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Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman tells us how early childhood education can impact a person’s life well into middle age.

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Artificial intelligence outperformed radiologists in identifying lung cancer as part of first-time screenings, according to a new study. The technology also produced fewer false positives and negatives.

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In this May 13, 2019 photo, Dana Weiner, policy fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, discusses a review of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ Intact Family Services program, during a press event at DCFS. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun Times via AP)

Illinois’ child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found.

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Existing tests for the deadly virus are inaccurate, expensive and can be challenging to administer, but new research from Loyola University Chicago could lead to a simple filter paper test that changes color if Ebola is present.

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Illinois spends more per pupil on school administration than almost every other state in the union, according to a new report. What the state is doing to address spending.

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New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Identical twin brothers retired astronaut Mark Kelly, left, and Scott Kelly (Robert Markowitz / NASA)

A groundbreaking study concludes that human health can be “mostly sustained” for a year in space, a key finding that figures to help NASA with its mission of sending humans to Mars within two decades.

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Northwestern University is one of dozens of medical centers across the country studying whether the drug can protect against or slow down the progression of the disease in patients already experiencing symptoms.

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Local journalists detail the discrepancy between the discipline of men and women in prisons across the U.S., including Illinois. We speak with Jessica Pupovac, lead reporter of the yearlong investigation.

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The diets of white Americans contribute to climate change more than the eating habits of African and Latino Americans, according to a new report by a group of Chicago researchers.

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The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those who can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1.5 eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs, a study shows.

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Can an app help people stick to their medications? That’s what local researchers hope find out in a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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A new South Side facility has increased access to trauma care in Chicago, where in 2015, 73 percent of majority black communities were located at least 5 miles from a trauma center, according to a new study.

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Even if discontinued, binge drinking at an early age increases the risk of developing anxiety later in life, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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In 2016, the number of young black men killed by a firearm in Chicago was nearly 50 times the national rate, according to a new report analyzing such deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds.

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A new Northwestern study is the first to show that female scientists receive less money when applying for federal grants than their male counterparts. 

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