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Octopus Genome Sequenced


The first whole genome analysis of an octopus reveals unique genomic features that likely played a role in the evolution of traits such as large complex nervous systems and adaptive camouflage. The findings are published in Nature on Aug 12, 2015.
11-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

New Computational Method Predicts Genes Likely to Be Causal in Disease

A new computational method developed by scientists from the University of Chicago improves the detection of genes that are likely to be causal for complex diseases and biological traits. The method, PrediXcan, has the potential to identify gene...
6-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UChicago Medicine Supports New Organ Transplant Fund for the Uninsured


.The University of Chicago Medicine has become the first transplant center to contribute to the Illinois Transplant Fund (ITF), a new not-for-profit that provides financial support for organ transplants to qualified uninsured residents of northern...
30-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Long Telomere Length Associated with Increased Lung Cancer Risk

A large-scale genetic study of the links between telomere length and risk for five common cancers finds that long telomeres are associated with an increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma. No significant associations between telomere length and other...
24-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Central Illinois Physician Donates $3.5 Million for Cancer Research


Anjuli Nayak, a renowned allergist and immunologist from Bloomington who received cancer treatment at the University of Chicago Medicine, is endowing a $3.5 million professorship at the medical center for leukemia research.
21-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Media Advisory: UChicago Medicine Showcases Pediatric Robotic Urology Treatment

Internationally recognized experts will lead a two-day conference in Chicago to educate peers on emerging robotic treatments and procedures for pediatric urology patients; live stream available in India.
20-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Angioma Alliance 2015 Family Conference

The weekend begins with a reception on Friday evening and includes a full day of presentations and discussion groups on Saturday and a half day on Sunday. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Issam Awad, Chair of the Angioma Alliance Scientific...
20-Jul-2015 2:00 PM EDT

UChicago Medicine Joins Five-Year Study to Examine the Gut Microbiome of Premature Infants

The NIH has awarded a $2.7 million grant to a team from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of South Florida to study the gut microbiomes of premature infants.
16-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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