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Bi-Monthly News Roundup
July 17, 2018
Updates from CLIC  

MICHR partners with local organization to encourage addiction prevention across the state and beyond

The Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN), which aims to develop a preventive approach to the opioid epidemic, recently hosted a drug take back event in collaboration with the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) that collected and disposed of one ton of pills, including 54,000 opioid pills.
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
App helps new and deaf parents know when and why their baby is crying 
A UCLA research team, led by Ariana Anderson with support from the UCLA CTSI, has created Chatterbaby, an app that uses artificial intelligence to tell parents that their infant is crying - and why the baby is upset.
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Biochemists discover cause of genome editing failures with hyped CRISPR system
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, including the UIC CCTS, are the first to describe why CRISPR gene editing sometimes fails to work, and how the process can be made to be much more efficient.
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ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Gizmodo: Two Cancer Drugs Found to Boost Aging Immune Systems 

A new clinical trial published in Science Translational Medicine has found evidence that low doses of two existing drugs can boost the immune system of an elderly person, helping it fight common deadly infections, including the flu, with seemingly little to no side effects.
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