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Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, 2017. (University of Illinois Police Department). Inset: Brendt Christensen (Macon County Sheriff’s Department)

A federal judge rules the upcoming trial of Brendt Christensen will be moved from Urbana to Peoria. He is charged with the kidnapping and death of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang.

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While fewer teens are using traditional cigarettes, more are turning to e-cigarettes. The trend “sets youth tobacco control programs backward more than 10 years,” said researcher Scott Hays.

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Despite documented benefits of breastfeeding, only about half of American mothers breastfeed their infants through the first six months of their life. A new study seeks to find out why. 

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A new study finds an online program that teaches teens coping skills is effective at reducing depressive symptoms, especially among those with more severe symptoms.

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Members of Chicago Street Medicine deliver care to a man who is homeless. (Courtesy of Lloyd DeGrane Photography)

Caring for patients is a vital part of the medical school experience. Armed with knowledge and backpacks full of supplies, a group of students is taking its skills to the streets of Chicago.

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A common but preventable gum infection may facilitate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Rebecca Sandefur (Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur has received the prestigious award for her research on the hurdles low-income communities face when seeking civil justice. She joins us in discussion.

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A local education nonprofit unveils an ambitious plan to get first-generation and low-income college students to graduation day.

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How an urban garden is contributing to research on women’s health. We stop by the Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Garden at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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UIC bioengineering professor Ian Papautsky and Erin Haynes of the University of Cincinnati Department of Environmental Health present a sensor that will conduct rapid testing for human exposure to toxic metals. (Courtesy University of Cincinnati)

If successful, the portable, smartphone-sized sensor will measure human exposure to toxic metals like lead and manganese using a single finger prick of blood  – and deliver results in minutes.

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(Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Chicago Men's Gymnastics Team)

After a 70-year run that has resulted in multiple NCAA championship titles, the gymnastics program at the University of Illinois at Chicago will cease to exist once its current season wraps up.

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“What happened to the Republican Party?” former President Barack Obama asked during a speech Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 in Urbana, Illinois.

In a fervid speech, former President Barack Obama accuses his successor and GOP elites of appealing to tribalism and fear “because it helps them maintain the status quo and keep their power and their privilege.”

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Researchers say adverse drug events are a leading cause of injury and death among children and adolescents, yet there has been a lack of information about how this population uses prescription medicine.

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Researchers will study an online intervention program and in-person group therapy program designed for teens to see which is better at helping them cope with tough situations and feel more hopeful. 

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The Northwest Passage Project research vessel the Akademik loffe.

Six students from the University of Illinois at Chicago are starting the fall semester a little early – and a couple thousand miles from campus.

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The Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden (Kristen Thometz / Chicago Tonight)

More than 200 medicinal plants grow in a garden on the city’s Near West Side, including species that have led to the development of treatments for cancer and congestive heart failure.