Alma Aguilar, a long COVID patient, participates in the RECOVER research study at Mile Square Health Center on March 10, 2022. (Joshua Clark / University of Illinois Chicago)

Ongoing research efforts come as many long COVID patients have already exhausted available treatment options and are now left to manage and live with a variety of chronic symptoms.

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Amid many unanswered questions and the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency declaration earlier this year, long COVID patients remain in limbo as they continue to manage and live with their symptoms.

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a small and flexible implant, pictured here, that can relieve pain without drugs. (Credit: Northwestern University)

A new study suggests ant colonies work like a collective brain to make decisions. How racial discrimination could negatively impact brain structure. A surgical implant that could provide pain relief without drugs. And how a quirk of evolution gave humans our voice.


Important research is happening locally and across the country in an attempt to control the Zika virus.