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New Genomic Data Platform to Focus on Children’s Health Issues

Investigators from the University of Chicago Medicine will play a central role in a five-year, $14.8 million effort by the National Institutes of Health, contingent upon available funding, to improve the understanding of inherited diseases.
15-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse


Staring at the sun – even during a sky-darkening eclipse – requires extra eye safety precautions. Here's how to skygaze safely during the eclipse and a rundown of what can happen if you don't.
15-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Opens Multilingual Clinic for International Patients

The University of Chicago Medicine is opening a multilingual clinic in downtown Chicago for international patients and their families who need primary care beginning Aug. 15.
10-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Winged Mammals From the Jurassic Period Discovered

Two 160 million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. With long limbs, long hand and foot fingers, and wing-like membranes for tree-to-tree...
7-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Data Yields Surprising Connections Between Diseases


Using health insurance claims data from more than 480,000 people in nearly 130,000 families, researchers at the University of Chicago have created a new classification of common diseases based on how often they occur among genetically-related...
31-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Automated Measure of Nighttime Oxygen Levels Could Speed Diagnosis of Childhood Sleep Apnea

Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could – by itself – provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment...
4-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy via Skin Could Treat Many Diseases, Even Obesity


A research team has overcome challenges that have limited gene therapy. They demonstrate how their novel approach with skin transplantation could enable a wide range of gene-based therapies to treat human diseases. The researchers provide...
31-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Medicine Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Improve Diabetes Care in Underserved Communities

Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine have received a five-year, $1.8 million grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) to develop a program that could help improve diabetes care for...
31-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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