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Dr. Tao Xie: Researcher and Medical Expert in Parkinson's Disease. @uchicagomed

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Codeine, Opioids, Prescribed, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

Study Shows Codeine Prescribed to Children Despite FDA Warning Against It

A new study shows as many as one in 20 children were still receiving codeine to treat pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, two years after federal regulators warned doctors that prescribing the opioid to kids after the routine surgeries could be fatal.

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cancer, , gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma, extensive genetic variation , genetic instability , metastatic sites

Wider Sampling of Tumor Tissues May Guide Drug Choice, Improve Outcomes

By focusing on genetic variations within a primary tumor, differences between the primary and a metastatic tumor, and additional diversity from tumor DNA in the blood stream, physicians can make better treatment choices for patients with gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma. This study challenges current guidelines and supports evaluation of metastatic lesions and circulating tumor DNA.”

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Diabetes, Health Care Access, Underserved and Minority Communities, merck foundation, University Of Chicago, University of Chicago Medicine, bridging the gap, Health Disparities

University of Chicago to Lead Initiative to Improve Diabetes Care in Vulnerable, Underserved Communities in U.S.

The University of Chicago has been selected by the Merck Foundation to play a national leadership role in a $16 million, five-year initiative to improve access to high-quality diabetes care among the most vulnerable and underserved communities throughout the country.

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Immunotherapy, Adverse Effects, limiting adverse effects, Improving cancer immunotherapy, checkpoint inhibitors

Novel Approach Could Limit Common Complications of Immunotherapy

Connecting cancer immunotherapy drugs such as anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD-L1 to peptides that bind to tissues in and around tumors enhanced their effects while limiting adverse events.

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Butterflies, Insects, Genetics, Evolution, Mimicry

How a “Flipped” Gene Helped Butterflies Evolve Mimicry

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Scientists from the University of Chicago analyzed genetic data from a group of swallowtail species to find out when and how mimicry first evolved, and what has been driving those changes since then.

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Immigrants, Immigration, Social Security, disability benefits, Health

US-Born Workers Receive Disability Benefits More Often Than Workers From Abroad

People born elsewhere who work in the United States are much less likely to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits than those born in the U.S. or its territories. Foreign-born adults are less likely to report health-related impediments to working, to be covered by work-disability insurance and to apply for disability benefits.

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Humanitarian Paul Farmer Wins Prestigious MacLean Center Ethics Prize

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Acclaimed physician and global health worker Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, is the winner of the 2017 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Medical Ethics, the largest such award in the field.

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Chicago Students to Get Hands-on Cancer Research Experience Through $1.9 Million Grant to UChicago Medicine

The University of Chicago Medicine received a $1.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to launch a two-year program to provide immersive laboratory and research training for high school and undergraduate students.

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Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research Awards Samuel Volchenboum a $50,000 Research Grant

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research announced the University of Chicago Medicine will receive a $50,000 Rally for Research Grant to support Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD, and a data commons project for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma.







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