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New Techniques Boost Understanding of How Fish Fins Became Fingers

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The cells that make fin rays in fish play a central role in forming the fingers and toes of four-legged creatures, one of the great transformations required for the descendants of fish to become creatures that walk on land.
15-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Suggests Ways to Block Hypertension in Those with Sleep Apnea

Suppressing hydrogen sulfide production in the carotid body may block the hypertension associated with sleep apnea.
15-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Growing Up on an Amish Farm Protects Children Against Asthma by Reprogramming Immune Cells

By probing the differences between two farming communities, an interdisciplinary team of researchers found that substances in the house dust from Amish, but not Hutterite, homes is associated with changes to immune cells that appear to protect...
1-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Antibiotics Weaken Alzheimer’s Disease Progression Through Changes in the Gut Microbiome

Long-term treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics decreased levels of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, and activated inflammatory microglial cells in the brains of mice in a new study by neuroscientists from the University of...
15-Jul-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

International Team Describes Step-by-Step Progress in Battling Toxoplasmosis

In the July 14 edition of Scientific Reports (Nature), 39 researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering...
15-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technique Targets Gene That Causes Neurodegenerative Disease

Neuroscientists at the University of Chicago studying a unique gene that expresses two proteins, one that is necessary for life and another, that when mutated causes a neurodegenerative disease called spinocerbellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6), have...
11-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simple Procedure Could Improve Treatment for Common Eye Disease

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A new, minimally invasive procedure appears to be effective for many patients with the common eye disease Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), without the potential side effects and cost of the current standard of care, a cornea transplant.
13-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago to Support NIH Million-Person Precision Medicine Study

The University of Chicago is one of three Illinois academic institutions that will work together to help launch President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program to enroll 1 million or more participants in a national research...
7-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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