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Microbiomes may help improve diagnosis of endometriosis

February 9, 2018

A new process to identify certain microbes in women could be used to diagnose endometriosis without invasive surgery, possibly even before symptoms start.

Advances in Sickle Cell Disease

February 6, 2018

Sickle cell disease is painful, leads to a high incidence of stroke and carries with it a much shorter life expectancy than the average person living in the developed world. Andrew Wilber, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at SIU School of Medicine, and his team are working to change that.

Simmons Cancer Institute Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications

January 16, 2018

Applications for the 2018 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University Medicine are now being accepted through March 15.

Amber Fifer named Associate Director of CCR

January 5, 2018

Dr. Amber Fifer has been appointed associate director of the Center for Clinical Research.

Denim and Diamonds 'helps people you and I live and breathe with every day'

October 3, 2017

Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University Medicine will host the 17th annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser Saturday, October 14, at the Crowne Plaza Springfield.

Clinical Studies to Test New Diabetic Treatment

August 10, 2017

Will test progression of kidney disease

'I Hurt:' How opioid pain medicine went from a life-saver to a life-ending epidemic

July 24, 2017

The first time Jennifer Deiss ever took a Tylenol with codeine, also known as Tylenol 3, it was in 1983 when she was in her late twenties. Suffering from complications following surgery, doctors determined the now 62-year-old had arthritis that had been aggravated by bed rest.

A Seat at the Table

July 24, 2017

In 1975, the first class graduated from the then just five-year-old SIU School of Medicine. To look at the class photo, two things stand out for those of us looking at it with a 2017 gaze: in this small class of 24 people, there is only one person of color, and not one is female.

Study May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's Progression

July 18, 2017

As American lifespans increase due to progress made on other medical frontiers, the toll from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) grows.

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