a green wall.

May 23, 2024

UIC biologist receives award to fund invasive plant research

Gabriela Nunez-Mir uses data science to create invasive plant watchlists for conservation

Two men in lab coats stand in a dental clinic in front of a seated woman in dark blue scrubs working at a computer.

May 15, 2024

Can a chatbot help educate dentistry students? 

UIC study shows improved classroom experience in a dental clinic course

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker looks on as UIC’s Iván Arenas speaks at a press conference about reducing the racial gap in homelessness in the state.

May 3, 2024

Pritzker cites UIC report in plan to reduce racial gap in homelessness 

Illinois’ Black residents are eight times more likely to be homeless than white residents, according to the report

May 2, 2024

Genetic link between adolescent drinking and adult anxiety may offer therapy target 

The enzyme could help break the link between early drinking and anxiety

Six students stand outside in front of a tree

April 22, 2024

Students design a more inclusive EEG system 

The most commonly used EEG system does not work well on many culturally Black hairstyles

A street sign with a word in Ukrainian that is shot through with bullet holes lies on the ground.

April 17, 2024

Calculating the environmental cost of war 

Researchers estimate the war in Ukraine has caused $56.4 billion in environmental damages

April 17, 2024

Grant will help high-achieving, low-income engineering students at UIC

The grant will fund scholarships for 51 full-time students

April 15, 2024

‘Double-edged’ transcription factor affects flu response

A genetic transcription factor involved in lung cancer and pneumonia also mediates the body’s response to influenza

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